Malta braced for record number of tourists in 2019

Malta is on course for a record-breaking year for tourism.

The number of visitors coming to Malta increased in September to 287,461. That’s a rise of around 3 per cent.

The National Statistics Office in Valletta said tourist arrivals from the EU went up by 5.6 per cent when compared to the same month last year.

Most holidaymakers to Malta were aged between 25 and 44.

Total tourist spending was estimated at €257 million, an increase of nearly 6 per cent over the corresponding month in 2018.

Total nights spent went up by 2.1% when compared to September 2018, reaching nearly 2.1 million nights, meaning hotels in popular destinations such as St Julian’s, Sliema, Qawra and Mellieha are likely to enjoy a record year.

January-September 2019

The latest figures showed that more than 2.1 million tourists have visited the Maltese Islands in the first nine months of 2019.

That’s an increase of 4.8 per cent over the same period last year.

Total tourism expenditure was estimated at almost €1.8 billion, 4.2 per cent higher than that recorded for 2018.

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