Tourist flow to Malta from Russia increased by one third
From the beginning of the year, the Maltese destination kept on to gain popularity among Russian tourists.
During the first quarter of 2019, Malta was visited by 4,296 tourists from the Russian Federation. This is 34% more compared to the same period last year.
At the same time, the duration of holidays on the Maltese Islands among Russian tourists also increased - the length of stay of Russian tourists in Malta increased by 17%.
Forecasts about the growth of tourist traffic to Malta from Russia were given last year, when tour operators recorded an increase in sales of package tours to the Maltese islands. Demand is also supported by flight programs based on regular transportation from Russia to Malta, and a wide range of educational tours for study English language.
March became the most popular month to visit Malta - according to the Central Statistical Bureau, in March 2019, 172,971 tourists from all over the world visited the country, which is 3.5% more compared to 2018. The statistics did not include travelers who visited Malta for one day and passengers of cruise liners.
The UK source market is number one for Malta - 101,478 tourists arrived from the UK over the period from January to March 2019. The growth of tourist flow was also noted in other European countries, such as Spain (54%), the USA (40%) and Hungary (17.6%).