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Passenger Survey

Key Points 

  • Total scheduled passenger departures increased over the year, to 663,465 in 2015 compared to 641,213 in 2014.
  • The number of visitors during 2015 increased by 3.8% to 287,534.
  • The number of non-business visitors staying in paid accommodation increased by 6.5% during 2015 to 134,610.
  • The average length of stay of visitors to the Island (including business visitors) was estimated at 5.5 nights, which is a small increase compared to 2014.
  • Estimated total expenditure by visitors to the Island during 2015 was £108.8m, and on average visitors spent £378 per visit.
  • During 2015 the proportion of visitors from the North West of England fell in comparison with 2014, with another increase in the 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 (34.6%).

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

Scheduled passenger traffic 2015
Period Visitors Staying in Paid Accommodation (PVPA) 134,610
Period Visitors Staying with Friends or Relatives (PVFR) 97,281
Isle of Man Residents (RES) 375,931
Business People (BV) 52,764
Day Trippers (DV) 2,879
Total 663,465

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