Australians & Hungarians biggest and smallest spenders on accommodation


Tourists residing in Australia forked out larger sums of money on accommodation in Malta than their Hungarian counterparts per capita in 2019, according to the NSO.

According to the National Statistics Office (NSO) between January and November of 2019 a total of 2,627,182 people visited Malta.

  • 2017: 2,203,986
  • 2018: 2,511,159
  • 2019: 2,627,182

Tourists residing in Australia forked out the most amount of money per capita for accommodation – €397. Hungarians spent the least – €216. In third place were tourists residing in Italy – €218.

In 2017, the amounts spent were €370, €270, and €222 respectively.

The majority of tourists who visited Malta between January and November 2019 stayed for seven nights or more. The average length of stay for tourists was 7 days.

Inbound tourist trips for the first 11 months of 2019 surpassed the 2.6 million mark, an increase of 5.3% over the same period in 2018. Total nights spent by inbound tourists went up by 3.6%, surpassing 18.3 million nights.

Total tourism expenditure was estimated at €2.1 billion, 4.9 per cent higher than that recorded in 2018. Total expenditure per capita stood at €814, a decrease of 0.4 per cent when compared to 2018.