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Appetite for travel in 2023 'strong' says Manx tourism sector

Sector bouncing back after Covid impact

The appetite for travel on, and off-island this year is strong. 

That's from members of the Manx tourism trade as the sector recovers from the impact of the Covid pandemic.

Brian Kelly, Chairman of the Online Regional Travel Group, says people's confidence has improved:


John Keggin, Managing Director of self-catering holiday cottage company Island Escapes, says they've had a busy few weeks:

It's a similar story told by Vannin Travel - Douglas Branch Manager Tony Lawrence says: 'After a difficult couple of years during the pandemic, it’s promising to see confidence  to travel returning at a steady pace. We’re currently busier than ever and can’t thank our customers enough for continuing to support us through an uncertain period of time.' 

'We’ve seen an incredible surge in demand over the last 6 months and are positive that it’ll continue into 2023. We’re already incredibly busy, which is expected for January but to have been as busy as we were in December, particularly during the festive period, was massively positive for us and makes us extremely hopeful for the coming months.'


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