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February’s inbound tourist trips up by 14.1% on last year – NSO

February's inbound tourist trips up by 14.1% on last year - NSOTotal inbound tourist trips for February were estimated at 74,516, an increase of 14.1 per cent when compared to the corresponding month of 2014, the National Statistics Office said today.

A total of 57,603 inbound visits were carried out for holiday purposes, while a further 8,282 were undertaken for business purposes. Inbound tourists from EU Member States went up by 22.9 per cent to 64,457.

The largest proportion of inbound tourists were aged between 45 and 64, followed by those within the 25-44 age bracket.

Total nights spent went up by 6.6 per cent when compared to February 2014, reaching 529,340 nights. The largest share of guest nights (71.1 per cent) was spent in collective accommodation establishments.

Total tourist expenditure was estimated at €53.0 million, an increase of 12.8 per cent over the corresponding month of 2014.

Inbound tourism from January to February amounted to 148,796, an increase of 10.4 per cent over the same period in 2014. Total nights spent by inbound tourists went up by 6.0 per cent, reaching 1.1 million nights.

During January-February, total tourism expenditure was estimated at €114.0 million, 10.6 per cent higher than that recorded for the same period in 2014.

Total per capita expenditure stood at €766, an increase of 0.3 per cent when compared to 2014.

Photograph: Alain Salvary