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Manx Hospitality Day 2017: Discover Your Island

06 April 2017

Palace Hotel, Central Promenade, Douglas

11am - 2pm

Providing Excellent Visitor Information enables visitors to get the most out of their time on this beautiful Island, which helps the industry to grow. The bedrock of the sector is the dedicated staff employed within the industry to help deliver that information.

Are you up to date on the fantastic sights and sounds that are all within easy reach on the Island? If not you should come along!

This event hopes to raise the profile of the hospitality industry as a chosen career path by offering a programme of informative and inspirational presentations that will benefit all those who have a visitor/customer facing role in the industry and wish to;

• Increase and update their knowledge of key information to help visitors enjoy their trip

• Learn more about the impact and value of providing accurate information for visitors

• Develop their skills and passion for the industry to help promote the ‘Visitor Economy’

PROGRAMME

11.00: Opening:

Chris Allen: Vice President of IOM Chamber of Commerce introducing Mr Rob Callister MHK (Tourism & Motorsport)

Adventurous Experiences: Keirron Tastagh

Manx National Heritage: Edmund Southworth

Jessica Brown: Digital marketing expert

12.10: Refreshment Break / Supplier Exhibition

Manx Whale & Dolphin Watch: Jen Adams

Discover Diving: Dr Michelle Haywood

Tour Guides: Dr Andrew Foxon

Kate Shane: Head of Blackpool Cluster for Merlin Entertainments PLC (Blackpool Tower Eye, Circus & Ballroom)

14.00: Prize Draw and close

This FREE event is for anyone who welcomes visitors to the Island, so staff or owners of Restaurants, Hotels, Activities and Self Catering properties. Running alongside will be an Exhibition of trade businesses with their 2017 information available.

This is a great opportunity to get ready for the 2017 season! Give your business a boost by bringing your team along, however big or small. Easy parking (£1 pay & display) on site + complimentary tea/coffee/cordial & cream scones.

The Department's Grants & Assistance team will also be exhibiting to provide advice and guidance to those wishing to start up a business. Contact Stephen Hawke for more information.

For more details on this event, contact Sara Richards

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