Inbound tourism for October reaches 287,191 visitors

3rd December 2019 

This represents an increase of 6.1% when compared with the same month last year.


The total number of inbound visitors for October 2019 reached an estimated 287,191 visitors, according to figures released by the National Statistics Office (NSO) on Tuesday.

According to the figures, this number represents an increase of 6.1 per cent when compared with the same month last year.

A total of 249,588 inbound tourist trips were carried out for holiday purposes, while a further 22,026 were undertaken for business purposes.

Inbound tourists from Non-EU countries went up by 17.6 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2018. Most inbound tourists were aged between 25 and 44 (37.3 per cent), followed by those within the 45-64 age bracket (34.6 per cent).

Total nights spent went up by 6.5 per cent when compared to October 2018, reaching nearly 1.9 million nights. The largest share of guest nights (54.5 per cent) was spent in collective accommodation establishments, referring to hotels, bed and breakfasts and other boutique-like accommodation.

Total tourist expenditure was estimated at €231.1 million, an increase of 7.1 per cent over the corresponding month in 2018.

January-October 2019

Inbound tourist trips for the first ten months of 2019 surpassed 2.4 million an increase of 5.0 per cent over the same period in 2018. Total nights spent by inbound tourists went up by 3.2 per cent, surpassing 17.1 million nights.

Total tourism expenditure was estimated at almost €2.0 billion, 4.5 per cent higher than that recorded in 2018. Total expenditure per capita stood at €822, a decrease of 0.4 per cent when compared to 2018.


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