The Malta Independent 21 September 2019, Saturday

Number of tourists up 4% in first seven months – NSO

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 11:21 Last update: about 11 days ago

Total inbound visitors for July were estimated at 305,588, an increase of 5.4 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2018, the NSO said today.

A total of 275,667 inbound tourist trips were carried out for holiday purposes, while a further 12,309 were undertaken for business purposes. Inbound tourists from Non-EU countries went up by 9.9 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2018. Most inbound tourists were aged between 25 and 44 (38.4 per cent), followed by those within the 0-24 age bracket (30.9 per cent).

Total nights spent went up by 1.6 per cent when compared to July 2018, surpassing 2.4 million nights. The largest share of guest nights (48.2 per cent) was spent in collective accommodation establishments.

Total tourist expenditure was estimated at €285.0 million, an increase of 1.8 per cent over the corresponding month in 2018.

 

January-July 2019

Inbound tourist trips for the first seven months of 2019 amounted to 1,512,388 an increase of 4.2 per cent over the same period in 2018. Total nights spent by inbound tourists went up by 2.2 per cent, reaching almost 10.3 million nights.

Total tourism expenditure was estimated at almost €1.2 billion, 4.3 per cent higher than that recorded for 2018. Total expenditure per capita stood at €773, at par with 2018..

 

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