However, Tourism said that most holiday destinations were having a tough year and Jersey was ‘holding its own’.
Jersey Tourism’s figures for January to June reveal that the number of holidaymakers from the UK was down 13 per cent on last year, with 16,449 fewer people choosing to spend their vacation in the Island.
But there has been a 15 per cent increase in visitors from other Channel Islands, which, based on average spend, could mean that an extra £295,604 has been spent locally.
Trade at aMaizin! Adventure Park has echoed Jersey Tourism’s June report. Owner Kristina Le Feuvre said that there had been a drop in UK tourists and a boost in the number of visitors from Guernsey and the other Channel Islands.