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(CBC)

Overnight stays in P.E.I. increased in 2013 according to final tourism statistics for the year released by the province Tuesday.

The number of people staying on the Island went up 1.8 per cent compared to 2012, partly due to a strong summer and fall shoulder season.

Bridge traffic was down three per cent. Air traffic was also down, but less than half a per cent and ferry numbers dropped 2.9 per cent.

However, 35.7 per cent more people came to the Island on a cruise ship and 29.6 travelled here by bus.

Not as many people golfed while on the Island last year with 6.2 per cent fewer rounds than in 2012.

Business also dropped a little at national and provincial parks with the exception of Green Gables, which stayed almost the same.