15.7% Hike in International Tourism for Malta In 2017

The Malta Tourism Authority has been celebrating results achieved in 2017, in which inbound tourist trips from January to December 2017 reached almost 2.3 million (+15.7%) while total nights spent surpassed 16.5 million nights (+10.3%).

Reacting to these positive results, the MTA’s Chief Executive Officer, Paul Bugeja, noted that it is “clear by now that hurdles such as seasonality are being addressed”.

He added, “Thanks to joint efforts between the Ministry for Tourism and the Malta Tourism Authority, Malta is successfully being promoted and visited all year round, which is positive for the industry, the economy, and ultimately the taxpayer. He added that all stakeholders must collaborate in order to ensure the sustainability of such success.”

Malta’s success in sustaining such a positive performance in collective accommodation undoubtedly compliments the strong expansion in its air connectivity. Eight new airline routes from seven different countries began operating last year, adding to the already extensive network linking Malta with its source markets and bringing more tourists to the accommodation facilities in Malta and Gozo.

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