More tourists visit Malta – and they’re staying longer

There’s more good news for the Maltese economy.

The number of holidaymakers visiting Malta continues to rise – and they’re spending longer on the island too.

New figures show the number of tourist arrivals in March went up by 3.5% to reach 172,971 when compared to the same month in 2018.

The National Statistics Office in Valletta said 38% of tourists were aged between 25 and 44, followed by those within the 45-64 age bracket at 33.8%.

The number of nights they spent in Malta rose by 2.2%, compared to March 2018.

For the first three months of 2019, almost 426,000 visitors came to Malta.

Total tourism expenditure was estimated at €272.4 million, 0.3% more than that recorded for 2018.

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