Guernsey tourism boost as visitor numbers rise - report

Latest figures have shown an increase in visitor numbers in 2023 compared to the previous year, according to the States of Guernsey.

The government said the total number of passengers departing from Guernsey was 101,248 during the fourth quarter of 2023.

This compares with 91,290 during the same period in 2022 - an increase of 12%, according to the report.

However, this is 12% lower than in the same period in 2019.

The report focused on the last quarter of the financial year which usually starts on 1 October and ends on 31 December.

Some 27% of people surveyed for the report visited Guernsey for leisure, according to the States of Guernsey data.

The report also showed 32% of visitors were mainly seeing friends or family, 17% were visiting for business purposes, 6% were visiting for another main purpose, less than 1% stayed more than 30 nights but less than a year and 17% were on a cruise ship or yacht trip.

It also stated that 65% of people visiting the island were from the UK, 1% from France, 9% from Jersey and 9% from elsewhere - which included Alderney, Sark and Herm.

The report was published by States of Guernsey on 8 February 2024 and can be accessed here.

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