Tourism News

26Jan 2017

The Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) has developed the Purple Flag initiative as a means of growing night time economies and tourism attractiveness through assessment and accreditation of a range of improvements in offers, facilities, perceptions, safety, welcome, cleaning, signage and other measures relevant. Here in Weymouth, there have been a number of schemes […]

18Jan 2017

Weymouth Area Tourism Partnership  Monday 9 January 2017, 5pm  Tall Ship Pelican, Customs Quay, Weymouth College   Presentation by Adrian Ragbourne about the Tall Ship Pelican and the Adventure Under Sail Project AR circulated brochures containing information about the TS Pelican and the Adventure Under Sail project. He spoke about the value of the Pelican […]

16Jan 2017

Visit Dorset Tourism Partnership Update Redesigned website has now gone live! Following a rigorous tender process, the Visit Dorset Tourism Partnership awarded a new five year contract to NewMind|tellUs to provide a Destination Management System and major re-design of, the official tourism website for Dorset. The new website has now gone live and […]

10Jan 2017

Rise & Shine – Monday Hospitality News Drop View this email in your browser     Monday 9th January 2017 Welcome to Rise & Shine Here’s our first full-size Rise & Shine of 2017. Hope your new year is getting off to a good start so far. If you have any news about your business […]

29Nov 2016

Follow Weymouth-Harbour Group on Facebook or visit Weymouth & Portland Activity Providers   Cycle Hire Enjoy a great day’s riding on the newly formed family friendly flat Jurassic Cycle Trails which run from Overcombe Corner, Preston to Osprey Quay on Portland via the new improved cycleways around Weymouth & Portland – Jurassic Trails Cycle Hire […]

18Nov 2016

The Weymouth Area Tourism Partnership (WATP) called a conference held in the Pavilion Theatre, on 17th November 2016, to discuss initiatives, update existing offers and inform attendees on what improvements could be envisaged. Karen (Gresham) and Jim (Aaran Guesthouse) attended, on behalf of WHGLA. We set up a small display table, with WHGLA and other information […]

30Jul 2016

WE ARE WEYMOUTH EDITION 14 Shopping by the Sea!   Weymouth is the perfect destination for a day trip or short stay. Make the most of the summer weather with a trip out into the bay on a local cruise and view the iconic Purbeck Cliffs shining bright in the distance, experience a mackerel fishing […]

03May 2016

(Please see also our companion article on the page – “Members Area/ Council Issues/ Rent and Rates”) WEYMOUTH, PORTLAND & DORCHESTER ACCOMMODATION BUSINESS SURVEY Tourism consultants Blue Sail are currently undertaking work for Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, West Dorset District Council and Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to assess the need and potential to […]

19Apr 2016

(Foreword by – James Maidment Tourism Website Officer 01305 252241 Dorset Councils Partnership serving: North Dorset District Council, West Dorset District Council and Weymouth and Portland Borough Council West Dorset District Council,South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ “Hello all Please find attached the minutes from the March tourism partnership […]

19Apr 2016

(Foreword from WHGLA Chairman, Alison Weller – “Hi all As you may know Claire from the Cumberland and myself have been representing Accommodation Providers at the meetings of the above. This has followed on from Dave Price’s involvement with the Partnership. I thought you might like to see the attached info which explains what the […]

19Feb 2016

News Release – Weymouth & Portland Tourism Partnership (Editor’s note: Alison and Claire will be attending on behalf of WHGLA)  Tourism Conference – 10th March – 3.00pm  The recently formed Weymouth & Portland Tourism Partnership will hold its first Tourism Conference on 10th March at Weymouth Bay Holiday Park in Preston. All Weymouth & Portland […]

16Dec 2015

Weymouth and Portland Business Leaders Coastal Community Team Weymouth Economic Plan 2015/16 December 2015 Contents 1. Our Coastal Community Team and Area 2. Setting the scene 3. Weymouth Area Profile 4. SWOT 5. Vision, Priorities and Themes 6. Action Plan 7. Delivering the Plan 1. Our Coastal Community Team and Area  Background The Economic Plan […]

13Jun 2015

Cycle Hire Enjoy a great day’s riding on the newly formed family friendly flat Jurassic Cycle Trails which run from Overcombe Corner, Preston to Osprey Quay on Portland via the new improved cycleways around Weymouth & Portland – Jurassic Trails Cycle Hire 01305 836428 Weymouth Cycle Hire 07973 751393 Portland Bike Hire […]

09Jun 2015

Monday 8th June, Issue 001 This newsletter is focussed on distributing information about events and offers that are taking place around the Borough. I aim to get these out every 2/3 weeks, if you can provide me information by Thursday 18th June, I should be able to get the newsletter out on Monday 22nd June. […]

11May 2015

A newly formed Weymouth & Portland Tourism Partnership is being launched this month.The partnership is made up of many local organisations representing various aspects of the industry who wish to join forces to develop and improve Weymouth and Portland’s tourism offer. Simon Newport, General Manager of First Wessex and the newly elected Chairman of the […]

30Mar 2015

WEYFORWARD WIRE SURVEY RESULTS – MARCH 2015 FEEDBACK FROM WIRE MEMBERS ON THE PUBLISHED OUTPUTS FROM THE REGENERATION WORKSHOPS HELD BY THE COUNCIL IN AUTUMN 2014 Q1 – What do you think are the most positive things/ideas in the report? What are you excited about? “The use of green space, linking each area, the redevelopment […]

14Feb 2015

From time to time, various pundits suggest there should be an artificial reef built in Weymouth Bay, to enhance wave formation and therefore attract surfers and associated visitors to the town. However, there are problems with this. Detractors point to the reef built at Boscombe in 2009, at a cost of £3.2million. It was constructed […]