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Festival attracts 30,000 visitors by sea

Thu, 01 Sep 2016

Credit: Dave Kneen
Credit: Dave Kneen
Almost 30,000 people have travelled to the Isle of Man during the Festival of Motorcycling.
 
The Steam Packet has reported a 6.3 per cent increase in passenger figures over the fortnight. 
 
For the first time ever more than 4,000 motorbikes were transported here - it marks a 4.5 per cent increase.
 
Figures from five years ago show there were 2,641 bikes brought over in the same time period. 
 
The Steam Packet says it has 'invested significantly' to ensure the demand for travel can be met - saying chartering the MV Arrow has helped to provide back-up and additional capacity.
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