Almost 266,000 tourists visited the Maltese Islands in June
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Visitors to the Maltese Islands in June were estimated at 265,823, up by 14.5% on last year, the National Statistics Office said today.
The NSO noted that 227,859 of these were carried out for holiday purposes, with a further 16,694 undertaken for business purposes.
215,429 of the tourists were from EU Member States, up by 11.6% when compared to the corresponding month last year.
The number of nights spent went up by 15.5% on last year, surpassing 1.8 million nights. The NSO said that the largest share of guest nights (55.1 per cent) was spent in collective accommodation establishments.
During their stay in June tourists spent around €212.6 million, an increase of 9.7% on last year
1,162,344 tourists visited the islands in the first six months of this year, an increase of 17.4% on 2017. The number of nights spent also went up, this time by 17.8 per cent, reaching nearly 7.7 million nights.
Tourists spent €840.9 million in the first half of this year, up 11.6% on last year. The NSO said that the total expenditure per capita stood at €723, a decrease of 5.0% on 2017.
Photograph by Alain Salvary