Tag "Tourism"

Hands off our money, says tourism

Jan Kuttelwascher

TAKING £500,000 from tourism’s budget to fund a new reciprocal health agreement with the UK would be a ‘travesty’ and reverse all the hard work put in to create growth, industry professionals have warned.

Guernsey is ‘perfect for making films’


GUERNSEY is to star in an international short film because those behind the project felt the island deserved a more prominent place on the ‘touristic, entrepreneurial and artistic world map’.

Hotels that are left to rot help no one

‘HOPELESSLY aspirational’ is how some have branded Tourism’s vision for the island’s visitor economy, and its ultimate impact on the hotel industry. And while those slamming the department’s bid to tighten restrictions to protect bed stock will have their own agendas, it’s hard to make a case that derelict hotels help anyone.

Tourism plan puts cart before horse

I AM appalled by so much nonsense written in the Press and, particularly, by Commerce and Employment with their ‘10-year plan for tourism’. As a travel agent, the article has prompted me to comment on their proposals. With respect to Messrs Hopkins and Wheadon, the jargon and hype apart, I suggest their plan is not only unrealistic but puts the cart before the horse for several reasons – a travel agent’s point of view.

Tourism plan seeks 30% rise in visitors

Photo By Steve Sarre 19-11-14Visit Guernsey numbers on visiters Mike Hopkins

INVESTIGATING glamping, or luxury camping, developing the wedding market and supporting family attractions are just a few of the ways the Commerce and Employment Department is planning to revitalise the island’s tourism industry.

Quality in Tourism ratings are offered

Alderney aerial

THE owners of hotels, guest houses and self-catering accommodation in Alderney are being offered the chance to join the UK tourist board grading system from this season.