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Almost A Third Of Last Year’s Visitors Were On First Trip To Scilly

Almost A Third Of Last Year’s Visitors Were On First Trip To Scilly

30% of visitors to Scilly in 2015 were on their first trip to the islands. And both day visitors and staying tourists are spending more, compared to last year. These are some of the findings from the Annual Visitor Survey organised by the Islands’ Partnership. Last year’s results have just been released. The tourism body […]

52 Cruise Ships Expected In 2016 And Islands’ Partnership Say They’re Prepared

52 Cruise Ships Expected In 2016 And Islands’ Partnership Say They’re Prepared

The tourism body the Islands’ Partnership say that they are fully prepared for the 2016 cruise ship season, which gets underway tomorrow. 300 German passengers are visiting on Fram. New ‘Passport to Scilly’ folders have been designed and printed over the winter. One of the aims of the new information packs is to encourage passengers to […]

Cornish Pasties Welcome New Passengers To Newquay Airport

Cornish Pasties Welcome New Passengers To Newquay Airport

Passengers arriving on Ryanair’s new flight from Frankfurt on Sunday were welcomed to Newquay Airport with a Cornish pasty! It’s the first time the Irish-based airline has used the airport since January 2011, when they pulled out, blaming the controversial airport development fee, which required every passenger to pay an extra £5 to use the […]

‘Travel Hack’ Praises Family-Friendly Scilly

‘Travel Hack’ Praises Family-Friendly Scilly

One of the UK’s most influential travel bloggers says Scilly is one of her two favourite places on the planet. Monica Stott’s comment, that the islands are on par with Iceland, is quite a compliment. She’s travelled the world visiting dozens of destinations in her role as reporter and publisher of the popular website, ‘The […]

Major US Newspaper Recommends Scilly Beach and Ice Cream

Major US Newspaper Recommends Scilly Beach and Ice Cream

The Wall Street Journal is suggesting that its readers discover Scilly. The prestigious newspaper has featured the islands in an article called ‘Four More Under-the-Radar Beaches.’ In the report, writer Kate Maxwell suggests “generally mob-free’ destinations. Tresco’s Pentle Bay is recommended along with beaches at Bathsheba in Barbados, Long Island in the USA and Menorca. […]

Scilly Could Benefit From Weekend Reviews

Scilly Could Benefit From Weekend Reviews

Scilly could benefit from some positive publicity generated by travel articles published over the weekend. The Sunday Express has featured the islands in their ‘Culture Hotspots to Enjoy This Spring’ report. They suggest a trip in April for the Walk Scilly event, taking place between the 9th and the 15th. The newspaper says that the […]

Red Arrows To Appear At Scilly Islands’ Regatta

Red Arrows To Appear At Scilly Islands’ Regatta

The Red Arrows are coming to Scilly this summer. The Royal Air Force aerobatic team will perform a 20-minute display above the islands on Monday 29th August. They’re coming as arguably the star attraction of the Islands’ Regatta, a new event for Scilly this year. The four-day festival beginning on the 26th August will also […]

Hell Bay Hotel Picks Up Bronze At National Tourism Awards

Hell Bay Hotel Picks Up Bronze At National Tourism Awards

Bryher’s Hell Bay Hotel has won bronze in this year’s national VisitEngland Tourism Awards. The business was being judged in the Best Small Hotel category and was the only property in Cornwall and Scilly to make it through to the finals. It follows a run of trophies for the hotel, including gold for the third […]

Former VisitEngland Chief Is New Chairman Of Scilly’s Islands’ Partnership

Former VisitEngland Chief Is New Chairman Of Scilly’s Islands’ Partnership

The former Chief Executive of VisitEngland has been appointed the new Chairman of the Islands’ Partnership. James Berresford will take up the non-executive role for an initial three-year term. The position has been vacant since last summer, when former Chairman and Duchy Land Steward Chris Gregory stood down. David Jackson, the Partnership’s Executive Director, says […]