Albeit slowing, Malta’s inbound tourism grows further in January

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 August, 2019 at 11:01 am by Christian Keszthelyi

Total inbound visitor numbers in Malta during January grew by an estimated 2.4%, as compared to the same month a year earlier, totalling 127,723, according to figures published by the National Statistics Office (NSO). The figure slowed as compared to the 11% year-on-year increase in December 2018.

Some 114,551 inbound tourist trips were conducted for holiday purposes, while 9,461 focused on business. Total tourist expenditure increased by an estimated 3% to €84.7m.

Total nights spent in Malta increased by a year-on-year 7.6%, amounting to 912,439. Collective accommodation establishments received the largest share of guest nights (49.2%), NSO reports.

Inbound tourists from the Non-EU member states went up by year-on-year 14.6% to 20,788. Most inbound tourists arrived from the age group between 25 and 44 (41.3%), followed by those within the 45-64 age bracket (31.6%), according to NSO.

The full report including charts and visual representation of data is available for download at the website of NSO.

The volume of total inbound visitors grew by 11%, reaching 122,759, in December 2018, as compared to the same month a year earlier, as Business Malta reported.

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