The Malta Independent 20 May 2024, Monday
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Almost 300,000 tourists came to Malta in September, up by 20.2% compared to last year - NSO

Friday, 10 November 2023, 11:36 Last update: about 7 months ago

The total inbound tourists for September 2023 were estimated at 299,190, an increase of 20.2 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2022, the National Statistics Office said.

During the month under review, a total of 276,413 inbound tourists visited Malta for holiday purposes, and 13,969 tourists came for business purposes. The largest share of inbound tourists were aged between 25 and 44 (38.9 per cent), followed by the 45-64 age bracket (28.1 per cent). Italian, United Kingdom, and French residents made up 47.4 per cent of total inbound tourists.

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Total nights spent went up by 8.0 per cent when compared to September 2022, surpassing 2.1 million nights. The largest share of guest nights (82.5 per cent) was spent in rented accommodation establishments. The average length of stay of total inbound tourists stood at 7.2 nights.

Total tourist expenditure reached nearly €311 million, an increase of 21.9 per cent over the corresponding month in 2022. The average expenditure per night was estimated at €144.2.

Inbound tourists for the first three quarters of 2023 amounted to 2,285,450, an increase of 31.6 per cent over the same period in 2022. Total nights spent by inbound tourists went up by 22.4 per cent, surpassing 15.7 million nights.

Total tourist expenditure was estimated at €2.1 billion, 33.9 per cent higher than that recorded for 2022. Total expenditure per capita increased to €908 from €893 in 2022.

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