Malta welcomed an increase of 14.3 per cent in UK visitor numbers in 2018.
The number of Brits visiting the archipelago stood at 640,570 last year.
It was a busy year for Malta, with Valletta name the European Capital of Culture, and the island also hosting the first European TropOut Festival in September.
There was also a full annual calendar of festivals and events, from Annie Mac’s Lost & Found to Isle of MTV, Birgu Festival, Jazz Festival, Baroque Festival and the Gozo Marathon, to name but a few.
Boasting 300 days of sun a year, the archipelago has a wealth of history and culture, stunning landscapes and a warm climate, which makes Malta appealing to the British traveller.