What do you think about the island’s tourism website?

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The government wants to change the island’s official tourism website and it’s looking for views from people involved in the industry.

The Department of Economic Development is currently reviewing all the tourism information systems it operates, primarily the Visit Isle of Man website, with a view to upgrading them into one fully integrated system.

This type of system is widely used in the industry (e.g. Scotland, Liverpool and Isle of Wight) and is known as a Destination Management System (DMS).

Webtech – a local IT company – is reviewing the current systems, their functionality and how they work to drive more business to the Isle of Man.

They will be hosting some workshops to gather feedback from the industry on how the website and its surrounding systems currently function, suggested changes and the implications on participants’ business and their marketing.

Marketing executive Jess Turner said: ‘We need the broadest possible participation from our visitor industry and I would very much like you to participate.

‘Full details about the workshops and more information about our system reviews are available on our website.’

The available workshop dates are:

The Nunnery, Friday, August 14, 2pm and 6pm.

King William’s College, Wednesday, August 19, 10am and 2pm (10am and 2pm.

Anyone with any more questions, or who requires further information about the workshops or the survey, should email dms_survey@webtech.im

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