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The Partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Chamber of Commerce, Tourism and Industry

In June 2008 the Isle of Wight Council moved to take a more strategic role in the promotion and development of tourism to the Island.  As part of this change we entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chamber of Commerce, Tourism and Industry (CCTI). 

This clearly sets out the types of activities that the council, as a strategic lead and the CCTI, as an industry lead, intend to undertake to improve the value of the visitor economy to the Isle of Wight.  Under this arrangement the CCTI are producing the seasonal pocket guides and will produce the accommodation guide.  The council will not be producing an accommodation guide,  under our new role, we have been leading on the marketing campaign the exhibitions programme and other strategic marketing and PR activity, and we will continue to do this in the future.

What is Isle of Wight Council Tourism Services?

Isle of Wight Council Tourism Services is the council department dedicated to the strategic role in the promotion and development of tourism to the Island.

It provides a range of marketing opportunities and services that businesses can take advantage of.  

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How to register with Isle of Wight Council Tourism Services 

To advertise on Islandbreaks and participate in other services you must be registered with Isle of Wight Council’s Tourism Services. Registration is FREE. For more information click here.

Islandbreaks functions and services

  • Accommodation availability searches
  • On-line booking*  Extensive searching function for attractions, events, activities, local producers, eating out, shopping and other tourism services.
  •  Regularly updated news features and events
  • Translations in French, Dutch and German
  • Personal password enabling you to view statistics and generate reports on the number of times your details have been displayed, printed and emailed. Plus click-throughs to your own website
  • Consumer E-newsletters to thousands of email subscribers

What is the DMS?

The DMS is a powerful central database of information about tourism related businesses, events and facilities on the island. It is used to provide the most up-to-date information to visitors to the Isle of Wight. Please see the diagram of the functionality of the DMS in the Guide to Tourism Services.

For more information please contact Jill Harlow on 01983 823099 Ext: 5273 (please note Jill works Monday to Wednesdays). Please click on this link to view Isle of Wight Council Tourism Service Terms and Conditions of Service.

Isle of Wight Council Tourism Services Contacts

Island Breaks – Isle of Wight Tourism Tel. 01983 821000 x 6299,

Office Address:
Isle of Wight Council (Tourism Services),
County Hall,
High Street,
Isle of Wight,
PO30 1UD

Tel. 01983 813813

What is the Chamber of Commerce, Tourism and Industry (CCTI)?

The Chamber is the private sector led membership body that seeks to represent the interests of all businesses on the island and it can offer a wide range of benefits to individual enterprises. It now has a specific Executive dedicated to the tourism sector. For more information please call 01983 520777 or visit the CCTI website or GOWight website.