Happy vis­i­tors

The Arran Banner - - Letters -

The news this week that Ar­ran played host to more than 400,000 vis­i­tors last year is quite a re­mark­able achieve­ment.

Don’t for­get this is a small is­land with a res­i­den­tial pop­u­la­tion of around 4,500 – so to cater for the needs of all these vis­i­tors takes a lot of hard work and com­mit­ment from a lot of peo­ple.

From the shop­keep­ers and cafe own­ers, camp­site own­ers and top ho­tels, to vis­i­tor at­trac­tions, large and small – ev­ery­one plays their part in keep­ing the vis­i­tors happy and want­ing to come back for more.

Then, of course, there is VisitAr­ran who do such a splen­did job mak­ing the whole op­er­a­tion work like a well-oiled ma­chine.

More than 400,000 peo­ple didn’t come to Ar­ran by ac­ci­dent – many could have gone else­where but for the pro­mo­tion of all that this tiny isle has to of­fer.

And, of course, for many in the in­dus­try the fes­tive time is just as busy, so we hope that they may get a lit­tle respite in Jan­uary when many wind down a lit­tle and take stock for the year ahead.

And may ev­ery­one have a happy and pros­per­ous 2019.

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