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28-03-2016 POSITIVE TREND CONTINUES FOR THE COLLECTIVE ACCOMMODATION SECTOR IN JANUARY 2016

Statistics on the performance of collective accommodation published today by the National Statistics Office point to an increase of 1.1% in arrivals and 0.8% in nights spent in hotels and similar establishments during the month of January 2016. 

Total arrivals and nights in collective accommodation during January 2016 were estimated at 73,336 and 410,581 respectively. The average length of stay remained constant at 5.6 nights. 

Gozo recorded an excellent performance in January 2016, with double-digit growth rates in arrivals and nights when compared to January 2015. Arrivals and nights in collective accommodation in Gozo increased by 37.3% and 27.1% respectively. The beneficiaries of this growth were mainly four and three star hotels. 

Occupancy rates of four star hotels in Gozo increased from 21.9% in January 2015 to 25.0% in January 2016. Furthermore occupancy rates of three star hotels in Gozo increased by 4.3 percentage points. 

The Malta Tourism Authority is pleased with the continuous and consistent positive results in relation to collective accommodation for the winter month of January, and particularly with the impressive performance by Gozo.

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