TT Festival 2001; Races off - Festival On

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Isle of Man Steam Packet Company

    DOUGLAS, Isle of Man, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Isle of Man Steam
 Packet Company is writing to fans booked to travel to the Isle of Man for the
 world famous TT Festival.  Regrettably the TT road racing has been cancelled
 because of the outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease in the UK, but the festival
 is most definitely ON.  The Island is eager to tell the world that it is still
 very open for tourists.  Visitors will experience the usual warm Manx welcome,
 but are asked to heed any restrictions in force.
     The decision to cancel the racing is a very disappointing one.   For many
 thousands, however, the TT Festival is more than just a race meeting -- it is
 a biking convention like no other!  It is thought thousands of visitors will
 still flock to the Island and an exciting special programme of events which
 has been so much a feature of the festival will continue.  We anticipate
 events planned will include the Red Arrows, the famous firework displays, road
 sprints, club meetings plus all the usual Island attractions open to the
 public and unrelated to farming.
     The Steam Packet hopes everyone will still travel to the Island to enjoy a
 unique festival.  For those who may wish to alter their travel plans the
 Company are assisting with options designed to ease their next visit to the
 Island either later this year or transferring this year's TT booking to the
 2002 Festival, but at 2001 fares.
     Although the road racing is cancelled, the festival will still provide the
 opportunity to meet thousands of fellow enthusiasts.  The Steam Packet is
 geared up to deliver extra services to accommodate the demand.
 
 

SOURCE Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
    DOUGLAS, Isle of Man, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Isle of Man Steam
 Packet Company is writing to fans booked to travel to the Isle of Man for the
 world famous TT Festival.  Regrettably the TT road racing has been cancelled
 because of the outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease in the UK, but the festival
 is most definitely ON.  The Island is eager to tell the world that it is still
 very open for tourists.  Visitors will experience the usual warm Manx welcome,
 but are asked to heed any restrictions in force.
     The decision to cancel the racing is a very disappointing one.   For many
 thousands, however, the TT Festival is more than just a race meeting -- it is
 a biking convention like no other!  It is thought thousands of visitors will
 still flock to the Island and an exciting special programme of events which
 has been so much a feature of the festival will continue.  We anticipate
 events planned will include the Red Arrows, the famous firework displays, road
 sprints, club meetings plus all the usual Island attractions open to the
 public and unrelated to farming.
     The Steam Packet hopes everyone will still travel to the Island to enjoy a
 unique festival.  For those who may wish to alter their travel plans the
 Company are assisting with options designed to ease their next visit to the
 Island either later this year or transferring this year's TT booking to the
 2002 Festival, but at 2001 fares.
     Although the road racing is cancelled, the festival will still provide the
 opportunity to meet thousands of fellow enthusiasts.  The Steam Packet is
 geared up to deliver extra services to accommodate the demand.
 
 SOURCE  Isle of Man Steam Packet Company