Wightlink, a provider of cross-Solent travel, will begin transporting tourists to the Isle of Wight again on July 4th. The decision follows the green light from the UK government to restart much of the hospitality and tourism sector.
With as many as 100,000 holidaymakers gearing up to descend on the Isle of Wight for Cowes Week, Wightlink is preparing for a busy few days. Here Breaking Travel News takes a look at this vital conduit between the British mainland and one of its most underrated tourism destinations
Wightlink’s new environmentally friendly ferry, Victoria of Wight, went down the slipway at the Cemre shipyard in Yalova, Turkey, earlier to cheers from Wightlink staff and hundreds of shipyard workers. She will become the company’s flagship on the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route.
The ferry industry is gearing up for growth with more than £1 billion of investments announced for new ships, port and service facilities in the next four years, according to figures released by Discover Ferries, the industry body for ferries.
Following a hike in group bookings to the Isle of Wight, Wightlink Ferries, the ferry company of choice for those travelling to and from the Isle of Wight, has introduced online booking capabilities and lower fares for foot passengers.