Watch: Cranes and pollution are driving high-spenders away, says MHRA president
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Watch: Cranes and pollution are driving high-spenders away, says MHRA president

'We can't tell tourists to come back in 10 years' time when things are better'

The drop in the amount being spent by tourists showed that the island was failing to attract higher-spenders – and things are getting steadily worse because of the cranes and pollution, the president of the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association Tony Zahra told #TimesTalk.

The number of tourist arrivals for the whole of 2018 rose by 14.3% to reach nearly 2.6 million. But each tourist is spending less: at €809, that is a decrease of 5.5% when compared to 2017.

Watch the full interview in the above video

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