- Total scheduled passenger departures increased over the year, to 675,048 in 2016 compared to 663,465 in 2015.
- The number of visitors during 2016 increased by 1.7% to 292,328.
- The number of non-business visitors staying in paid accommodation (tourists) remained similar to 2015, rising slightly to 134,674.
- The average length of stay of visitors to the island (including business visitors) was estimated at 5.0 nights, which is a reduction compared with 2015, at 5.5 nights.
- Estimated total expenditure by visitors to the Island during 2016 was £106.6m, and on average visitors spent £363 per visit.
- During 2016 the proportion of visitors from the North West of England (27.4%) was comparable to 2015, with ongoing increases 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 to the North West of England (37.2%) or outside of the UK and Ireland (22.1%).
A detailed breakdown of the types of passengers departing the Isle of Man is shown below:
|Scheduled passenger traffic 2016|
|Period Visitors Staying in Paid Accommodation (PVPA)||134,674|
|Period Visitors Staying with Friends or Relatives (PVFR)||97,048|
|Isle of Man Residents (RES)||382,720|
|Business People (BV)||58,154|
|Day Trippers (DV)||2,452|
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