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Passenger Survey

Key Points 

  • Total scheduled passenger departures remained constant over the year, at 641,213 in 2014 compared to 641,219 in 2013. 
  • The number of visitors during 2014 fell by 4.8% to 276,903. 
  • The number of non-business visitors staying in paid accommodation increased by 13% during 2014 to 126,404. 
  • The average length of stay of visitors to the island (including business visitors) was estimated at 5.2 nights, which is a small increase compared to 2013. 
  • Estimated total expenditure by visitors to the Island during 2014 was £107.7m, and on average visitors spent £388 per visit. 
  • During 2014 the number of visitors from the North West of England fell from 34.6% in 2013 to 29.4% in 2014, with an increased proportion of visitors from the South East and from outside the UK and Ireland. 
  • The majority of residents leaving the Island were either travelling outside of the UK and Ireland (23.9%) or to the North West of England (37.5%). 

A detailed breakdown of the types of passengers departing the Isle of Man is shown below: 

Scheduled passenger traffic 2014
Period Visitors Staying in Paid Accommodation (PVPA) 126,404
Period Visitors Staying with Friends or Relatives (PVFR) 97,762
Isle of Man Residents (RES) 364,310
Business People (BV) 50,135
Day Trippers (DV) 2,602
Total 641,213

All enquiries to:

Economic Affairs Division

Cabinet Office

Government Offices

Bucks Road


IM1 3PN.

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