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More holidaymakers visiting Malta than ever before

Malta is on course for a record-breaking year for tourism, according to new figures.

The number of visitors who came to Malta in October rose by 6 per cent while tourist spending increased by more than 7 per cent to €231.1 million.

A spokesman for the Office for National Statistics in Valletta said: ‘Tourism arrivals in October numbered 287,191.

‘A total of 249,588 came for holiday purposes, 22,026 for business. Arrivals from non-EU countries went up by 17.6 per cent when compared to the same month in 2018.’

The figures showed that more than a third of visitors to Malta in October were aged between 25 and 44.

January to October 2019

The latest tourism figures show that arrivals for the first 10 months of 2019 reached 2.4 million, a jump of 5 per cent over the same period in 2018.

Total tourism expenditure was estimated at almost €2 billion, 4.5 per cent higher than that recorded in 2018.

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