Inbound visitors for April increased by 8.1% on last year – NSO

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Inbound visitors for April increased by 8.1% on last year - NSOTotal inbound visitors for April were estimated at 166,252, an increase of 8.1 per cent when compared to the corresponding month of 2015, the National Statistics Office said today.

A total of 137,061 inbound tourist trips were carried out for holiday purposes, while a further 12,550 were undertaken for business purposes. Inbound tourists from EU Member States went up by 8.2 per cent to 146,113 when compared to the corresponding month of 2015. The largest proportion of inbound tourists was aged between 25 and 44, followed by those within the 45-64 age bracket.

Total nights spent went up by 7.4 per cent when compared to April 2015, amounting to 1,095,753 nights. The largest share of guest nights (64.0 per cent) was spent in collective accommodation establishments.

Total tourist expenditure was estimated at €123.1 million, an increase of 3.3 per cent over the corresponding month of 2015.

Inbound tourist trips from January to April amounted to 446,226, an increase of 11.1 per cent over the same period in 2015. Total nights spent by inbound tourists went up by 9.3 per cent, surpassing 3.1 million nights.

Total tourism expenditure was estimated at €332.5 million, 7.0 per cent higher than that recorded for 2015. Total expenditure per capita stood at €745, a decrease of 3.7 per cent when compared to 2015.

Photograph by Alain Salvary

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