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Late Easter blamed as fewer passengers arrive in Jersey

Visit Jersey has blamed a late Easter on a lower number of passengers arriving in the island this March.

The body in charge of tourism says the number of people arriving in the island last month, which includes Jersey residents as well as visitors, was 2.3% lower than March 2016.

But Visit Jersey says that can be attributed to the fact that Easter fell sooner last year - boosting visitor numbers for March.

Air passenger numbers for the first quarter of 2017 are down by nearly 4,500 on the same period last year, while the number of people who arrived by boat is up by nearly 1,000.

Air passenger numbers for 2017 are nearly 4,500 lower than last year