Official tourism website wins Hantsweb AwardWinchester City Council’s official tourism website www.visitwinchester.co.uk has beaten over 150 other nominees to scoop 'best tourism and leisure' website at this year’s Hantsweb Awards.
The Hantsweb awards are open to any website based in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, and celebrate excellence in website design, accessibility and service.
For the 'best tourism and leisure' category, the judges were looking for websites that attract tourism and promote leisure and cultural activities in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. They chose the Visit Winchester site based on its ability to demonstrate best practice, accessibility, ease of use, relevance, and great design.
Visit Winchester receives an average of over 30,000 hits a month and is often the first port of call for people planning a trip to Winchester.
Over the last 12 months, Winchester City Council’s tourism team has rolled out the re-brand of Visit Winchester to 12 new publications along with various film, e-marketing and social media initiatives. Nationally, marketing efforts to attract more visitors are being complemented by a successful new press and social media PR campaign driven by the Discover Winchester consortium’s agency, Flagship PR. The Council also continues to work closely with
The Winchester District was well represented at the awards, with The Worthys Community, St Bede’s Church of England Primary School, and local sweet shop the Sweet Treat Company also picking up awards for their websites.