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Enterprise minister wants more tourists to fill sailings

Laurence Skelly keen to increase capacity

The enterprise minister wants to see fewer sailings operating at low capacity.

The 2018 Isle of Man Passenger Survey results show the number of people travelling by sea dropped by 6% last year.

Tynwald recently approved a plan for the future of the Steam Packet Company, after the government purchased the ferry operator last year.

Laurence Skelly is keen to attract more tourists to fill the empty seats:

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