ISLE OF WIGHT

Record numbers visited the Isle of Wight over the Bank Holiday Break

Red Funnel, the original Isle of Wight ferry operator, has reported record carryings for the early May bank holiday. Passengers were up 16 per cent compared to 2017, setting a new record for the May bank holiday. Private cars were also up compared to last year, with 18 per cent more vehicles carried on bank holiday Monday as visitors headed home after an amazing weekend of weather.

Commenting on the weekend, Jonathan Green, marketing and communications director for Red Funnel said: “We are pleased to see this lift in carryings after the poor weather over the Easter holidays. Increasingly, people find travelling to the Isle of Wight from Southampton, Hampshire and the New Forest easier and quicker than driving to other south coast destinations and this is helping to drive future day-trip and short-break bookings in May and June.”