Last Updated on Wednesday, 7 October, 2020 at 11:52 am by Andre Camilleri
Total inbound visitors for August were estimated at 114,458, a decrease of 66.2% when compared to the corresponding month in 2019.
During the month under review, a total of 107,908 inbound tourist trips were undertaken for holiday purposes, while a further 2,318 were made for business purposes. Most inbound tourists were aged between 25 and 44 years (42.6%), followed by those within the 0-24 age bracket (36.4%). Inbound tourists coming from United Kingdom were the most popular, with a share of 21.7% of the total inbound tourists.
When compared to August 2019, total nights spent went down by 62.6%, surpassing 1.0 million nights.
The largest share of guest nights (40.5%) was spent in collective accommodation establishments.
Total tourist expenditure was estimated at €94.6 million, a decrease of 71.3% over the corresponding month in 2019.
Inbound tourist trips for the first eight months of 2020 amounted to 533,417, a decrease of 71.2% over the same period in 2019. Total nights spent by inbound tourists reached nearly 4.0 million, a drop of 70.3% when compared to the same period last year.
Total tourism expenditure reached €353.0 million, 76.4% less than that recorded during the same period in 2019. Total expenditure per capita stood at €662, a decrease of 18.3 per cent when compared to the same period in 2019