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Archaeologists unearthed two 2,500-year-old marble statues and an inscription during excavations at the Temple of Zeus Lepsynos, one of the best-preserved Roman temples of Asia Minor, in Turkey’s western Muğla province. Built-in the second century B.C., the temple is located in the ancient city of Euromos. Abuzer Kızıl, head of the excavation committee and faculty […]


After a state of emergency was declared in Tokyo, the Olympics will be held largely without spectators after the Japanese government’s ruling. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced the COVID-19 state of emergency on Thursday evening as the Delta variant continued to spike the number of daily infections being registered. Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto apologized […]


Europe’s Travel and Tourism Sector saw the biggest economic collapse last year, after the Asia-Pacific, due to the Coronavirus situation, marking a 51.4 per cent decline (€987 BN), according to the recent annual Economic Trends Report conducted by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). According to the Council, the profound and damaging decrease resulted […]


A total of €2 million will be allocated to the local arts and entertainment industry through a new programme intended to kickstart the culture sector. Speaking at a press conference earlier today, Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo and Culture Minister Jose Herrera announced two new schemes that organisers and artists will be able to benefit from. […]


Malta could start allowing standing organized events after the Santa Marija public holiday on 15th August, Health Minister Chris Fearne has announced. “If the situation and the numbers allow us to do so, we will consider allowing standing events with small numbers after Santa Marija,” Fearne told a press conference. “That way, we can continue […]


The Waterfront Hotel in Sliema was honoured to welcome Hon. Clayton Bartolo, Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection, and Mr. Johann Buttigieg the CEO of the Malta Tourism Authority, on the 15th of June. During this visit, the Managing Director Mr. Brian Mizzi, CEO Ms. Maria Micallef, and General Manager Ms. Charmaine Camilleri showed Hon. […]

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