Total inbound visitors for October were estimated at 270,702, an increase of 10.1 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2017.
A total of 236,271 inbound tourist trips were carried out for holiday purposes, while a further 18,709 were undertaken for business purposes. Inbound tourists from EU Member States went up by 9.3 per cent to 223,813 when compared to the corresponding month in 2017. Most inbound tourists were aged between 25 and 44 (38.0 per cent), followed by those within the 45-64 age bracket (35.6 per cent) .
Total nights spent went up by 8.0 per cent when compared to October 2017, reaching nearly 1.8 million nights. The largest share of guest nights (55.7 per cent) was spent in collective accommodation establishments .
Total tourist expenditure was estimated at €215.7 million, an increase of 3.3 per cent over the corresponding month in 2017 .
Inbound tourist trips for the first ten months of 2018 surpassed 2.3 million, an increase of 15.0 per cent over the same period in 2017. Total nights spent by inbound tourists went up by 12.9 per cent, reaching nearly 16.6 million nights.
Total tourism expenditure was estimated at nearly €1.9 billion, 8.6 per cent higher than that recorded for 2017 . Total expenditure per capita stood at €825, a decrease of 5.5 per cent when compared to 2017.