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Final ferry passenger figures for TT2014 show a significant increase of 7.5% in the number of motorcycles that visited the Island, making it the busiest festival since the Centenary TT in 2007.
Statistics from the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company reveal it will have carried 12,050 motorbikes and 36,800 passengers to the Island between May 21st and June 6th.
Chief Executive Mark Woodward said: ‘This marks yet another year of growth for the TT and the figures are evidence of the TT’s continued attraction for motorcycling race fans. The main statistic to consider is the number of bikes carried, which are up by 7.5% on last year, as passenger figures include all inbound numbers, including residents returning home.’
Looking ahead to TT2015, early demand for travel is already substantially higher than at this time last year. When bookings for next year opened on May 26th, the number of bookings made in the first 10 hours – 2,500 – was up 41% on last year.