Outbound tourists increased by 19.5% in the first quarter – NSO
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There was an increase of 19.5% in outbound tourists for the first quarter of this year, when the estimated figure stood at 137,730, the National Statistics Office said today.
Outbound tourist trips towards non-EU countries increased by 45.0% over the same quarter in 2017.
The NSO noted that Italy and the United Kingdom remained the most popular destinations, with a joint share of 55.9% of total tourist trips.
The number of nights spent by outbound tourists increased by 18.6% amounting to 836,813 nights, with the majority of guest nights (59.4%) spent in rented accommodation establishments, the NSO said.
Estimated outlay by outbound tourists between January and March increased by 11.2% over the same quarter last year, and stood at €103.3 million, equivalent to an average €750 per trip the NSO said.
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