Malta inbound tourist numbers up

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Malta’s number of inbound tourist increased 3.6% on an annual basis to 53,074 in February from 51,244 a year ago, the National Statistics Office said on Monday. At the same time, total nights spent amounted to 424,478.

The number of tourists visited Malta for holiday purposes totaled 43,998 in February, smaller than the 48,375 in the previous month. The number of people visited for business purposes dropped to 6,334 from 6,780 in the preceding month.

The first time visitors were the majority of the inbound tourists, which was 62% of the total tourists, the statistical office said.