- 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|
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