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Visitor numbers up but spending down in 2016

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

The Sea Terminal in Douglas
The Sea Terminal in Douglas

Visitors to the Isle of Man spent less and didn't stay as long during 2016.

The Government's annual passenger survey revealed the number of visitors was just under 300,000 -  a 1.7% rise on 2015, but the average length of stay was down from 5.5 nights to 5.

The total spent by those coming to the Island was £106.6m - £2.2m down from the previous 12 months.

The survey also revealed those coming to the Island spent on average £363 per visit last year.

Over quarter of the visitors came from the North West of England, while over 10% were from outside the British Isles.

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