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Visit Isle of Man Appoints 2023 UK Eurovision Organiser Claire McColgan to Board

Visit Isle of Man has appointed Claire McColgan, Director of Culture at Liverpool City Council, to its non-executive board.

The new appointment will support in growing the Isle of Man’s cultural offering, through shaping Visit Isle of Man’s Visitor Economy Strategy.

Having successfully delivered Eurovision in Liverpool last year, Ms McColgan brings a wealth of experience to grow the Isle of Man as a visitor destination to meet its ambitious goal of 500,000 visitors per year by 2032.

The appointment follows a strong year, which saw the Isle of Man welcoming 318,000 visitors, exceeding targets by 18,000.

Claire McColgan said: “I am thrilled to be joining Visit Isle of Man as one of their Board Members and the opportunity it provides to work alongside the talented team to help shape and drive forward the Agency’s vision for the Island’s visitor economy. With both destinations possessing a vibrant cultural landscape, the relationship between Liverpool and the Isle of Man is only going to get stronger as we foster a deeper appreciation for our shared histories and creative spirit.”

Non-Executive Chairman, Ranald Caldwell said: “It is so important for us to maximise our potential as a thriving visitor destination and working alongside somebody with Claire’s vast experience will assist us in doing just that. The Isle of Man has a quality offering and by building on our culture and destination marketing we can showcase it effectively, increasing our ever-growing visitor economy. What’s more, the Isle of Man’s ties to Liverpool will only expand with the increasing transport links so working closely with the city is a priority for Visit Isle of Man.”

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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