October 2016 registers more guests and nights spent in collective accommodation

Total guests and nights spent in collective accommodation during October 2016 grew by 0.9% and 0.4% respectively when compared to the corresponding month in 2015

The only categories of collective accommodation to registered increases in total nights spent were 4-star and 2-star hotels
The only categories of collective accommodation to registered increases in total nights spent were 4-star and 2-star hotels

In October, total guests in collective accommodation establishments reached 160,431, while total nights spent amounted to 879,690.

The only categories of collective accommodation to registered increases in total nights spent were 4-star and 2-star hotels. The largest share of guest nights was reported in 4-star hotels, accounting for 427,810 nights, or 48.6% of the total.

On average, guests spent 5.5 nights during October in collective accommodation. This  figure is at par with October 2015. The net use of bed-places stood at 70%, up by 0.3 percentage points when compared to the corresponding month of the previous year.

On a national level, there were 180 active collective accommodation establishments during October, with a net capacity of 18,187 bedrooms and 40,582 bed-places.

Regional breakdown

Total guests in Malta numbered 151,823, up by 1.1% over October 2015. An increase of 0.6% was also recorded in the number of nights spent. The average length of stay stood at 5.6 nights, at par with the previous year, while the net occupancy rate advanced from 70.1% to 70.7%. Total guests and nights spent in Gozo and Comino decreased by 2.3 and 4.7% when compared to the comparative month of the previous year, to 8,608 and 35,805 respectively.

January-October 2016

Total guests during the first ten months of 2016 amounted to 1,392,097, an increase of 0.2% over the same period in 2015. Total nights spent went down by 0.7%, reaching nearly 7.9 million. The net use of bed-places declined by 0.9 percentage points to 66.4%.

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