The National Statistics Office has reported that outbound Maltese tourists in November were estimated at 23,028, up by 7 per cent when compared to November 2008 and 93 per cent travelled by air. On a gender basis, the increase in female passengers was statistically significant.
During November 209, EU destinations remained most popular with an estimated 84 per cent of Maltese tourists preferring them. The UK and Italy emerged as the destinations with the highest preference, with both countries registering increases over the comparative month in 2008.
The 25-44 year old age bracket hosted the largest amount of travellers (45 per cent), followed by those aged 45-64 (36 per cent). Male tourists exceed females and made up 60 per cent of the total.
From January-November 2009, the number of outbound passengers was estimated at 273,661, almost unchanged when compared to 2008 levels. Of these, 236,872 travelled to EU destinations; the most visited countries being Italy and the UK. Together, these destinations account for 56 per cent of total outbound trips. Male outbound passengers accounted for 57 per cent of the total.
The largest proportion of outbound passengers were aged between 25 and 44, and were followed by those within the 45-64 age-group. Together, these categories accounted for 82 per cent of the total outbound trips.
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