Last Updated on Monday, 20 February, 2023 at 1:55 pm by The Malta Business Weekly
Total outbound tourists for the fourth quarter in 2022 were estimated at 180,215, bringing the total for the overall year to 601,701, the NSO said.
Total nights spent abroad between October and December amounted to 1,214,296, for a yearly total of 4.2 million.
During the quarter under review, a total of 109,979 outbound tourist trips were undertaken for holiday purposes (61.0 per cent), followed by 45,856 trips for visiting friends and relatives. Most outbound tourists were aged between 25 and 44 years (49.1 per cent), followed by those within the 45-64 age bracket (28.7 per cent).
Italy remained the most popular destination, with a share of 33.0 per cent of total tourist trips (Table 6). The largest share of guest nights (50.8 per cent) was spent in non-rented accommodation establishments.
The average length of stay of total outbound tourists stood at 6.7 nights. Total expenditure by outbound tourists between October and December surpassed €158.7 million, equivalent to an average €881 per person.
Total outbound tourist trips for the year 2022 numbered 601,701 while total nights spent by outbound tourists surpassed 4.2 million nights. In addition, total estimated outlay by resident tourists stood at €517.5 million.