3 January 2014

Malta tourist arrivals jump 14.5 percent

eTN 31/12/2013: VALLETTA, Malta - Tourist arrivals jumped by 14.5% in November compared to the same month last year, and reached 100,365, the National Statistics Office said today. Excluding the 437 passengers who stayed overnight on board a berthed cruise vessel, 99,928 came to Malta last month.

During the month under review, 79,902 came to Malta on holiday, while a further 12,266 were here on business.

First-time visitors accounted for the majority of inbound tourists, with an estimated 66 percent, although there was a notable increase in repeat tourism.
Inbound tourism from EU Member States rose by 12 percent while the number of non-EU tourists advanced by 44 percent to...read on.