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TT '16 made £22m for local economy

42,000 came to Island in June

Visitors contributed over £22 million to the Manx economy at this year's TT Festival.

Results from the government's annual visitor survey showed around 42,000 revellers travelled to the Island for the 2016 races - roughly the same amount as last year.

Over a quarter of them (26%) were newcomers - and a fifth (22%) also returned for other events like the Festival of Motorcycling and Southern 100.

The peak of this year's TT came on June 5 - Mad Sunday - when visitor numbers topped 26,000.

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