Hotel accommodation arrivals up to 416,000
The total arrivals and nights spent in collective accommodation during June increased by 7.3 and 9.1 per cent respectively, the NSO said.
In June, total guest nights registered in collective accommodation establishments amounted to 871,871, with an average length of stay of 5.9 nights. Almost all hotel categories recorded increases in total nights spent, particularly three-star hotels, which registered a growth of 30.4 per cent. Around 45 per cent of total nights were spent in four-star hotels.
The net use of bed-places in collective accommodation establishments stood at 71.9 per cent, up by 3.1% when compared to the corresponding month in 2012. When compared to last year, occupancy levels in 3-star, 2-star and 4-star hotels increased by 10.1, 4.5 and 3.4 percentage points respectively.
Occupancy levels in 5-star hotels and other collective accommodation declined marginally by 0.1 and 1.2 percentage points respectively.
On a national level, there were 155 active establishments during June. Bedrooms amounted to 18,310, while bed-places numbered 40,592.
During the second quarter, the total arrivals in hotel accommodation increased to 416,594 up by 7.5% when compared to the corresponding quarter last year, the NSO held.
Non-resident arrivals were on the rise in almost all hotel categories and amounted to 386,307. On the other hand, resident arrivals declined by 3.3 per cent to 30,287.
Total nights spent between April and June surpassed 2.3 million - 10.7 per cent higher than last year. Nights spent by non-residents advanced by 11.1 per cent, while resident nights went down by 0.3 per cent to 65,420.
The occupancy rate for the second quarter was estimated at 64.8 per cent - 3.5 percentage points higher than last year. The occupancy rate in hotel accommodation stood at 68.3 per cent, while that recorded in ‘other collective accommodation’ establishments reached 46.4 per cent.
Total arrivals and nights spent in Malta totalled 395,183 and 2,267,191 respectively, while the average length of stay stood at 5.7 nights, up by 0.1 of a night when compared to the second quarter in 2012. Increases were recorded in both non-resident arrivals and nights in Malta when compared to last year, which reached 373,893 and 2,218,447 respectively.
Non-resident nights spent in Gozo and Comino increased by 8.0 per cent, while resident nights decreased by 9.6 per cent, when compared to 2012.
The occupancy rate in Malta went up by 3.4 percentage points, reaching 65.3 per cent and that in Gozo and Comino also increased by 3.7 percentage points to 52.9 per cent.