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The number of tourists visiting Malta between January and March 2024 increased by 31.3 per cent over the corresponding period of the previous year, pointing to a sustained boom in tourism after the post-pandemic re-opening.

The National Statistics Office said that over 580,000 tourists visited Malta in the first three months of 2024, spending a total of over 3.4 million nights – an increase of 17.7 per cent.

Total tourist expenditure was estimated at €407.2 million, 30.4 per cent higher than that recorded for the same period in 2023.

However, total expenditure per capita decreased to €700 from €705 for the same period in 2023.

The number of tourists visiting Gozo and Comino, including both same-day and overnight visitors, totalled 271,976, or 46.7 per cent of total tourists

Looking at March alone, it saw just over 240,000 arrivals, an increase of 38.1 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2023.

Total inbound tourists by month (NSO 84/2024)

The largest share of inbound tourists were aged between 25 and 44 (35.3 per cent), followed by the 45-64 age bracket (32.8 per cent).

British, Italian and Polish residents made up 44.1 per cent of total inbound tourists.

Total tourist expenditure in March surpassed €183 million, an increase of 44.8 per cent over the corresponding month in 2023. The average expenditure per night was estimated at €130.90.


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