Tourism – some facts and figures

On September 28, 2014, in The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

Tourism creates many benefits to our island home; in fact we all benefit from tourism and can all do our part to promote it.

*In 2013, there were 681,900 visitors to Jersey. 326,000 stayed overnight, 113,00 were business visitors, 101,000 were day-trippers, 100,000 were visiting friends & family, plus there were almost 42,000 additional visitors, such as yachtsmen and conference delegates. 60% of visitors arrive from the UK.

On average staying visitors spend £500 and daytrip visitors spend £50. In total, visitors contributed £228 million to the economy – that’s the equivalent of 900 households. £11.5 million in GST was paid  by visitors in 2013, 15% of all GST paid. 6,500 of all jobs in Jersey are created by tourism, that’s 13%.

With tourism, Jersey is served by 31 regional airports and a high speed ferry service to the UK and France. Without tourism, Jersey would have fewer flights, fewer boats & higher costs.

By supporting tourism, you’re helping 42 guest houses, 67 hotels, 26 self-catering providers, 4 campsites, 2 hostels, 4 coach companies, 50 buses, 6 double buses, 310 taxis, 130 restaurants and 76 pubs. In turn, these tourist based industries use the services of builders, plumbers, electricians, advertising agencies, utilities and many more.



One Response to Tourism – some facts and figures

  1. Lyndon-Farnham says:

    Absolutely delighted that Keith Beecham will be joining Visit Jersey – Keith has a long and successful history promoting Tourism and we are all looking forwrad to welcoming him to the island in the New Year.

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