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Passenger Survey

Key Points 

  • Total scheduled passenger departures increased over the year, to 687,981 in 2017 compared to 675,048 in 2016
  • The number of visitors during 2017 decreased by 8.7% to 266,850.
  • The number of non-business visitors staying in paid accommodation (tourists) decreased in 2017 to 129,860.
  • The average length of stay of visitors to the island (including business visitors) was estimated at 5.1 nights, which is a 2.6% increase compared with 2016, at 5.0 nights. 
  • Estimated total expenditure by visitors to the Island during 2017 was £112.6m, and on average visitors spent £448 per visit.
  • During 2017 the proportion of visitors from the North West of England (28.8%) was comparable to 2016, the number of visitors from the South East declined slightly whilst visitors from outside the UK and Ireland increased
  • The majority of residents leaving the Island were either travelling to the North West of England (36.1%) or outside of the UK and Ireland (27%)

The majority of residents leaving the Island were either travelling to the North West of England (36.1%) or outside of the UK and Ireland 

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

Scheduled passenger traffic 2017
Period Visitors Staying in Paid Accommodation (PVPA) 129,860
Period Visitors Staying with Friends or Relatives (PVFR) 85,623
Isle of Man Residents (RES) 420,507
Business People (BV) 48,157
Day Trippers (DV) 3,210
Total 687,981

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