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Arrivals and nights spent in Gozo and Comino up by 22.4% % and 10.0%

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Arrivals & nights spent in Gozo and Comino up by 22.4% % 10.0%Total arrivals and nights spent in collective accommodation establishments during October increased by 13.4 and 7.2 per cent respectively when compared to the corresponding month last year, the National Statistics Office said today.

Total arrivals and nights spent in Gozo and Comino advanced by 22.4 and 10.0 per cent to 7,645 and 31,631 respectively.

Total arrivals in collective accommodation establishments in Malta and Gozo during the month under review numbered 147,115, while total nights spent amounted to 822,738. Total nights spent went up in all collective accommodation categories, with the highest increase being recorded in 3-star hotels.

The largest share of guest nights was reported in 4-star hotels, accounting for 383,559 nights, or 46.6 per cent of the total.

The average length of stay in collective accommodation establishments went down from 5.9 nights in October 2012, to 5.6 nights during the month under review. The net use of bed-places stood at 65.5 per cent, up by 2.7 percentage points when compared to the corresponding month in 2012. Furthermore, all collective accommodation categories reported increases in occupancy levels.

Total arrivals in Malta numbered 139,470, up by 13.0 per cent over October last year. A rise of 7.1 per cent was also recorded in the number of nights spent. Meanwhile, the average length of stay edged down by 0.3 of a night to 5.7, when compared to last year. On the other hand, net occupancy increased by 2.6 percentage points to 65.9 per cent.

On a national level, there were 156 active collective accommodation establishments during October, with a net capacity of 18,273 bedrooms and 40,577 bed-places. On average, each establishment had 2.2 beds per room.

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