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Telling visitors about our Biosphere

We in the Island know what a special place it is – but we must tell visitors and potential visitors, too.

Last week, UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man was pleased to welcome the Guild of Manx Registered Tour Guides to DEFA for a discussion about the benefits of our Biosphere status.

The Manx Blue Badge-level guides are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the Island’s history, geology, wildlife, culture, folklore crafts and food and drink and meet and show around thousands of visitors each year.

Jo Overty, Biosphere Project Officer, talked through the origins and purpose of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere programme and the opportunities it presents for the Island.

To find out more about the Guild, visit its website

The Biosphere Project Officer was also at Visit Isle of Man’s busy Eastern area drop-in and networking session, held at the Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino last week.

‘It was great to meet some of our hard-working accommodation and attraction providers and talk to them about how we can tell visitors and those considering holidaying here about our Biosphere and what it stands for,’ Jo said.

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