Tourist arrivals increase 7.1%
Total inbound tourist trips for January were estimated at 69,525, an increase of 7.1 per cent when compared to the corresponding month last year, the NSO said today.
A total of 55,440 inbound visits were carried out for holiday purposes, while a further 9,775 were undertaken for business purposes. Most inbound tourists came from EU Member States, while tourists from Non-EU countries advanced by 45 per cent. The largest proportion of inbound tourists were aged between 45 and 64, followed by those within the 25-44 age bracket.
Total nights spent went up by 10.6 per cent, reaching 571,745. In absolute terms, the majority of guest nights were spent in collective accommodation establishments, while the number of tourists residing in private accommodation rose by 40.9 per cent.
During the reference month, total tourist expenditure was estimated at €56.2 million, an increase of 9.4 per cent over the corresponding month last year.