The figures presented in Tables 1-5 were weighted on the population as estimated by the results of the 2021 Census of Population and Housing. In view of this, the revised figures for 2021 supersede the previous figures published in the news release NR 129/2022 of the 26th of July 2022′. As a result of this revision, there is a temporary break in series. Therefore, currently it is not possible to compare the figures in this news release with the previously published time series.
In 2022, the total number of inbound and domestic tourists who visited the Gozo and Comino region amounted to 460,514 (Tables 1 and 6). Domestic tourists accounted for 72.0 per cent of total tourism demand within this region. The total number of inbound and domestic tourists who visited the Malta region reached 2.3 million, with inbound tourists accounting for 98.3 per cent of total tourists visiting this region (Charts 1a).
During 2022, domestic tourism across regions stood at 369,000 total arrivals, a decrease of 5.0 per cent when compared to 2021. Malta residents travelling to Gozo and Comino region totalled 331,455, or 89.8 per cent of total domestic tourists. Most of domestic tourists travelled for holiday purposes (83.9 per cent) and spent between 1 and 3 nights (81.4 per cent) (Table 1). The average length of stay decreased from 2.8 to 2.7 nights compared with 2021 levels (Table 1 and Chart 2a). Domestic tourist nights totalled 996,671, a decrease of 7.9 per cent over 2021 (Table 3). Total expenditure by domestic tourists was estimated at €63.4 million, a decrease of 20.0 per cent when compared to the previous year (Table 4). The average expenditure per capita stood at €171.9, a decrease of €32.0 over 2021 (Table 5).
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