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11% increase in inbound tourism during October

A total of 166,813 inbound tourist trips were carried out for holiday purposes, while a further 16,487 were undertaken for business purposes. 

1 December 2015, 11:14am
Total inbound visitors for October were estimated at 199,937, an increase of 10.7 per cent when compared to the corresponding month of 2014. Excluding passengers who stayed overnight on board their berthed cruise ship, total inbound tourist trips amounted to 196,692.

A total of 166,813 inbound tourist trips were carried out for holiday purposes, while a further 16,487 were undertaken for business purposes. Inbound tourists from EU Member States went up by 10.6 per cent to 166,770 when compared to the corresponding month of 2014. The largest proportion of inbound tourists were aged between 45 and 64, followed by those within the 25-44 age bracket.

Total nights spent went up by 10.3 per cent when compared to October 2014, reaching almost 1.5 million nights. The largest share of guest nights (62.1 per cent) was spent in collective accommodation establishments.

Total tourist expenditure was estimated at €182.1 million, an increase of 13.9 per cent over the corresponding month of 2014.

Inbound tourists from January to October amounted to 1,605,811, an increase of 5.6 per cent over the same period in 2014. Total nights spent by inbound tourists went up by 5.0 per cent, reaching almost 12.8 million nights.

Total tourism expenditure was estimated at €1,500.1 million, 7.4 per cent higher than that recorded for the same period in 2014. Total expenditure per capita stood at €934, an increase of 1.7 per cent when compared to 2014.

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