Tourists spending fewer nights in Malta – NSO

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Tourists are spending fewer nights in Malta, according to newly released statistics by the National Statistics Office on Monday.

During the second quarter the total number of guests in collective accommodation establishments increased by 3.2% while the total nights spent decreased by 1.3% when compared to the corresponding quarter in 2018.

The average length of stay in various accommodation went down to 4.8 nights in the second quarter of 2019 from the average of 5.0 nights registered during the same period in 2019.

The total nights spent amounted to almost 2.8 million. 4-star hotels had the largest share of guest nights, accounting for over 1.3 million nights or 48.3% of the total.

In the first six months the total number of guests amounted to 947,486, a decrease of 0.8% over the same period in 2018. Total nights spent went down by 4.0% reaching nearly 4.5 million. The net use of bed-places declined by 3.1% to 61%.

The figures show that the total guests in Malta went up by 3.4% over the second quarter of 2018. A decrease of 1% was recorded in the number of nights spent. Total guests and nights spent in Gozo and Comino decreased by 0.7% and 9.5% to 28,191 and 89,728 respectively.