Total guests in Malta up in first ten months of 2016

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More than a quarter of a million tourists visited Malta in August, the Maltese government stated Thursday.
More than a quarter of a million tourists visited Malta in August, the Maltese government stated Thursday.

Total guests in Malta during the first ten months of 2016 amounted to 1.39 million, an increase of 0.2 percent year-on-year, according to Maltese government statistics published on Tuesday.

While there was a slight increase in the number of guests over the first 10 months of 2016, total nights spent went down by 0.7 percent, reaching nearly 7.9 million.

Total guests and nights spent in collective accommodation establishments during October 2016 advanced by 0.9 percent and 0.4 percent respectively year-on-year.

In October 2016 there were 151,823 guests recorded, indicating an increase of 1.1 percent over October 2015. Additionally, an increase of 0.6 percent was recorded in the number of nights spent.

The data revealed that the average length of stay stood at 5.6 nights, indicating no change over the previous year. The net occupancy rate advanced from 70.1 percent to 70.7 percent.

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