Maltese citizens make up the 3rd highest rate of EU holiday makers

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> 68% of the Maltese chose to take their holidays abroad, rather than at home, placing Malta third among EU member states.This emerged from a recent study by Eurostat, which showed that 98% of Luxembourgers and 80% of Belgians prefer to take their vacations abroad, followed by Malta and Slovenia (62%).63% of Maltese nationals said that their preferred mode of travel is by air, which stood at 63%, ahead of Cyprus’ 49%, Ireland’s 43% and Luxembourg’s 42%.82% of air travel was for personal reasons, while the remainder was registered for professional services.Waterway trips by Maltese residents registered at 37%, while Greece registered 17% and Romania and Croatia both registered at 19%.A total of 1.3 billion trips by EU residents with overnight stays amounting at a total of 6.4 billion nights and averaging at 5 nights per trip were recorded in 2017. This means a 4% increase in trips by EU residents since 2016.WhatsApp SharePrintlast_img

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