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Tourism contribution deserves more recognition

Wed, 02 Apr 2014

The Island’s head of tourism says she feels the industry’s contribution to the Manx economy is often overlooked.

That’s despite people spending almost £107 million on trips to the Isle of Man last year.

Data collected in the 2013 passenger survey shows that on average visitors spent £367 per visit – with people spending an average of five nights here.

There was also a five per cent increase in the number of people staying in paid accommodation.

Angela Byrne says the figures are encouraging and need more recognition:


  • Angela Byrne

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