Guernsey should 'focus on tourist economy'

Related Stories

Guernsey has been advised to develop its tourism sector as part of its future economic strategy, in a report by Oxford Economics.

The Commerce and Employment Department commissioned the report to provide a basis for a draft Economic Development Strategy.

Neil Gibson, its author, said: "Lots of people now are not able to afford the transatlantic holidays they had before.

"They're starting to put Guernsey back on their list."

He said overall the island was in a good position: "Much of what it has been doing in recent years does not need to be changed.

"A lot of people are looking for fresh ideas, new strategies, when actually a lot of the report endorses the direction the island has been going."

Other recommendations made in the report include expanding the airport, improving the promotion of the island's IT services and focusing on emerging economies.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Guernsey

Weather

Guernsey Airport

Min. Night 5 °C

Features & Analysis

  • TricycleTreasure trove

    The lost property shop stuffed with diamonds, bikes... and a leg


  • Boris Nemtsov'I loved Nemtsov'

    A murder in an atmosphere of hatred and intolerance


  • Image of George from Tube CrushTube crush

    How London's male commuters set Chinese hearts racing


  • INDHUJA'Dorky tomboy'

    The Indian who attracted proposals through honesty


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Audi R8Best in show

    BBC Autos takes a look at 10 of the most eye-catching new cars at the 2015 Geneva motor show

Programmes

  • Kinetic sculpture violinClick Watch

    The "kinetic sculpture" that can replicate digital files and play them on a violin

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.