The joint Visit Cornwall / Visit Isles of Scilly competition to win a five-night VIP holiday for two to Penzance and the Isles of Scilly which ran for three months until 19th February 2014 has generated more than 16,000 genuine leads for the Visit Isles of Scilly database. The lead generation exercise was the most successful in the history of competitions run by Visit Cornwall and, for Scilly, it now means we have boosted our year-old database to more than 24,000 names. Every month, we send e-newsletters to our entire database telling them about Scilly as a destination, our latest news and what’s coming up.
As for the lucky winner? His name is David Harker from Ludlow in Shropshire, and he couldn’t be more overjoyed. He is getting married this Friday (29th March) to his fiance Helena and, having had to cancel plans for a honeymoon initially due to being made redundant last year, they can now look forward to a special celebration when they arrive here on 9th June. He has previously been to St Mary’s once before on a day trip many years ago and describes the Isles of Scilly as his “dream” destination.
Our thanks to Isles of Scilly Flowers who have generously sent the happy couple some scented narcissi this week to wish them well on their wedding day, and also to Schooners Hotel who are putting them up whilst staying on Scilly, Isles of Scilly Travel who are bringing them over from Penzance, as well as our other competition partners Penzance Hotel and First Great Western.