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We published a series of research topic papers summarising key findings on Jersey’s visitor economy, from headline figures and detailed breakdowns to trends over time.

We are pleased to report visits, nights, and spend are all up. For the first ten months of the year. Total visitor trips were 672,200 - up 4%.
The number of passengers arriving by air was marginally lower than in August 2016, with a 0.5% reduction, • This means that on a year-to-date basis the number of air passenger arrivals is 0.7% up on the equivalent period of last year.
The context for December is that there was less fog disruption at the airport than in December 2016, but ferry movements at the harbour were seriously impacted from time to time in December 2017 by industrial action at the port of St Malo preventing Condor to operate services.
The day-to-day weather has very little impact on the volume of visits to Jersey, but can play a major role in influencing the types of activities that visitors who are here do.
Provisional estimates suggest that the number of visits to Jersey during the first eight months of 2017 was 521,200 with visitor nights reaching 2.1 million.
Provisional Exit Survey estimates suggest that the number of visits to Jersey during the first seven months of 2017 was 307,500
Provisional estimates suggest that the number of visits to Jersey during the first half of 2017 was 309,200.
Promising set of figures with visits, nights, and spend all up on the previous same three-month period last year
Provisional estimates suggest that the number of visits to Jersey during January 2018 was 22,000. This figure is 19% up on the same month in 2017.
Provisional estimates suggest that the number of staying leisure visits to Jersey during the first four months of 2017 was 78,600, up 19% on the same period last year.
Provisional estimates suggest that the number of visits to Jersey during the first five months of 2017 was 213,200.
There were an estimated 26,900 visits to Jersey, generating 96,000 visitor nights on the island.
Jersey Airport saw a 5% annual increase in arrivals, with each of the three highest volume routes (Gatwick, Southampton and Liverpool) all up on the same month in 2017.
This February had both more fog than did February of 2016 but also one fewer day. As a result it is not surprising that passenger arrivals at Jersey Airport saw a 7.1% annual decline.
Declines in footfall in traditional High Streets is a well-publicised trend thanks to the popularity of online shopping. The King Street trend, while not dramatic, should be a cause for concern for Jersey’s retailers and the wider economy, particularly in relation to the island’s year-round visitor experience.
The number of passengers arriving at Jersey Airport (both arriving visitors and returning residents) was 1.8% (or 773) up on January of 2017
There was a small (0.6%) decline in the number of passengers arriving in Jersey during July compared with a year before, with this drop largely accounted for by a reduction in the number of direct air routes from Germany and there being no cruise ship visits during July of this year.
Air passenger arrivals were 1.8% up on a year ago. Passenger arrivals figures reflect both returning residents as well as arriving visitors.
Air arrivals were 2.3% up on March of last year with Gatwick and Manchester seeing the strongest growth, while with a later start date Luton volumes were strongly down, and continuing the recent trends so too were arrivals by air from Guernsey.
Figures are now available showing the number of passengers arriving in Jersey during March.  Easter fell in April this year but was in late March in 2016, meaning that these results will be slightly less positive than would have been the case were Easter not to have shifted.
During May there was just over 1,000 more passenger arrivals in Jersey than was the case a year before, representing an increase of 0.9%.
Jersey welcomed almost 356,000 people for a holiday to our amazing Island during 2016.
More people are choosing Jersey for their winter holiday break and returning home with great memories 
November brought a 2.3% increase in air passenger arrivals, whereas sea passenger arrivals were virtually unchanged compared with November 2016.
The day-to-day weather has very little impact on the volume of visits to Jersey, but can play a major role in influencing the types of activities that visitors who are here do, and thereby, the amount of money that they spend.
The day-to-day weather has very little impact on the volume of visits to Jersey, but can play a major role in influencing the types of activities that visitors who are here do, and thereby, the amount of money that they spend.
Independent tour operator Premier Holidays treated a group of its top-selling travel agents to an educational to Jersey to experience the island break.
The day-to-day weather has very little impact on the volume of visits to Jersey, but can play a major role in influencing the types of activities that visitors who are here do, and thereby, the amount of money that they spend.
The number of passengers arriving at Jersey Airport in September 2017 was 2.0% higher than was the case a year before.
2017 saw the highest number of holidaymakers coming to Jersey since 2001, up 16% over 2016 with 413,200 staying leisure visitors.
During the twelve months ending February 2018 Jersey welcomed 729,000 visits that have generated more than 2.9 million visitor nights on the island.
A number of hotels in Jersey and Guernsey have scooped an award for going above and beyond in an awards scheme by tour operator Premier Holidays.

From the start of 2018, Visit Jersey will be encouraging local accommodation providers to adopt the nationally recognised AA accreditation programme.

The day-to-day weather has very little impact on the volume of visits to Jersey, but can play a major role in influencing the types of activities that visitors who are here do, and thereby, the amount of money that they spend. Some attractions and activity providers thrive only when the sun shines, others see higher patronage on rainy days.
The day-to-day weather has very little impact on the volume of visits to Jersey, but can play a major role in influencing the types of activities that visitors who are here do, and thereby, the amount of money that they spend.  Some attractions and activity providers thrive only when the sun shines, others see higher patronage on rainy days.
The day-to-day weather has very little impact on the volume of visits to Jersey, but can play a major role in influencing the types of activities that visitors who are here do.
​​​​​​​The day-to-day weather has very little impact on the volume of visits to Jersey, but can play a major role in influencing the types of activities that visitors who are here do, and thereby, the amount of money that they spend. Some attractions and activity providers thrive only when the sun shines, others see higher patronage on rainy days.
The day-to-day weather has very little impact on the volume of visits to Jersey, but can play a major role in influencing the types of activities that visitors who are here do, and thereby, the amount of money that they spend.  Some attractions and activity providers thrive only when the sun shines, others see higher patronage on rainy days.
The day-to-day weather has very little impact on the volume of visits to Jersey, but can play a major role in influencing the types of activities that visitors who are here do, and thereby, the amount of money that they spend.
More people are choosing Jersey for their winter holiday break and returning home with great memories 

Recent research conducted by research agency The Distilleries on behalf of Visit Jersey has investigated how Brits who take regular holidays and live in the southern areas of the country feel about travelling by plane and by ferry.
More flight connections announced from Germany to Jersey in 2018

VisitEngland has released the latest figures from the Great Britain Tourism Survey covering the month of April. The survey captures information on overnight domestic trips that are taken by residents of Great Britain.
After a protracted hiatus caused by data processing issues, Visit England has now released data on the volume of overnight tourism by GB residents within England during 2016.  Data on visitor spending is expected in due course.
Around four or five times a year VisitEngland conduct a telephone survey among 500 accommodation establishments and 300 visitor attractions.

Autumn of 2016 saw Visit Jersey commission Tourism Economics to produce an in-depth report on the economic contribution of tourism to Jersey, focusing on the productivity opportunities that it creates.
Declines in footfall in traditional High Streets is a well-publicised trend thanks to the popularity of online shopping. The King Street trend, while not dramatic, should be a cause for concern for Jersey’s retailers and the wider economy, particularly in relation to the island’s year-round visitor experience.

LibertyBus began operating on 2 January 2013 and have been looking back at some of their achievements through the past 5 years. It’s fair to say that we are not your usual bus company.

More flight connections announced from Germany to Jersey in 2018

The 2016 results from the VisitEngland Annual Attractions Survey has now been released.