December 2016 witnessed an increase of 32.8% in the number of visitors when compared to the same month in the previous year. An increase of 16% was also registered in tourist spending, which translates into a total of 62.3 million euro.
According to National Statistics Office figures, the majority of tourists, a total of 80,443, visited Malta on holiday, whilst another 8,802 came to Malta on business.
Tourists from European Union countries increased by 34.5% over the previous year, to a total of 82,518. The number of visitors to Malta during December was 96,395.