Isle of Man News - POSTED Tue 19-09-2017

VisitIOM.co.uk partners UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man

by LC

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Visit IOM is announcing an exciting partnership with UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man (UBIOM).

UNESCO – the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation – welcomed the Island to the world network of Biosphere regions last year, recognising it as a special place for people and nature.

There are 669 Biosphere regions across 120 countries worldwide.

As a self-governing Crown dependency, the Isle of Man is the first entire nation to be awarded this prestigious status and the benefits will be far-reaching.

VisitIOM.co.uk has become among the first businesses to sign up as a partner to Biosphere Isle of Man.

It is displaying the logo and information on its site and promoting it to visitors.

Involvement as a project partner can involve volunteering, project sponsorship, mentoring and support for charities and communities.

As a proud ambassador for the Island, this is an exciting prospect for Visit IOM.

Darrel Tinnion, Business Development Manager at Online Regional Travel Group, said: “Having operated on the Island for well over 20 years, all our employees have great local knowledge and passion for every aspect of life here. When the opportunity arose for us to partner Biosphere Isle of Man, we were thrilled. Helping to maintain what makes the Island a special place for people and nature, and working with a world recognised organisation and programme like the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere programme, is something we’re very much looking forward to.”

Peter Longworth, Project Lead for Biosphere Isle of Man, commented: “Visit IOM shares our goals in promoting the Isle of Man as a special place for people, nature and culture and we welcome the company as a partner.  I am sure it will interest potential visitors to the Island that we have such an accolade and convince them it’s worthwhile discovering more about the story of the Island. We look forward to more visitors discovering why the Isle of Man is such a special place.’

Visit IOM prides itself on a conscientious approach to business, keeping the best interests of the Island and its residents at the forefront of its work.

To find out more about partnering Biosphere Isle of Man, contact Peter.Longworth@gov.im / 685149.

You can follow Biosphere Isle of Man on Twitter @BiosphereIoM, facebook at UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man and Instagram @biosphereiom

Photo - Darrel Tinnion, Business Development Manager, Visit IOM, Peter Longworth, Project Lead, Biosphere Isle of Man, Tim Baker MHK, Member, Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture.

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