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The strategy to attract 500,000 visitors!


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2 minutes ago, cissolt said:

Wow, great prediction!

You don't have to be anybody's visionary to see that coming. And more to follow.

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17 minutes ago, cissolt said:

Rob on Tynwald now.  Claiming that 11 million UK visitors fit the profile to visit the island.  Why limit it to 11 million?  If it's a moonshot, let's just say 100 million?

It's a 'fantasy land' plan whose sole aim is to justify the ever increasing government headcount.

They might fit the profile, but they don't want to visit the shithole that is known as Douglas

They can stay at home for fucked up roadworks, high prices and bad politicians / public sector

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2 hours ago, snowman said:

They might fit the profile, but they don't want to visit the shithole that is known as Douglas

They can stay at home for fucked up roadworks, high prices and bad politicians / public sector

This

But - At home in the North of England there would at least be decent roadworks, in that they would be done to a proper engineering standard.

Here, on this rock we have, for example a shoddily hand poured bit of a "Ditch"? at the side of the mountain road that is supposed to be a drain.

Have a look next time you go that way. They could not even be bothered to cut the tarmac in a straight line before filling the ditch with concrete.

Drive over the moors in the North of the UK and where there are roadside ditches they are neat formed concrete, not put in with the back of a shovel like here.

NOBODY IN DOI SEEMS TO HAVE A PAIR OF EYES?

THERE IS NO OTHER EXPLANATION FOR THE SHIT LOOKING STUFF THEY DO.

OR, OR THEY DONT GIVE A FLYING FUCK.

The latter may be the truth................

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3 minutes ago, Max Power said:

500,000 people all attracted by 'eco tourism' sounds a bit wank if you ask me? 

 https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/tynwald-approves-ambitious-tourism-strategy/

I'd rather have all my teeth pulled out without anaesthetic than go on an 'eco holiday,' at least we'd have better dental cover! 

The most 'eco'/environmentally friendly holiday you can take is not taking a holiday. 

So I guess when the 500,000 don't show up, at least they can turn around and say they saved the environment.

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31 minutes ago, Max Power said:

500,000 people all attracted by 'eco tourism' sounds a bit wank if you ask me? 

 

Maybe we could pioneer "eco-wanking" to encourage tourism? 

Haven't really thought through the mechanics of that, but pretty sure it wouldn't involve Callister, Ashford or shredders.

 

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19 hours ago, cissolt said:

Someone talking about bird watching tourism.....and we wonder why we are stuck in the dark ages.

Tell that to Mull where just that makes their economy 5 million a year and the Scottish economy 276 million a year.

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12 minutes ago, b4mbi said:

Maybe we could pioneer "eco-wanking" to encourage tourism? 

Haven't really thought through the mechanics of that, but pretty sure it wouldn't involve Callister, Ashford or shredders.

 

Only once they've sorted the Laxey Sewage Works out... we can't be having the pioneering "eco wankers" knocking one out on top of Laxey Wheel until then. 

 

Actually hasn't the term "Eco Wankers" already been claimed by the IOM Green Party? 

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53 minutes ago, asitis said:

Tell that to Mull where just that makes their economy 5 million a year and the Scottish economy 276 million a year.

They have Eagles and exciting birds, but I guess there's not much else to do there anyway? 

The exit interview always ends up with "What did you do on your Highland holiday?"...."Watched the bloody birds, what else?" 

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54 minutes ago, asitis said:

Tell that to Mull where just that makes their economy 5 million a year and the Scottish economy 276 million a year.

But the birdwatching here isn't as as spectacular as it is in Mull or somewhere like the Isle of Scilly.  It's good especially seabirds but not great and we don't have the big iconic species or twitcher-friendly rarities.  You'll get some related tourism and low-level support should be supplied, but it's not a magic bullet.

(Still probably more profitable than cruises mind).

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2 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

But the birdwatching here isn't as as spectacular as it is in Mull or somewhere like the Isle of Scilly.  It's good especially seabirds but not great and we don't have the big iconic species or twitcher-friendly rarities.  You'll get some related tourism and low-level support should be supplied, but it's not a magic bullet.

(Still probably more profitable than cruises mind).

And those twitchers, the pubs and bars are full of them, singing into the early hours, terrorising the island with their packed lunches and binoculars! 

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17 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

You'll get some related tourism and low-level support should be supplied, but it's not a magic bullet.

There is no magic bullet - a shotgun is required.

Recently I was on another holiday island, at  the end of a long winding road, in a bar, and I found myself sitting next to a guided tour group from England. They were butterfly fanciers. It would seem to be a niche subject, and I was a bit surprised to find that package holidays are available. Camera, notebook and big hat are required.

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