Jersey Tourism encouraged by high passenger numbers

Condor Rapide arriving at Jersey harbour
Image caption The number of people travelling by sea was up by 4%

Recent figures which show about 3% more people came into the island last year are encouraging news for the industry, Jersey Tourism has said.

In total 1.1m passengers arrived in Jersey by sea and air in 2011.

People arriving by sea were the majority with ferry travel up 4% while the number of people flying rose by just over 2%.

People flying from Liverpool to Jersey rose by 27% to 36,000 passengers in 2011.

Routes between Jersey and London remain the most popular with nearly 300,000 passengers flying from Gatwick.

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