|Scheduled passenger traffic 2013|
|Period Visitors Staying in Paid Accommodation (PVPA)||111,911|
|Period Visitors Staying with Friends or Relatives (PVFR)||107,724|
|Isle of Man Residents (RES)||350,465|
|Business People (BV)||66,333|
|Day Trippers (DV)||4,786|
Total scheduled passenger departures rose by 1.8% over the year, from 630,087 in 2012 to 641,219 in 2013.
The overall increase in departures was due to increased numbers travelling by air, which was 5.5% up over the year. Passenger traffic by sea fell by 2.9% over the same period.
Of the total, 350,465 (54.7%) were Isle of Man residents travelling off-Island and 290,754 (45.3%) were visitors. Of these, 66,333 (21.8%) were on a work/business related trip, 107,724 (29.9%) were visiting and staying with friends and relatives, and 111,911 (46.1%) were non-business visitors staying in paid accommodation. The remaining 4,786 (2.2%) were on a day trip.
The average length of stay of visitors (excluding day visitors) was an estimated 5.1 nights in 2013, whilst the average for residents travelling off-Island (again excluding those returning the same day) was 7 nights.
Estimated expenditure on trips to the Island made by visitors in 2013 was almost £107 million. On average, visitors spent around £367 per visit.
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