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5 hours ago, Gizo said:

...yet for 2 weeks of the year some scally...who hasn’t paid any rent for years and the carpet stinks of rats piss can have Juergen over for 2 weeks, 2 grand on the hip. 

A rather unfair analysis of Government House in my opinion.

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21 hours ago, dilligaf said:

The ones who sit back and expect the Gov to put money their way

Sorry, the serious ones with a bit of business acumen will thrive but the hangers on will fall by the wayside

That is how it has to be

 

Not a huge amount an hotelier with the business acumen of even a Conrad Hilton could do if a government has an economic policy to encourage the development of new hotels

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3 minutes ago, Donald Trumps said:

Not a huge amount an hotelier with the business acumen of even a Conrad Hilton could do if a government has an economic policy to encourage the development of new hotels

When you're also saddled with an old Victorian one to run your business out of.

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This government shits on local businesses as it does on the poor & unprivileged, the environment, & anyone else who doesn't share it's self-entitled viewpoint

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On 5/8/2019 at 10:05 AM, Andy Onchan said:

Food for thought?

ETA: 

 

Good to see the Jersey Government again prove that regulation is not the way to “grow” a sector of the economy. Do we have a free market for anything in the IOM? Government here is petrified of free markets as they don’t need a load of people with non-jobs in them sticking their noses in to keep their pretend job as a government busy body going.  As we’ve seen here not every tourist stays in a hotel, and alternative accommodation providers provide a real niche to bring new tourists across and so should be encouraged. It’s amazing you can’t even do an AirBnb here without being granted a license only after some nosy parker from government has been round to rummage through your cutlery draw and put up a load of obstacles in the way to keep themselves in a job overseeing a declining industry. 

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47 minutes ago, MrPB said:

Good to see the Jersey Government again prove that regulation is not the way to “grow” a sector of the economy. Do we have a free market for anything in the IOM? Government here is petrified of free markets as they don’t need a load of people with non-jobs in them sticking their noses in to keep their pretend job as a government busy body going.  As we’ve seen here not every tourist stays in a hotel, and alternative accommodation providers provide a real niche to bring new tourists across and so should be encouraged. It’s amazing you can’t even do an AirBnb here without being granted a license only after some nosy parker from government has been round to rummage through your cutlery draw and put up a load of obstacles in the way to keep themselves in a job overseeing a declining industry. 

Well said

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On 5/8/2019 at 9:11 PM, dilligaf said:

The ones who sit back and expect the Gov to put money their way

Sorry, the serious ones with a bit of business acumen will thrive but the hangers on will fall by the wayside

That is how it has to be

 

Are you happy for farmers to sit back and take taxpayers money for producing nothing?

IOMG's track record for fairness in supporting the business community leaves a lot to be desired. 

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12 minutes ago, Andy Onchan said:

Are you happy for farmers to sit back and take taxpayers money for producing nothing?

IOMG's track record for fairness in supporting the business community leaves a lot to be desired. 

Not in favour of the farmers getting paid for nothing, or hoteliers being propped up.

How many hoteliers actually pay to advertise their services (outside the island) ? Very few if any.

 

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Some will use targeted Google advertising that only appears in specific regions

Most sensible hoteliers will have a presence on TripAdvisor, paid or otherwise

All have to deal with the dreadful online bookings agencies who charge literally enormous commissions & effectively put up hotel prices

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Just now, Donald Trumps said:

All have to deal with the dreadful online bookings agencies who charge literally enormous commissions & effectively put up hotel prices

Or loss of gross profit more like, increasing prices makes you less competitive.

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Booking agency commissions make all hotel chains raise headline room rates to achieve their targeted rate after commissions paid

Failure to do so does reduce GOP

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To be fair a large proportion of the accommodation stock on the island is still stuck in the 1970's. Times have changed and if they don't have the time, money or inclination to change with it then the market will leave them behind and they'll wither on the vine. It happens. Such is life. 

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That's what is happening

DfE obliged to encourage the development of new hotels is just reinforcing the trend

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4 hours ago, Andy Onchan said:

Are you happy for farmers to sit back and take taxpayers money for producing nothing?

 

Absolutely not but as someone once said "If you get between the pigs and the trough you must expect to get your legs bitten".

That said if grants to farmers (not landowners) were based on production I wouldn't have a problem and the spinoff would be that land prices would drop as there would be no percentage in merely owning any (or lots).

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On 5/8/2019 at 2:45 PM, Donald Trumps said:

DfE are a menace to enterprise

What !, by allowing competition ?

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