June 2017: Total guests and nights spent in collective accommodation establishments advanced by 12.8 and 4.2% respectively when compared to June 2016

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Collective Accommodation Establishments: June 2017

According to the latest data published by the National Statistics Office (NSO) for June, total guests in collective accommodation establishments numbered 171,998, while total nights spent amounted to 910,218. The 3-star hotels registered the largest increase in total nights spent. The largest share of guest nights was reported in 4-star hotels, accounting for 432,949 nights, or 47.6 per cent of the total.

The average length of stay in collective accommodation establishments went down to 5.3 nights in June 2017 from 5.7 nights in the same month of 2016. The net use of bed-places stood at 73.5 per cent, an increase of 0.6 percentage points when compared to the corresponding month last year.

On a national level, there were 183 active collective accommodation establishments during June 2017, with a net capacity of 18,186 bedrooms and 41,319 bed-places.

Regional breakdown

Total guests in Malta numbered 161,634, up by 12.5 per cent over June 2016. Additionally, an increase of 3.6 per cent was recorded in the number of nights spent. Total guests and nights spent in Gozo and Comino increased by 18.0 per cent each when compared to the comparative month last year, amounting to 10,364 and 39,461 respectively.

In Malta, the average length of stay went down by 0.4 of a night to 5.4, and that in Gozo and Comino remained stable at 3.8, when compared with the same month last year. The net occupancy rate in Malta increased by 0.4 percentage points, reaching 74.3 per cent, and that in Gozo and Comino increased by 6.0 percentage points to 60.5 per cent over the same month of 2016.


Total guests in the first six months of 2017 amounted to 848,806, an increase of 14.4 per cent over the same period in 2016. Total nights spent went up by 6.2 per cent, surpassing 4.2 million. The net use of bed-places advanced by 2.0 percentage points to 60.6 per cent.