More nights spent in accommodation establishments
Total nights spent in collective accommodation establishments in March totalled 523,289, an increase of 11 per cent over the corresponding month last year, the National Statistics Office said yesterday.
Year-on-year, the average length of stay in collective accommodation establishments rose by 0.3 nights to six nights.
Accounting for 95.8 per cent of the national bed-stock, the overall supply of bed-places in the Malta region stood at 36,988 beds, a drop of 3.5 per cent when compared to the previous year. On an annual basis, the net use of bed-places in Malta went up by 6.4 percentage points to 49.8 per cent. Year-on-year, the average length of stay went up by 0.4 nights to 6.2 nights. Nights spent by non-residents accounted for 95 per cent of the total. In Gozo and Comino, the overall supply of bed-places stood at 1,628 beds, a decrease of 4.3 per cent over the comparable month a year earlier.
The net use of bed-places in March was 35.5 per cent, a rise of 7.9 percentage points over the same month last year.
The average length of stay was 2.7 nights, up by 0.4 nights. Nights spent by non-residents accounted for 56.7 per cent of the total.