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Offline danrok

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June slump in visitors to island
« on: August 30, 2009, 10:52:58 PM »
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Business visitors were down 22% and tourists from the UK dropped 13% in June, compared with the same period in 2008, according to Jersey Tourism.

Despite the favourable exchange rate there were also fewer visitors from France.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/jersey/8229586.stm

No great surprise that their multi-million pound advertising campaign was a total waste of good money.

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Re: June slump in visitors to island
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2009, 10:55:28 PM »
It is quite possible that the French are too short of money to travel.  I have heard from someone who recently returned to Jersey from a holiday in France that the cost of living has increased a great deal.

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Re: June slump in visitors to island
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2009, 11:48:01 PM »
Look at the "exchange rate of the Euro"

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Re: June slump in visitors to island
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2009, 11:50:24 PM »
Get rid of the entire Tourism team - then let them apply for their own jobs together with others
Tired, unimaginative, boring, snug, pompous, pretentious, self indulging - that's what the management team is
Been there far too long - time to kick them out !
David the Carteret is the worst. He will soon come up with some cock 'n bull reason for the bad figures - none of them will stand up so he stood stand down..


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Re: June slump in visitors to island
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2009, 12:12:06 PM »
Get rid of the entire Tourism team - then let them apply for their own jobs together with others
Tired, unimaginative, boring, snug, pompous, pretentious, self indulging - that's what the management team is
Been there far too long - time to kick them out !
David the Carteret is the worst. He will soon come up with some cock 'n bull reason for the bad figures - none of them will stand up so he stood stand down..

I imagine that De Carteret spends his days thinking up excuses for the perpetual decline in our tourism economy. The last time we were graced with his presence on radio it was in an admission that the campaign to attract visitors from the UK (strategy being to appeal to those who would find a euro zone holiday too expensive) had not worked. But rather then admit failure he spun and spun with such weakly disguised agrguments that I was forced to seek out another radio station - such is the power of the man to drive people away from him and his own self aggrandising image.

He should surely be sacked and as moot says the department should be wound up and something more industry focussed put in its place. The States intervention in the promotion of this Island has in the last twenty years been one best described as 'riddled with failure'. Why this has not been tackled at a political level is beyond me. Maybe it has somthing to do with the calibre of our elected officials.

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Re: June slump in visitors to island
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2009, 05:18:45 PM »
Jersey tourism is like the British coal mining industry its been in decline for decades. Its customers have gone abroad to places who provide a better a cheaper service.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2009, 05:20:23 PM by Adrian »

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Re: June slump in visitors to island
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2009, 12:11:16 AM »
"Europe without the Euro"

This has to be the most ill thought out idea ever, just because it is so easy to see why this is totally flawed.

What does a British tourist think when they go in to one of our local bars, and are charged £3.50 for a 33cl bottle of beer?