OFFER some Manx hospitality to TT visitors and earn yourself up to £1,500 tax free – that’s the offer being made to householders as the government seeks to boost its Homestay register.
To join the scheme for the TT festival, people need to register their homes in exchange for a small fee.
Homestay can be offered for any number of nights during the TT, which runs this year from May 25 to June 9.
Figures so far suggest an increase in the number of visitors which is why the government has issued its plea. Anyone wanting to sign up has until April 26 to do so. The registration fee is £15 and in return householders receive public liability insurance up to a maximum of £5m.
Accommodation can be offered on a self catering basis or householders can offer to provide meals. Last year, to help meet increasing demand for TT accommodation, temporary chalets were erected in Noble’s Park.
For further information download the Homestay Hosts’ information pack from www.visitisleofman.com/homestay. Anyone wanting to register for the scheme should call the Homestay team on 686802 or email firstname.lastname@example.org