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Tourist industry is split about season's success

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TOURISM has endured a 'tough' year in 2012 – but the industry cannot seem to agree on how bad things have been.

TOURISM has endured a 'tough' year in 2012 – but the industry cannot seem to agree on how bad things have been.

VisitGuernsey's presentation on the season and plans for 2013 attracted more than 100 industry representatives yesterday.

Commerce and Employment chief officer Jason Moriarty described 2012 as 'a tough trading environment plagued by poor weather'.

'It's not been a disastrous season but we have seen a decline in visitor numbers,' he said.

But it was difficult to judge whether the season had met industry expectations, he said. Responses to surveys had been mixed.

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