Tourism Minister revealed today that by the end of this year, Malta will have welcomed an estimated 2.2 million tourists to the island.
The minister revealed the statistic whilst discussing the financial estimates which the Tourism Ministry has authority over.
This rate is double that registered last year as well as being higher than what was originally estimated for this year itself.
It was also noted that in the first nine months of this year, the tourists visiting the island spent well over 12,700,000 nights. Bartolo also highlighted that Malta will, by the end of the year, reach 89% of its air connectivity which it once boasted pre-COVID-19.
He also said that the winter schedule has more than 70 direct routes to and from Malta. Government deputy Edward Zammit Lewis also noted how the tourists are also visiting Malta during the winter months and not just the summer.