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Britons ‘Clueless’ About Location Of Scilly

Britons ‘Clueless’ About Location Of Scilly

Another survey has shown that a large number of people in the UK don’t know where the Isles of Scilly are. But the report, compiled for the national hotel chain Travelodge, suggests it’s not just a problem with our islands and that British adults are “clueless” about geography. The survey of 3,000 adults, carried out […]

Scilly Promoted At UK’s Biggest Travel Show

Scilly Promoted At UK’s Biggest Travel Show

Scilly has been promoted as a destination to tour operators, journalists and travel writers at the UK’s biggest trade-only tourism show. Today is the final day of the World Travel Market at the Excel Centre in East London. Since Monday around 50,000 visitors have attended the exhibition. Scilly has been part of a joint display […]

Popular Baking Courses To Return To Scilly

Popular Baking Courses To Return To Scilly

Winter baking and cookery courses will return to Scilly next year. The sessions used to be arranged by former St Martin’s baker Toby Tobin-Dougan when he owned that business on the island. Toby says he originally started the residential programme to supplement his income outside the tourism season when he realised he didn’t have enough […]

Karma St Martin’s Attracts New Visitors From Asia

Karma St Martin’s Attracts New Visitors From Asia

Karma St Martin’s Hotel has helped attract new visitors to Scilly from Asia during its first full-year of operation. Manager Francesca McCarthy says marketing the business using the extensive Karma resorts membership database has helped extend the St Martin’s season and that’s benefited all local businesses. Francesca says the hotel has been particularly popular with […]

Skybus To Expand Services Next Year

Skybus To Expand Services Next Year

For the second year running, Skybus are expanding their service. And once again they say that their new schedules represent the largest ever flying programme in their history. Chief Executive Rob Goldsmith says acquisition of an additional Islander aircraft back in July means they can offer even more options than in 2015. One of the […]

Newquay Airport Scraps Controversial Passenger Fee

Newquay Airport Scraps Controversial Passenger Fee

You won’t have to fork out a fiver when you fly to Scilly through Newquay anymore. Cornwall Council, who operates the airport, has announced that they are scrapping the charge. The unpopular development fee was introduced in 2005 and raised around £430,000 in the last financial year. The mainland authority says that revenue is up […]

Hugh Town Pasties Receive Thumbs Up From Vogue Magazine!

Hugh Town Pasties Receive Thumbs Up From Vogue Magazine!

The iconic fashion and style magazine Vogue has recommended the pasties from the Farm Deli. They’ve highlighted the Hugh Town business in their article A Week in Mousehole. The authors describe the Cornish community as “the most charming little town on the English seaside.” In the piece, writer Jo Rogers recommends that readers who stay […]

Scilly’s Tourism Brochure And Website Win Awards

Scilly’s Tourism Brochure And Website Win Awards

Scilly’s tourism guide and website have both won awards after being voted the Best in Britain by thousands of holidaymakers. The printed guide and website at visitislesofscilly.com gained Gold and Silver respectively at the British Destinations Conference in Blackpool earlier this month. Judges picked the five best examples for each category and then emailed them […]

St Martin’s Could Lead New Stargazing Initiative

St Martin’s Could Lead New Stargazing Initiative

A group of islanders is assessing the potential for a new tourist attraction to make the most of our unpolluted night skies. St Martin’s residents are hoping to create a permanent observatory. There’s never been a fixed site for stargazing on the islands but in the 1990s the late Pete Hobson secured grant funding for […]