The Malta Independent 3 June 2020, Wednesday

Tourist numbers up 2.4% in January, NSO says

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 11:38 Last update: about 2 years ago

Total inbound visitors for January were estimated at 127,723, an increase of 2.4 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2018, the NSO said today.

A total of 114,551 inbound tourist trips were carried out for holiday purposes, while a further 9,461 were undertaken for business purposes.

Inbound tourists from Non-EU Member States went up by 14.6 per cent to 20,788 when compared to the corresponding month in 2018. Most inbound tourists were aged between 25 and 44 (41.3 per cent), followed by those within the 45-64 age bracket (31.6 per cent).

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Total nights spent went up by 7.6 per cent when compared to January 2018, amounting to 912,439 nights. The largest share of guest nights (49.2 per cent) was spent in collective accommodation establishments.

Total tourist expenditure was estimated at €84.7 million, an increase of 3.0 per cent over the corresponding month in 2018.

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