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 9 °C

Features & Analysis

  • French luxury Tea House, Mariage Freres display of tea pots Tea for tu

    France falls back in love with tea - but don't expect a British cuppa


  • Woman in swimming pool Green stuff

    The element that makes a familiar smell when mixed with urine


  • Female model's bottom in leopard skin trousers as she walks up the catwalkBum deal

    Why budget buttock ops can be bad for your health


  • Music hackathonMusic hackers

    Sleep-deprived coders enjoy an epic adventure


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • ITChild's play

    It's never been easier for small businesses to get their message out to the world

Programmes

  • Tuna and avacadoThe Travel Show Watch

    Is Tokyo set to become the world's gourmet capital?

BBC © 2014 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.