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Isle of Wight tourism company gets green light

Mon 9 Jan 2012

Isle of Wight tourism company gets green light

Isle of Wight holidays could be set for a boost in popularity after proposals to found a new company to promote them got the green light.

The Destination Management Organisation will be set up by moving across tourism staff from the Isle of Wight Council, while the local authority will be providing £3 million a year of funding over a nine-year period.

Councillor George Brown, cabinet member for economy and environment, made the final decision, reports the Isle of Wight County Press.

Extra funding will come from 12 partners, who will sign up to inject £10,000 a year each.

Last month, a report by the Daily Express named Appley Tower in Ryde as a good location for tourists on Isle of Wight holidays to head to during their time on the island, as they will be able to enjoy "stunning" views across the Solent if they do so.

The newspaper described Ryde itself - a popular spot for visitors - as "impressive".

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