‘Line in the sand’ drawn over tourism funding
Monday 19th November 2012, 5:00AM GMT.
PROTECTING the amount of funding given to Jersey tourism is crucial for the Island’s economy, says the Economic Development Minister.
Senator Alan Maclean told a Scrutiny hearing for the establishment of a new tourism shadow board that the money being put into tourism had been slashed for too many years and drawing a line underneath the cuts was key in order to help boost the economy.
‘For too many years tourism had taken a hit and seen its funding reduced and reduced,’ he said. ‘Now I have put a stop to that, drawn a line in the sand and maintained the budget which is crucial to maximise its value to the economy.’