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Passenger Survey


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 641,219

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 (22.8%) were on a work/business related trip, 107,724 (37.0%) were visiting and staying with friends and relatives, and 111,911 (38.5%) were non-business visitors staying in paid accommodation. The remaining 4,786 (1.6%) 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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