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Offline boatyboy

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Jersey Tourism.
« on: February 21, 2009, 07:13:09 PM »
Some good news today. Jersey Tourism took out a half page advert in the Daily Mail.

Even better, it made it clear that Jersey currency is the same old pound that you spend at home. I thought it was a very good advert, and easy to read.  Guernsey was also mentioned but only got about a fifth of the space.

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Re: Jersey Tourism.
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2009, 11:21:33 PM »
Channel news tonight reports a drastic drop in visitors to the islands during the first two months of 2009 when comparing like for like with 2008

The problem is that arrival's figures include business people and island residents returning home
and therefore they give an unreal picture of the health of our tourist industry
Perhaps locals haven't been going to the UK much. With the cold weather during these months there cannot have been many tourists who have been brave enough or rich enough to visit our shores
The bottom line is that even with no-euro conversion here the islands are still far too expensive and no advertising campaign can alter that. All the recent adverse publicity cannot have helped either
I think we're in for a particular bad season with the only hope being the visits from Europe who have the euro as their advantage. We now need tourists more than ever as the Finance industry is in dire straits
Or bring back farming and perhaps there is hope for the two Jimmy's yet when they finish their stint in the States. Or perhaps we could persuade Obama to visit the island - Imagine the panic Oxouf would get himself in !

Watch channel report again :
http://www.channelonline.tv/channelonline_channelreports/home.asp

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Re: Jersey Tourism.
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2009, 11:37:07 PM »
Take a scout round the country side, and farming appears to be booming, judging by the multi-million pound installations they're building.  Either that or NASA has relocated here.

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Re: Jersey Tourism.
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2009, 11:37:58 PM »
Some good news today. Jersey Tourism took out a half page advert in the Daily Mail.

Even better, it made it clear that Jersey currency is the same old pound that you spend at home. I thought it was a very good advert, and easy to read.  Guernsey was also mentioned but only got about a fifth of the space.

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In my opinion, they're just paying them to not run stories on the child abuse scandal.

None will come...

Offline boatyboy

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Re: Jersey Tourism.
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2009, 01:07:20 AM »


Maybe outside internet readers, picking up, PJ and similar sites including Stuart Syvret's have been put off Jersey, by the level of perceived strange going on's, on this small island.   ?

So the outsiders may have decided against coming to an island that keeps treading down on the islanders, by helping banks pay less tax, and taxing us more each month, usually by stealth. The Jersey Government turning a blind eye, allowing increases by States Departments, ( for example JEC Government controlled) charging more than companies in the greedy private sector in England.

Of course as moot mentioned Jersey is expensive while the prices of just about everything is plummeting in England, it makes Jersey look even more expensive. Much of this blame of course can be laid at the door of the States mismanagement of the Jersey economy and society by fuelling inflation.

The tourism department has however down sized its staff from 39 to 19. It will be interesting to see in the 2008 accounts when they are available, how much this department costs us in 2008 over previous years, There again someone has to rent those shiny new offices built by Harcourt down at the esplanade and keep WEB executives in work, cause they stand a hells chance in England.

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Re: Jersey Tourism.
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2009, 01:16:26 AM »
No comes on holiday here now except oap's and they come once and never again

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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2009, 01:05:53 AM »
Don't forget the important fact that  tourists won't come because of the location of the skate park - wasn' t the location fine until the marina got vandalised?  ???
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Re: Jersey Tourism.
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2013, 04:38:20 PM »
Three events privately organised are proving that Jersey can attract seriously good press and dare I say tourists to visit this still lovely island.
The town 1.2 mile circuit, cycle race, was another example of a positive and worthwhile outcome giving enthusiasts a wonderful top level event.

http://www.jersey.com/English/sightsandactivities/cycling/Pages/Cycling-Clubs-Events.aspx

Following on from this  from the 7Th to the 9th of June is the ever growing
Jersey International Motoring Festival sponsored by Rubis.

The essence of the weekend is to create a friendly and relaxed atmosphere in our beautiful Island and there are opportunities for car and motorcycle enthusiasts to use and display their “pride and joy” whether this be a veteran, vintage or classic, touring or competition car or motorcycle.

http://jerseyinternationalmotoringfestival.com

Then we have the Jersey live festival from 31st Aug

http://www.jerseylive.org.uk

There will be other events like the beer festival and a powerboat visit, this is just a snapshot of what Jersey has to offer.

The common denominator here is success for Jersey attracting visitors is coming from hardworking, inspired private clubs and individuals, not a stale Government department or a new expensive shadow board.

One hopes that the politicians openly encourage and support this activity which brings in different and welcome business and also a happy different dimension for Jerseys’ population.

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« Last Edit: June 03, 2013, 09:02:51 PM by boatyboy »

Offline Fritz

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Re: Jersey Tourism.
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2013, 12:36:35 AM »
As far as the success of ,"Jersey Live", goes. It is never going to achieve the true, "Festival",status it deserves until weekend camping is allowed.