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September arrivals down by 82.5%

6th November 2020

Nights spent down by 77.4% but expenditure decreased by 84.5%

It has been another torrid month for tourism as total inbound visitors for September this year were estimated at 50,359. This represents a fall of 82.5 per cent from September 2019’s figures.

A total of 46,966 inbound tourist trips were undertaken for holiday purposes, while a further 2,074 were made for business purposes. Most inbound tourists were aged between 25 and 44 years (48.8 per cent), followed by those within the 45-64 age bracket (24.5 per cent).

Inbound tourists coming from Germany were the most popular, with a share of 21.7 per cent of the total inbound tourists.

When compared to September 2019, total nights spent went down by 77.4 per cent, amounting to 470,732 nights. The largest share of guest nights (41.2 per cent) was spent in collective accommodation establishments.

Total tourist expenditure was estimated at €39.8 million, a decrease of 84.5 per cent over the corresponding month in 2019.

As regards the full nine months since the beginning of 2020, inbound toursits amounted to 583,776, a decrease of 72.7 per cent over the same period in 2019. Total nights spent by inbound tourists reached nearly 4.4 million, a drop of 71.3 per cent when compared to the same period of last year.

Total tourism expenditure reached €392.8 million, 77.6 per cent less than that recorded during the same period in 2019. Total expenditure per capita stood at €673, a decrease of 18.1 per cent when compared to the same period in 2019.


September arrivals down by 82.5%