Arrivals down, but nights spent increase in Gozo & Comino accommodation

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Arrivals down, but nights spent increase in Gozo & Comino accommodationTotal registered arrivals in collective accommodation establishments during October in Gozo and Comino decreased by 4.7 per cent to 7,462. On the other hand, total nights spent went up by 9.2 per cent to 35,368, the National Statistics Office said today.

On a national level, total arrivals and nights spent in collective accommodation establishments during October advanced by 3.1 and 2.0 per cent respectively when compared to the corresponding month last year.

Total arrivals in collective accommodation establishments during the month under review numbered 152,345, while total nights spent amounted 843,251. All hotel categories recorded increases in total nights spent, except 2-star hotels.

The largest share of guest nights was reported in 4-star hotels, accounting for 414,809 nights, or 49.2 per cent of the total.

The average length of stay in collective accommodation establishments went down from 5.6 nights in October 2013 to 5.5 nights during the month under review. The net use of bed-places stood at 66.9 per cent, up by 1.8 percentage points when compared to the corresponding month last year.

Total arrivals in Malta numbered 144,883, up by 3.5 per cent over October 2013. Additionally, a rise of 1.7 per cent was recorded in the number of nights spent. Meanwhile, the average length of stay edged down by 0.1 of a night to 5.6, when compared to last year. The net occupancy rate advanced from 65.5 per cent to 67.2 per cent.

On a national level, there were 166 active collective accommodation establishments during October, with a net capacity of 18,610 bedrooms and 40,922 bed-places. On average, each establishment had 2.2 beds per room.

Total arrivals during the first ten months amounted to almost 1.4 million, an increase of 7.2 per cent over 2013. Total nights spent went up by 3.3 per cent, reaching 7.8 million. The net use of bed-places advanced by 2.8 percentage points to stand at 65.7 per cent.

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