2010 TT boosts Manx economy by £19million

First-ever TT-specific financial survey confirms massive income from 2010 races

THE 2010 Isle of Man TT Races boosted the Manx economy by a staggering £19 million, new figures have revealed.

The first dedicated financial survey of the event showed 30,787 people visited the Island for the 2010 TT, each spending an average of £620.

In a statement, the Treasury said: 'There have been various estimates of the likely numbers visiting the Island for TT over recent years. This is the most rigorous of these studies to date.'

Visitors spent an average of six and a half nights in the Island during TT fortnight. Numbers peaked on Mad Sunday, when there were 21,500 tourists.

Manx ferry businesses took the lion's share, making £8 million from boat passengers compared with £1.9 million spent by visitors travelling by air.

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