NSO Sees Significant Rise in Tourist Arrivals in 2023
The National Statistics Office (NSO) has reported a remarkable increase in the number of tourists visiting Malta in the year 2023. The latest data reveals that the influx of inbound tourists during June 2023 has seen a notable upsurge, marking positive trends for the country’s tourism industry.
Tourist Arrival Figures
According to the NSO’s data, the total number of inbound tourists for June 2023 has been estimated at an impressive 294,488 individuals. This number represents a substantial 20.0 per cent increase when compared to the same month in the previous year. This surge in tourist arrivals is a testament to Malta’s popularity as a sought-after destination.
Nights Spent in Malta
In addition to the increase in tourist numbers, the NSO also highlights a significant rise in the total number of nights spent by these visitors. The cumulative nights spent in Malta during June 2023 amounted to a remarkable 1,946,623 nights. This figure reflects a substantial growth of 22.4 per cent compared to the statistics from June 2022.
Purpose of Visit
The month of June witnessed a diverse range of tourists visiting Malta. Out of the total inbound tourists, 267,585 individuals arrived for leisure and holiday purposes. Additionally, 15,060 tourists arrived for business-related visits, indicating the multifaceted nature of Malta’s tourism offerings. The data also reveals that the largest share of inbound tourists fell within the age group of 25 to 44 years, constituting 40.9 per cent of the total visitors.
Top Source Countries
The NSO’s data sheds light on the leading source countries contributing to Malta’s growing tourism numbers. Among these, residents of the United Kingdom, Italy, and France collectively accounted for 47.0 per cent of the total inbound tourists during June 2023. This international diversity underscores the universal appeal of Malta as a travel destination.
When it comes to accommodation preferences, the statistics highlight an interesting trend. A substantial 87.4 per cent of the total guest nights were spent in rented accommodation establishments. This showcases the popularity of such accommodations among tourists. Additionally, the average length of stay for inbound tourists stood at 6.6 nights, indicating a significant duration of visitation.
The financial impact of this influx of tourists is noteworthy as well. Total tourist expenditure for June 2023 nearly reached an impressive €286.5 million. This marks a substantial increase of 32.1 per cent compared to the same month in 2022. On average, tourists spent around €147.2 per night, emphasizing the positive economic contribution of these visitors.
January-June 2023 Statistics
The upward trend in tourism was not limited to June alone. The data for the first half of 2023 indicates a substantial increase in the number of inbound tourists. A total of 1,289,292 tourists arrived during this period, representing a noteworthy 43.8 per cent increase over the same period in 2022. This significant surge reinforces Malta’s position as a favored travel destination.
Tourist Expenditure for the First Half of 2023
The financial impact of the rising tourist numbers is evident in the expenditure figures as well. The total estimated tourist expenditure for the first half of 2023 reached a substantial €1,036.8 million. This amount is a substantial 48.8 per cent higher than the expenditure recorded for the same period in the previous year. On a per capita basis, tourists spent an average of €804, demonstrating their contribution to the local economy.
The statistics presented by the NSO vividly depict the significant rise in tourist arrivals to Malta in the year 2023. This surge in inbound tourists not only underscores the country’s appeal as a travel destination but also highlights its potential for economic growth through tourism. As Malta continues to attract a diverse range of visitors, its position on the global tourism map remains strong.
FAQs About Rising Tourist Numbers in Malta
How significant is the increase in inbound tourists in June 2023?
The influx of inbound tourists in June 2023 has seen a remarkable 20.0 per cent increase compared to the same month in 2022.
What is the total number of nights spent by tourists in June 2023?
The total number of nights spent by tourists in June 2023 amounted to an impressive 1,946,623.
Which age group forms the largest share of inbound tourists during June 2023?
Visitors aged between 25 and 44 years constitute the largest share of inbound tourists, making up 40.9 per cent.
Which countries contribute significantly to the inbound tourism numbers?
Residents of the United Kingdom, Italy, and France collectively accounted for 47.0 per cent of the total inbound tourists in June 2023.
How does the tourist expenditure in June 2023 compare to the previous year?
Total tourist expenditure for June 2023 saw an impressive 32.1 per cent increase compared to the corresponding month in 2022.