Hopes that vacation island Malta might leave the worst of Europe’s recession as individuals cut back on their costs are evaporating fast as brand-new official figures show that the island’s tourist industry went into decline to completion of 2008, leaving concern marks over just how bad this year might be for hotel and leisure operators.The economic downturn hasn’t come at a good time for Malta. The island’s traveler numbers had remained in decrease for a long time and was in danger of becoming a specific niche travel destination before budget airlines turned the tide for Malta, and the variety of holidaymakers has increased each year over the last 3 years, a decrease now would be frustrating after a lot progress.What will make 2009 so
disappointing if the tourist arrival numbers do drop is that in 2015 was the very best ever for Malta, even with the economic downturn starting with a couple of months still to choose individuals taking Malta vacations. Overall Malta saw nearly 4 percent more holidaymakers than the previous year-which in itself was a good one.The very first month for tourist arivals to

see a drop was in September, the pound for British tourists was low versus the Euro and the economic crisis was starting to hit the UK-however with a dip of less than 3 percent year on year it wasn’t significant enough in itself to fret about.Alarm bells actually have begun to call though with news that for October the drop was nearly ten per cent compared to the previous year -and if there was any doubt that this might be quickly reversible as the November and December tourist numbers were both in excess of a 10 per cent drop.So bad is the drop in the variety of people taking Malta vacations that some experts have actually currently written 2009 off as a year that will see a sharp decline.Hotels in Malta are being prompted to lower prices for longer than normal stays and to use free nights when reservations are made to encourage holidaymakers to remain on the island -and invest money locally obviously, to assist the Maltese economy handle the recession.The number of individuals taking Malta holidays from the UK is higher than other nation at over a third, and the number of British people visiting Malta is expected to drop quite a bit as the pound is low

against the Euro.Tourists from other European countries have actually been taking more holidays in Malta. Italy, Germany, France and Spain have all seen an increasing variety of travelers visiting Malta. In response, tourist financing toward Europe has actually been increased by some fifty percent. For the very first time, the Malta Tourist Authority will broadcast tv advertisements in Italy, Germany and France.A spokesperson for the Malta Tourist Authority informed one Malta newspaper just recently that to try and stem the drop in individuals taking vacations and reserving hotels in Malta that:”We need to increase our marketing exposure-both specific business along with the MTA have to increase their marketing spending plans. The MTA was offered more loan in the last budget however things have gone significantly south considering that then and I think they need a lot more loan to work with to assist preserve in 2015’s figures

.”With the economy in Europe on a downward spiral it’s unlikely that the island will have sufficient money to stop a drop in the number of individuals taking Malta vacations this year. More news about holidays in Malta and flights plus the weather condition in Malta are at yourmalta.com/airport!.?.!Their news and Malta blog site are updated regularly for those who desire Malta vacations information. campaign