Travel Channel Reporters Visiting Scilly On Marco Polo

Reporters from The Travel Channel will arrive on Thursday on the Marco Polo cruise ship.

They are reporting on cruise ship breaks that visit Siclly.

The Tourist Information Centre team have arranged for them to have a golf buggy to tour St Mary’s – TIC staff will highlight the role that the late Prime Minister Harold Wilson played in putting the islands on the map and they’ll be filming at his grave.

The producers are also keen to travel to Tresco and film the gardens and to highlight the celebrities who have come here for breaks over the years including Alun Armstrong, Jane Horrocks, Anneka Rice, Michael Morpurgo, Jude Law and Helen Mirren.

Elsewhere on TV, The One Show films aired last week made a significant difference to the number of hits recorded by our Councils tourism website.

During the week the TIC staff have reported a 43% rise in viewings of simplyscilly.co.uk.