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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 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.
Passenger arrivals at the airport saw an annual increase of 3.1 and arrivals at the harbour saw an annual decline of 3.8%.
A positive story, in part courtesy of the favourable timing of Easter. One milestone to note is that there has been three-quarters of a million visits in the past twelve months (2005 was the last calendar year when this was achieved).
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.
At the headline level- visits figures are virtually the same as for the first five months of last year. This is due to a buoyant day-trip market, both leisure from France and a bounce-back in Business day trips.
Promising set of figures with visits, nights, and spend all up on the previous same three-month period last year
• In the three months to September 2018 visitors to Jersey spent an estimated £124m on the island, up 7% on the same period of 2017
It is estimated in January to June 327,000 visitors came to Jersey, 11% up, which generated spending of £111m, 12% up. Looking forward, with Brexit dominating the UK and slowing economic growth, there are downside risks. That said, we anticipate the full year visitor numbers and spend to broadly be in line with our forecast of 740,00 visits and spending of £274m.
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.
Passenger arrivals increased by 3.7% compared with a year before, thanks to a hefty 23% in sea arrivals and a more modest 1% jump in air arrivals.
Growth in Overnight Holiday visitors in July makes up for fewer Business and Holiday Day-Trippers. We are pleased to share visitor data to the end of July 2018.
A mixed picture but with reasons to be optimistic. Our visitors contributed £107m to Jersey’s economy, up 9% on Jan-June 2017.
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
The overall number of passenger arrivals increased by 6.8% on January of 2018, with the airport seeing an increase of 7.0% and harbour a rise of 5.0%.
Visit Jersey is pleased to publish provisional 2018 visitor economy results. There were an estimated 725,417 visits to Jersey during 2018, a 3% increase on 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.
Latest figures show that passenger arrivals in Jersey (combining arriving visitors and returning residents) were almost 7% up on a year ago during June. There was growth in both air and sea arrivals, in part boosted by there having been five Saturdays in June of this year compared with four a year ago.
The June 2019 arrivals figures are sharply down on a year before due to the decline in Sea arrivals (by almost one-third) while Air arrivals saw a very modest 1% increase.
The average temperature in June was 16.9oC, which was 1.1oC cooler than the year before but 0.8oC above the thirty-year average. Rainfall totalled 41mm for the month, almost identical to June of 2017 with 7mm less rainfall than the seasonal norm.
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.
In March there was a 2.4% increase in arrivals with 84% of all passengers arriving by air.
Compared with a year earlier 5,700 more passengers arrived at Jersey Airport during the month of May 2018. May also saw an increase in harbour arrivals, which were 5,200 up compared with the year before.
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 number of passengers arriving by air in November 2018 was 7.5% up on the equivalent month of 2017
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 by air in October 2018 was 0.2% down on the equivalent month of 2017
Pen portraits are a marketing technique for defining an audience. Pen portraits are one way to get a handle on who is Jersey's target audience by creating a fictitious character to enable you to speak to them.
Independent tour operator Premier Holidays treated a group of its top-selling travel agents to an educational to Jersey to experience the island break.
On the upside, the timing of Easter in 2019 will have boosted visits and March just gone brought weather that was kinder than that experienced twelve months before, resulting in less transport disruption. On the downside, uncertainties regarding whether or not the UK would leave the European Union at the end of March may well have resulted in some changes to travel behaviour, particularly from France.
The Airport witnessed a 4.0% year-on-year increase in the number of arriving passengers during September, and across the first nine months of this year has recorded growth of 3.9% compared to the equivalent period of 2017. 
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.
Tourism benefits the whole economy. It’s a big export industry sustaining around 6,500 jobs and generating £250m spend by visitors. It's time to vote tourism.
Winter in Jersey is all about embracing the reality of winter in the beautiful setting of the island break. Our winter campaign will invite visitors to the island with the messaging “Explorers Wanted”, encouraging people to visit no matter what “type” of explorer they are.

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

Rainfall totalled 66mm for the month, a steep decline from the previous month but nonetheless much wetter than April of 2017 and somewhat higher than the seasonal average.
August did not live up to the exceptional summer months that preceded it, but was by no means a write-off. The average temperature in August was 18.5oC, which was 0.8oC warmer than the year before and 0.2oC above the thirty-year average. 
December saw fewer hours of sunshine than any month in the past four years, however it was notably milder than normal for the time of year with fairly typical amounts of rainfall.
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.
February was far warmer, a little drier and much sunnier than is typically the case for the year.
January was drier and fractionally milder than is normal for the time of year, but its distinguishing feature was the relative absence of sunshine.
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.
March was a much warmer, a little drier and much sunnier than is typically the case for the year – exactly mirroring the situation the month before.
The average temperature in May was 14.6oC, which was 0.1oC lower than the year before but 1.1oC above the thirty-year average. Rainfall totalled 26mm for the month, making it the direst month since December 2016, with less than half the seasonal norm of rainfall.
More people are choosing Jersey for their winter holiday break and returning home with great memories 
November was about as warm as one would expect for the time of year, but both drier and sunnier than usual.
October was about as warm as one would expect for the time of year, but distinctly drier and, in particular sunnier than usual.
September was warmer, drier and, in particular, sunnier than is typically the case.

The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions has recently published admissions data for its more than 240 members during 2016.
The 2016 results from the VisitEngland Annual Attractions Survey has now been released.

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

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.

More flight connections announced from Germany to Jersey in 2018

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.
VisitEngland has released the latest findings from the Great Britain Tourism Survey which measures the volume and value of overnight tourism within Great Britain.
VisitEngland has released the latest findings from the Great Britain Tourism Survey which measures the volume and value of overnight tourism within Great Britain.
Around four or five times a year VisitEngland conduct a telephone survey among 500 accommodation establishments and 300 visitor attractions.