Outbound Maltese residents up by 8.5%

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Outbound Maltese residents up by 8.5%Outbound Maltese residents for November were estimated at 21,512, implying an increase of 8.5 per cent over the same month in 2007. Of these, 93.7 per cent travelled by air.

November 2008

In the month under review, Maltese residents departing by air and sea were estimated at 21,512. Of these, 18,489 travelled to EU destinations, the most popular being the UK and Italy. The number of Maltese residents travelling to destinations outside the EU amounted to 3,023. The largest proportion of outbound tourists were in the 25-44 age bracket.

January-November 2008

In the period under review, the number of Maltese passengers departing by air and sea amounted to 271,874, an increase of 6.8 per cent over the corresponding period last year. The chart shows that 85.6 per cent travelled to EU destinations; the most visited countries were Italy and the UK. For the cumulative period, male outbound passengers exceeded female ones, the former accounting for 58.0 per cent of the total.

The largest proportion of outbound passengers – 45.8 per cent – comprised passengers aged between 25 and 44, followed by those in the 45 to 64 age bracket, who accounted for 37.4 per cent of total outbound tourists.

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