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Isle of Wight 'a top UK holiday destination'

Thu 28 Mar 2013

Isle of Wight 'a top UK holiday destination'

The Isle of Wight has featured high in the list of the most popular UK holiday destinations from travel website TripAdvisor.

Finishing ninth out of the whole of the UK in terms of having the most highly-rated hotels, restaurants and attractions, the island has performed extremely well against some stiff competition.

It is testament to the hard work and hospitality of the many restauranteurs, shopkeepers and staff who run the island's many attractions that such a positive rating has been achieved, with the island now looking to build on this success the coming months.

Visit Isle of Wight boss David Thornton told the Isle of Wight County Press: "We're delighted that the Isle of Wight, the UK's holiday island, has been recognised among the UK's top ten in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Islands Awards."

He added that 2013 is expected to be a "truly mammoth" year for the island in terms of attracting more visitors than ever before, with this latest accolade helping to further promote the Isle of Wight as an excellent, affordable and welcoming family destination.

The remainder of the TripAdvisor top ten were Guernsey (10), Anglesey (8), Isle of Man (7), Isle of Arran (6), Lewis and Harris (5), Isle of Mull (4), Isle of Skye (3), Jersey (2) and finally, in number one spot, the mainland Orkney islands.

Last month, the Isle of Wight's tourism sector was also celebrating another major coup, with Bitesize Britain naming the island's latest guide the best holiday brochure in the UK.

Group marketing manager for the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce, Tourism and Industry Zoe Stroud said at the time: "This is great news for the Isle of Wight and for everyone who is involved in putting the guide together.

"The team work hard to produce all the Chamber Guides and so to be recognised for this is fantastic news."ADNFCR-3083-ID-801564514-ADNFCR

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