From left, editor Alan Marriott, CP advertising director David Thornton, Isle of Wight High Sheriff Mary Case, CP managing director Robin Freeman and Visit IW chief executive David Thornton.
NEWPORT has become the latest town on the Isle of Wight to gain a new tourist information point — thanks to the County Press.
The Island’s High Sheriff, Mary Case, opened the new tourist point, located in the County Press Shop in Pyle Street, last Friday.
She was joined at the ribbon cutting ceremony by the editor, Alan Marriott, County Press managing director Robin Freeman and David Thornton, from Visit Isle of Wight. It is the sixth tourist information point to open on the Island in recent months. The others are at Ventnor, Brighstone, Ryde, Shanklin and Brading. Tourism bosses hope there could be as many as 50 such facilities across the Isle of Wight by next year.
Each point costs around £1,000 to set up, which has been provided by the Isle of Wight Council.
The Newport facility includes accommodation guides and leaflets about Island attractions.
Mr Freeman said: "The County Press is pleased to support the Island’s tourist industry and general economy. Our central position in Newport makes us an ideal location."