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Inbound tourism up 9.7% in February

A total of 66,137 inbound tourist trips were carried out for holiday purposes, while a further 9,291 were undertaken for business purposes

1 April 2016, 11:13am
Total inbound visitors for February were estimated at 81,386, an increase of 9.7 per cent when compared to the corresponding month of 2015.

A total of 66,137 inbound tourist trips were carried out for holiday purposes, while a further 9,291 were undertaken for business purposes. Inbound tourists from EU Member States went up by 7.9 per cent to 69,264 when compared to the corresponding month of 2015. The largest proportion of inbound tourists was aged between 45 and 64, followed by those within the 25-44 age bracket.

Total nights spent went up by 10.4 per cent when compared to February 2015, amounting to 581,394 nights. The largest share of guest nights (69.8 per cent) was spent in collective accommodation establishments.

Total tourist expenditure was estimated at €57.8 million, an increase of 9.6 per cent over the corresponding month of 2015.

Inbound tourist trips from January to February amounted to 165,822, an increase of 11.7 per cent over the same period in 2015. Total nights spent by inbound tourists went up by 9.6 per cent, surpassing 1.2 million nights.

Total tourism expenditure was estimated at €123.1 million, 8.2 per cent higher than that recorded for 2015. Total expenditure per capita stood at €742, a decrease of 3.1 per cent when compared to 2015.

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