A study by the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association shows that Malta will need to bring in 4.7 million tourists to cater for planned increase of hotels. This is almost double the 2.8 million tourists Malta received before the Covid-19 pandemic.
This study, called ‘Carrying Capacity Study for Tourism in the Maltese Islands’, was commissioned by the MHRA and conducted by Deloitte. It was financed by the European Social Fund, Operational Programme II and the NGO co-financing fund 2022.
The study reviewed planning authority permits for hotel bed stock which have not yet been approved. It found that Malta would need 4.7 million tourists, staying an average just under 7 nights, to cover 80% of their occupancy.
Deloitte said that…