The National Statistics Office (NSO) on Tuesday said that outbound trips in October were estimated at 23,387, an increase of 6,070 when compared to the corresponding month last year. Between January and October 2010 outbound trips increased by 9 per cent over 2009.
Outbound trips to EU destinations stood at 19,899, while Non-EU trips were estimated at
3,488. Trips towards EU and Non-EU destinations advanced by 34 and 38 per cent respectively, with Italy registering the largest increase. Male tourists comprised the majority of outbound trips with nearly half of these tourists falling within the 25-44 year old age bracket.
Outbound passengers throughout January to October 2010 amounted to 239,010, a 9 per cent increase over 2009. 85 per cent of trips made were to EU countries, trips to non-EU destinations increased by 8 per cent.
The largest proportions of outbound passengers were in the 25-44 age bracket, followed by the 45-64 age-group. With137, 759, male tourists made up the majority of outbound passengers. The number of same-day visitors for this period was 27,001 out of a total 266,011 outbound visitor trips NSO concluded.
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