Outbound Maltese tourists for April were estimated at 24,984, an increase of 31.2% over the corresponding month in 2008. Of these, 91.4% travelled by air.
In the month under review, Maltese residents departing by air and sea were estimated at 24,984, the majority of whom were in the 25-44 age bracket. Of total outbound tourists, 22,101 visited an EU destination, the most popular being the UK and Italy, while 2,883 chose destinations outside the EU. A change in the timing of Easter, from March in 2008 to April in 2009, may have contributed to the rise in April this year.
The number of Maltese passengers departing by air and sea during this period amounted to 82,387, an increase of 5.1% over the corresponding period last year. Of these, 86.7% travelled to EU destinations; the most visited countries were the UK and Italy.
Male outbound passengers exceeded female ones, the former accounting for 59.9% of the total. The largest proportion of outbound passengers – 48.5% – comprised passengers aged between 25 and 44, followed by those in the 45-64 age bracket who accounted for 38.3% of total outbound tourists.
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