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#FerryNews- The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has reported an upturn in visitor numbers last year.
Booking data reports Manx Radio from the ferry operator shows an increase of 3.4% in ferry passengers compared to 2016.
It comes in spite of Cabinet Office figures indicating a sharp fall in visitors to the Island last year - findings which have come under doubt from parts of the tourism industry.
Passenger departures from Liverpool, Birkenhead, Belfast and Dublin are all up, with only a small decrease in those coming from Heysham.
Steam Packet Chief Executive Mark Woodward says continued investment in promotion of the Island, as well an increased UK marketing budget, are factors in the continued growth in numbers.