The Economic Affairs unit of the Cabinet Office has now published the full report of the 2016 Passenger Survey.
The annual survey provides information on levels of passenger traffic to and from the Island by sea and by air, and includes business travellers as well as tourists and local residents.
The full report gives a more detailed breakdown of these figures and provides additional data, including estimates of the expenditure, length of stay and area of residence of visitors.
• The number of non-business visitors staying in paid accommodation (tourists) remained similar to 2015, rising slightly to 134,674.
• Total scheduled passenger departures increased over the year, to 675,052 in 2016 compared to 663,465 in 2015.
• The total number of visitors including business and non-business during 2016 increased by 1.7% to 292,331.
• The average length of stay of visitors to the island (including business visitors) was estimated at 5.0 nights, which is 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.
This Report is intended to meet the general information requirements of regular users of the Passenger Survey, but additional statistics, including historical data may be made available on request. Paper copies of this report are available from the Tynwald Library, or electronically at http://www.gov.im/categories/travel-traffic-and-motoring/passenger-survey/