Last Updated on Friday, 25 August, 2023 at 1:21 pm by Andre Camilleri
Total outbound tourists for the second quarter in 2023 were estimated at 189,443, an increase of 35.4 per cent over the corresponding quarter of 2022. Total nights spent amounted to 1,252,385, the NSO said Friday.
During the quarter under review, a total of 114,848 outbound tourist trips were undertaken for holiday purposes, followed by 46,973 trips for visiting friends and relatives. Most outbound tourists were aged between 25 and 44 years (47.3 per cent), followed by those within the 45-64 age bracket (29.6 per cent).
Outbound tourists towards EU and non-EU countries increased by 37.7 and 27.9 per cent respectively, when compared to the same quarter of 2022. Italy remained the most popular destination, with a share of 39.9 per cent of total tourist trips.
Total nights spent by outbound tourists increased by 31.2 per cent, amounting to more than 1.2 million nights. The largest share of guest nights (50.5 per cent) was spent in non-rented accommodation establishments. The average length of stay of total outbound tourists stood at 6.6 nights.
Total estimated expenditure by outbound tourists between April and June increased by 45.6 per cent over the same quarter in 2022, and stood at €165.6 million, equivalent to an average €874 per capita.
Total outbound tourist trips for the first half of 2023 numbered 347,623, an increase of 52.4 per cent over the same period in 2022. Total nights spent by outbound tourists went up by 45.1 per cent, surpassing 2.3 million nights. In addition, total estimated outlay by resident tourists stood at €297.3 million, 62.7 per cent higher than that recorded for the same period of 2022.
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