Isle of Man News last updated 30 September 2014 20:49:59

SPC spends half a million to attract tourists

POSTED yesterday at 2:07 pm by Joanne Clague

The Steam Packet is increasing sailings to Liverpool next year and will spend £500,000 on advertising the Isle of Man as a tourist destination. The company says the extra sailings to Liverpool are in response to passenger feedback. Unveiling the 2015 programme that is available to book from tomorrow (October 1), chief executive Mark Woodward said...

Renewed support for Manx Wildlife Trust’s Biodiversity Education Officer post

POSTED yesterday at 12:13 pm by MT

The Manx Wildlife Trust, the Island’s leading nature conservation charity, is delighted to have received renewed support for its key Biodiversity Education Officer post from the Department of Education and Children (DEC) and the Department of the Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA).  Since April this year, funding for the post, currently held ...

Ashgrove Marketing to host further seminar

POSTED yesterday at 9:47 am

Ashgrove Marketing is holding the next in a series of business seminars at the Claremont on Wednesday 8th October from 9am, for a 10.30am finish. The latest seminar, “Budgeting for Success: how to make the most of your marketing spend”  is designed to offer practical tips, guidance and points for consideration as businesses begin to look at their marketing budgets for 2015. The Ashgrove Marketing team of experts will discuss the following topics: long-term strategy and budget lifecycles, cost–effective media buying, client-agency communications, and justifying expenditure. Join Ashgrove Marketing in a relaxed environment, with enlightening presentations and the chance to quiz the Ashgrove team on the topics that matter most to your busin...

Blackpool airport closure

POSTED yesterday at 7:44 am

The Isle of Man could lose one of its links with the north west if a buyer can't be found for Blackpool airport.The loss-making airport is set to close on October 15 if no agreement can be reached over the next seven days. It has been making a loss for several years and states 'we are currently exploring a number of options in an attempt to secure the future of the airport'.Three airlines operate out of Blackpool,, Aer Lingus and Citywing which operates daily from the Isle of Man.Passengers are being advised to contact their airline for more information.Got a story? Contact Joanne on 340000 or email newsdesk@manx.nettwitter @jonewsiom

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