Between Friday 13th and Sunday 15th May 2022, 11,000 people crossed between Malta and Gozo using the Gozo Channel ferries.
The statistics were revealed by Gozo Channel chairman Joe Cordina in comments to ONE News. He went on to explain that as the weeks go by, the number of people using the ferries is only set to increase.
More and more people are travelling between the two sister islands every weekend. Comparing the numbers to pre-pandemic levels, Cordina forecasted that the numbers will skyrocket given that carnival will be celebrated this upcoming weekend.
The next few months will be very positive for the tourism sector in Gozo as Malta reopens fully to an influx of travellers after two years of lockdowns and restrictions. Cordina said that the positive atmosphere of tourist influx can already be felt by the owners of restaurants and hotels.
Joe Muscat, the Chief Executive for the Gozitan Tourism Association, confirmed the sentiments as well, saying that every weekend is seeing an increase in tourists travelling to the island and stimulating the economy.