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Inbound tourism in October grows by 9.8%

Total inbound visitors for October were estimated at 219,484, growing by 9.8% over last year

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Jeanelle Mifsud
2 December 2016, 12:32pm
185,975 inbound tourist trips were carried out for holiday purposes
185,975 inbound tourist trips were carried out for holiday purposes
Total inbound visitors for October of this year were estimated at 219,484, according to the National Statistics Office (NSO). This marked an increase of 9.8% when compared to the corresponding month of 2015.

The NSO said that a total 185,975 inbound tourist trips were carried out for holiday purposes, while a further 16,488 were undertaken for business purposes.

Inbound tourists from EU member states went up by 10.3%, reaching 183,982 when compared to the corresponding month of 2015, with the majority of inbound tourists aged between 45 and 64, followed by those within the 25-44 age bracket.

Total nights spent went up by 3.9% when compared to October 2015, amounting to 1,543,665 nights. The largest share of guest nights (61.3%) was spent in collective accommodation establishments.

Total tourist expenditure was estimated at €189.5 million, which translates to an increase of 4.1% over the corresponding month of 2015.

January-October 2016

Inbound tourist trips from January to October amounted to 1,730,558, an increase of 8.3% over the same period in 2015. Total nights spent by inbound tourists went up by 4.9%, surpassing 13.3 million nights.

Total tourism expenditure was estimated at €1,544.9 million, which is 3.3% higher than that recorded for 2015. Total expenditure per capita stood at €893, a decrease of 4.6% when compared to 2015.

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