Scilly Showcased To Travel Writers At London Event

Scilly has been showcased to travel journalists at an event in London.

Island Marketing, which is funded by the travel operators, the Council, Island Tourism, Tresco Estate and the Duchy, sponsored the monthly meeting of the TravMedia writers’ networking group at the Thistle Hotel in Marble Arch on Thursday.

Staff from British International Helicopters, the Steamship Company and Mercury PR mingled with the editors and writers and encouraged them to come and write about the islands.

Graham Buckley of Mercury PR says some journalists had a preconception that Scilly is quiet and just for nature-lovers.

He said it was important to showcase all aspects of the islands including the ArtScilly and WalkScilly festivals as well as activities for couples and families.

The attendees also got to see and taste Scilly with displays of local artwork and samples of fudge, beer and wine from the islands.

Graham says getting more than 100 travel writers and journalists in one place provided a good way to promote Scilly.

The event went down well with attendees and Graham believes it will drum up some extra articles in the press.