April 17, 2021 Mediterranean ObserverMediterranean Observer

Tourism should be adequately recognized at EU level – MEP Josianne Cutajar meets Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association.

MHRA President Tony Zahra, along with MHRA Council members, held an online meeting with Maltese MEP Josianne Cutajar, who is a member of EU Committee for Transport and Tourism (TRAN) and part of the Tourism Taskforce within the same committee. At the beginning of the meeting, MEP Cutajar expressed her gratitude for this opportunity to […]
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April 17, 2021 Mediterranean ObserverMediterranean Observer

Italy opened a COVID-free railway line and to relax COVID Restrictions by April 26

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Friday announced that the country would begin easing some of its stricter COVID-19 restrictions by April 26. At a Rome news conference, Draghi said that a priority would be given to opening outdoor establishments such as restaurants and that all schools would reopen. The prime minister expressed “cautious optimism” […]
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April 17, 2021 Mediterranean ObserverMediterranean Observer

Iberia Launches New Maldives Route and Lifts Summer Destinations Total to 112

The Iberia Group is striding confidently towards the recovery of air travel, and has announced an ambitious summer programme, resuming flights to many past destinations and adding capacity on its busiest routes as restrictions are lifted. In the third quarter of 2021, Iberia, Iberia Express, and Iberia Regional/Air Nostrum will fly to a total of […]
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April 17, 2021 Mediterranean ObserverMediterranean Observer

Turkey bans crypto payments and Bitcoin feels the pain

Bitcoin fell more than four percent on Friday after Turkey’s central bank banned the use of cryptocurrencies to pay for goods and services. Bitcoin tumbled more than four percent on Friday after Turkey’s central bank banned the use of cryptocurrencies and crypto assets for purchases, citing possible “irreparable” damage and transaction risks. In legislation published […]
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April 17, 2021 Mediterranean ObserverMediterranean Observer

Malta launches over-50s training for agents

The Malta Tourism Authority has created an agent training course to help boost bookings to the island from the over-50s market. The course features four lessons – Introduction; Where to stay; Dining out; and Venture out and about – and tools such as an events calendar which can be shared with customers. Natalie Swinburne, trade […]
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The 6th edition of the event “Goût de France/Good France” has been postponed until spring 2021, following the measures taken to fight the COVID-19 health crisis. Though delayed, will still be the beloved opportunity for professionals of French gastronomy to share their know-how and their passion for this cuisine, as it is every year. Scheduled […]

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