This year’s TT festival benefited the Manx economy to the tune of about £26.8m, a government survey has found.
The Department of Enterprise survey said 44,367 spectators had attended this year’s festival. While this was 1.5% down on 2017, the total amount spent by them increased.
The total expenditure of TT visitors […]
The TT is worth millions to the Manx economy, the government says.
This week it released statistics from the annual visitor survey.
However, those show that the number of visitors actually FELL in 2018. But the amount of money spent by them ROSE.
The Department for Enterprise also says that the number of […]
It has been a bumper year for cruise ships visiting in the island.
In 2018, 24 cruise ships carrying 8,391 passengers visited the island, along with 6,026 crew.
In 2017, there were 23 cruise shop visits and 3,745 took advantage of a shore excursion
That means there was a 20% increase from […]
As I mentioned in my 2016 Election Manifesto, each Tynwald Member is entitled to be paid an annual sum to cover any out of pocket expenses when representing or carrying out their duties / functions on behalf of Constituents and this island.
The sum currently stands at £7,012.64 (paid monthly £584.39) and […]
Outcome of Immigration debate in Douglas
The Isle of Man should ease its work permit laws.
That’s according to the results of a debate on immigration in Douglas last night.
Middle MHK Bill Shimmins argued to liberalise the Island’s current system.
Whilst Onchan Rob Callister opposed that motion.
These members of the audience told Manx Radio […]
Growing cruise market prompts terminal questions
A busy summer in Douglas Bay has prompted fresh calls for a new cruise terminal.
The cruise visitor market grew by a third in the Island last year, with around 8,000 tourists coming ashore from 24 separate ships.
It’s thought those numbers could grow by another quarter next year.
Large cruise liner terminals are […]