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Island's tourism market 'strengthened' by Covid-19

Hotel consultant says IoM has opportunity to grow sector

Covid-19 has strengthened the Isle of Man's ability to grow its tourism sector once border restrictions are relaxed further.

That's the view of a consultant who has been working with government to find ways to improve visitor accommodation on the Island.

Andrew Keeling of Hotel Solutions says a proportion of Manx facilities are 'dated and old-fashioned', and that government support is needed to accelerate change.

However, he told a Tynwald committee looking into tourism on the Island that UK and Irish visitors are keen to come here:

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