Total inbound visitors for August were estimated at 114,458, a decrease of 66.2 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2019, according to National Statistics Office figures.
In the month under review, a total of 107,908 inbound tourist trips were undertaken for holiday purposes, while a further 2,318 were made for business purposes.
Most inbound tourists were aged between 25 and 44 years (42.6 per cent), followed by those within the 0-24 age bracket (36.4 per cent).
Inbound tourists coming from United Kingdom were the most popular, with a share of 21.7 per cent of the total inbound tourists.
When compared to August 2019, total nights spent went down by 62.6 per cent, surpassing 1.0 million nights.
The largest share of guest nights (40.5 per cent) was spent in collective accommodation establishments (hotels, guest houses, holiday complexes and boutique hotels).
Total tourist expenditure was estimated at €94.6 million, a decrease of 71.3 per cent over the corresponding month in 2019.
January – August 2020
Inbound tourist trips for the first eight months of 2020 amounted to 533,417, a decrease of 71.2 per cent over the same period in 2019.
Total nights spent by inbound tourists reached nearly 4.0 million, a drop of 70.3 per cent when compared to the same period last year.
Total tourism expenditure reached €353.0 million, 76.4 per cent less than that recorded during the same period in 2019. Total expenditure per capita stood at €662, a decrease of 18.3 per cent when compared to the same period in 2019.