In March 2019, total inbound visitors to Malta were estimated at 172,971, an increase of 3.5 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2018.
A total of 145,814 inbound tourist trips to Malta were carried out for holiday purposes, while a further 16,748 were undertaken for business purposes, according to the National Statistics Office (NSO).
Inbound tourists from non-EU countries went up by 21.4 per cent to 27,742 when compared to the corresponding month in 2018.
Most inbound tourists were aged between 25 and 44 (38 per cent), followed by those within the 45-64 age bracket (33.8 per cent)
Total nights spent went up by 2.2 per cent when compared to March 2018, surpassing 1.1 million nights. The largest share of guest nights (61.5 per cent) was spent in collective accommodation establishments.
Total tourist expenditure was estimated at €116.5 million, an increase of 0.5 per cent over the corresponding month in 2018.
Inbound tourist trips for the first three months of 2019 amounted to 425,892, an increase of 2.8 per cent over the same period in 2018. Total nights spent by inbound tourists went up by 4.2 per cent, reaching nearly 2.8 million nights.
Total tourism expenditure was estimated at €272.4 million, 0.3 per cent higher than that recorded for 2018. Total expenditure per capita stood at €640, a decrease of 2.3 per cent when compared to 2018.