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More than a million take Isle of Wight holidays

Mon 21 Jun 2010

More than a million take Isle of Wight holidays

More than a million people took an Isle of Wight holiday in the first three months of 2010, new tourism figures reveal.

Around 1.3 million people headed to the island between January and March 2010, an increase of 0.5 per cent on the previous year.

Many people took a short Isle of Wight holiday while enjoying a stay on the mainland, reports the Isle of Wight County Press.

The figures - which were unveiled at an Isle of Wight Council meeting - show that 66 per cent of the people taking Isle of Wight holidays stayed on the island for an average of four nights.

Attendees of the meeting were informed that work is being carried out to persuade holidaymakers that the Isle of Wight is a destination worth visiting for more than one day.

Places worth visiting for those heading to the island include Osborne House, which is a residence built for Queen Victoria, who stayed in the building during her Isle of Wight holidays.

Posted by Carla Winter ADNFCR-3083-ID-19848832-ADNFCR

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