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Cruise Visits Cancelled

Cruise Visits Cancelled

A cruise company has cancelled two visits to Scilly. The Ocean Majesty was expected in today and on the 17th June, but the visits have been cancelled. Dale Clark, St Mary’s Harbourmaster, says at present he is unsure as to why they have cancelled but it is believed that other ports of call for this […]

Scilly To Feature For A Week On BBC One Show

Scilly To Feature For A Week On BBC One Show

Tourism in Scilly could get a boost from a series of five nightly TV features. The features about Scilly will be broadcast on The One Show on BBC One from 4th July. Bristol-based Tigress Productions completed their week-long filming schedule on Saturday. The crew has relied on local knowledge and experience including using islands-based filmmaker Robin Burrows and the IOS […]

Tourist Brochure Will Go Out Earlier This Year

Tourist Brochure Will Go Out Earlier This Year

Next year’s Isles of Scilly tourism brochure will be delivered earlier this year at the end of October and booking forms will go out from this week. Sophie Hughes told the Tourist Board that Gendall Design, who created this years guide will be doing it again. Requests for paper copies have remained bouyant – from […]

Sea Cloud and Island Sky Visiting On Saturday

Sea Cloud and Island Sky Visiting On Saturday

The impressive Sea Cloud Sailing Cruise Ship is anchored today in Crow Sound. She has 54 passengers on board, visiting Tresco this morning. She is due to depart at 13:30pm. In addition, the Island Sky is returning today at approx 11:00am. She’ll be anchored in St Mary’s Roads and her 102 passengers will be also be […]

Tourist Board Officials Appointed

Tourist Board Officials Appointed

Councillor Christine Savill has been re-elected as Chairman of the Tourist Board. It could be the last year for the body if plans to merge it, Island Tourism and Island Marketing into one super-body go through. Sabine Schraudolph took the Vice Chair role. Chris Hopkins hasn’t sought re-election to his Deputy Vice Chair role – […]

Community Backs Blue Sail Recommendations

Community Backs Blue Sail Recommendations

The community is behind the ideas presented by tourism consultants Blue Sail, according to Council Tourism Leader, Julian Pearce. Julian told last night’s Tourist Board meeting that the 143 public comments received were, in general, extremely positive, particularly regarding the need for a single representative body for the whole sector on the islands. This has not […]

Helicopter Company To Run Sightseeing Trial In Scilly

Helicopter Company To Run Sightseeing Trial In Scilly

A London-based company is set to ‘test the water’ for pleasure helicopter flights around Scilly. Adventure 001 Helicopters is the biggest company of its type in the UK and they met with Council and airport officials yesterday about running short, six minute flights at £25 a time around St Mary’s in June and August. They’re […]

Businesses Asked To Use Consistent Messaging About Scilly

Businesses Asked To Use Consistent Messaging About Scilly

Island businesses are being asked to use some key phrases in their marketing material to generate a memorable image of the Islands. It’s part of an exercise called storyboarding which has been recommended by tourism consultants Blue Sail who’ve uncovered a major flaw in our promotion. They questioned around 2000 people who fit our target […]

Students Spend Day At TIC

Students Spend Day At TIC

Students on a Tourism BTEC course from the Five Islands School have been experiencing what visitors want at first hand. The four students have spent Tuesday and Wednesday working alongside staff in the Tourist Information Centre. Sophie Hughes says the students found working in the TIC a real eye opener – they were surprised at […]