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Hotel report: more cash needed

Investment key to boosting ageing facilities

Specialist consultants from the UK say the Isle of Man can turn around its tourism industry – but it’ll take modernisation and money.

A report from Hotel Solutions examined the Island's accommodation sector.

It found ageing hotels which don’t use online marketing are in need of investment and rely heavily on a seasonal trade.

The report will now be considered by the Department of Economic Development – although the experts say the situation has now changed after the sale of the Mount Murray Hotel and the threatened closure of the horse trams.

Andrew Keeling of Hotel Solutions says Manx establishments need more support to attract visitors here:

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