Malta Independent

More than 210,000 people cross the Gozo channel during Santa Marija week

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According to Gozo Channel figures, the Gozo Ministry has said, 211,071 people and 56,528 vehicles crossed the channel during Santa Marija week.

The Gozo Channel operated no less than 742 voyages between the two islands, while operating without a schedule in order to meet the demand.

Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana is satisfied by these figures, and said that the Gozo Channel saw an increase in the number of passengers and vehicles crossing to Gozo over last year. The number of passengers rose by 4% a statement by her ministry read, and the number of vehicles rose by 6%.

The minister said that she wants Gozo to truly be a unique tourist attraction, through the events the island offers. She said that continuous ongoing work is underway in the Gozo tourism product.

Joe Muscat, CEO of the Gozo Tourism Associatio­n said that this week was one of the best weeks for tourism on the island this year.

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