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Almost half of Maltese tourists use coaches while on holiday

Surprisingly the survey shows that respondents in Malta (47%) and Cyprus (44%), both of which are surrounded by sea, are the most likely to travel to other countries using a coach

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James Debono
24 August 2017, 10:00am
49% of the Maltese have made a coach trip while on holiday, a survey by the European Commission reveals, making the Maltese the second most likely to use a coach while on holiday in Europe.

The EU commission survey also shows that the Maltese are the most likely to travel to other countries using a coach.

This finding may reflect the travel patterns of the many Maltese who travel in organised groups vising multiple destinations by coach.

Surprisingly the survey shows that respondents in Malta (47%) and Cyprus (44%), both of which are surrounded by sea, are the most likely to travel to other countries using a coach. 

On the other hand respondents in Portugal (9%), Germany and France (both 12%), all of which have borders with other countries, are the least likely to do so.

In six Member States, more than one third of respondents have made a coach trip to go on holiday.

This is most likely to be mentioned in Austria (50%), Malta (49%), and Spain and Cyprus (both 38%), but least likely to be mentioned by respondents in Latvia (9%), Hungary (11%) and the Netherlands (12%).

Respondents in the Netherlands (20%), Luxembourg (19%) and Hungary (16%) are the most likely to have recently used coach services to go to work, while respondents in Malta (1%), in Germany (2%), and the United Kingdom and Greece (both 4%) are the least likely to have done so.

The Maltese are also among the most likely to say that they have recently made a coach trip to travel to a place of education. The mostly likely to use a coach for this purpose were respondents in Slovenia (16%), followed by those in Slovakia, Ireland, Malta and Italy (all 11%).

The survey showed that respondents in Ireland, Spain, Cyprus and Malta were the most likely to be satisfied with coach services, while respondents in Croatia, Hungary and Romania were more likely to be dissatisfied.

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James Debono is MaltaToday's chief reporter on environment, planning and land use issues, ...
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