TRAVEL GAZETTE – A campaign to attract more tourists to the Isle of Man, located off the coast of Britain, has been launched.
According to the BBC, there has been a 9% decrease in visitor numbers.
The annual Isle of Man Passenger Survey showed a 25,000 fall in visitor numbers, from 292,328 in 2016 to 266,850 last year.
A new deep-water berth for cruise liners, new hotel developments and the regeneration of Douglas Promenade are expected to help boost tourism.
The isle is a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland.
Tourist numbers peaked in the first half of the 20th century, prior to the boom in cheap travel to Southern Europe that also saw the decline of tourism in many similar English seaside resorts.
The Isle of Man tourism board has recently invested in “Dark Sky Discovery” sites to diversify its tourism industry.
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