Drop in sessions for travel industry

Visit Isle of Man is hosting a series of drop-in sessions for the local travel and tourism industry.

The ‘Coffee and Cake’ sessions are designed to be an informal opportunity for industry members to network and meet members of the newly appointed Visit Agency Board. Representatives from the Visit Isle of Man team will also attend.

The sessions provide an opportunity for accommodation, activity and attraction providers and restaurateurs to discuss the new Visitor Economy Strategy to 2032: ‘Our Island, Our Future’ which was approved by Tynwald in May, as well as the travel and tourism market.

The sessions willl also provide a platform to discuss wider issues.

Ranald Caldwell, non-executive chair of the Visit Agency, said: ‘The recent approval of the Visitor Economy Strategy to 2032: “Our Island, Our Future” has shown confidence in, and commitment to, the travel and tourism industry from our political representatives.

‘It is a great boost to our industry and starts what we hope will be a really exciting time for our partners, visitors and residents who will benefit greatly from the development plans.’

In addition to the Visit Agency Board and team, representatives of UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man will be available for industry to find out how they can become a Biosphere partner, as the Agency work towards contributing to a more sustainable Island.

The sessions take place as follows:

Thursday 15th September: Woodbourne House, Douglas, 1.30pm-3.0pm.

Wednesday 28th September:  Sunset Lakes, Peel, 2pm-4pm.

Wednesday 19th October:  Port St Mary Pavilion 2pm-4pm.

Thursday 24th November: Ramsey Park Hotel 1.30pm – 3.30pm.

The sessions are free to attend, but due to capacity restrictions and to assist with catering requirements, industry partners must pre-register. For venue and registration options please visit: www.visitisleofman.com/trade/coffeeandcake