Author: Mediterranean Observer


The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) has over the past days been engaged in consultation with the Ministry of Tourism about a new law concerning Valletta, allowing music to be played outside until 01:00hrs. MHRA positively notes that over the past years Valletta has continued to transform itself into a destination in itself. MHRA […]


The Mediterranean Tourism Forum held last week in Malta, with 30 different countries paving the way forward for the next generation of tourists. Together with stakeholders, Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo, MHRA President Andrew Agius Muscat and Valentina Superti, the Director General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and Tourism gave the opening speeches to the conference. […]


European Union Director General for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and Tourism Valentina Superti, in an interview with The Malta Business Weekly, briefly explains the way the EU and Malta are taking when it comes to accommodating not only the tourist of the future but also building a more sustainable tourism sector. What is being […]


The Mediterranean Tourism Forum today launched the BRAIN – the Business Research and Innovation Network; an innovation hub which will be the legacy of this year’s Forum. The aim of the BRAIN will be that to bring together the most creative thinkers – from authors to researchers to business leaders and politicians to explore new […]


Over 1000 delegates from 31 different countries are expected to attend the 7th Edition of the Mediterranean Tourism Forum which will happen on the 14th June at the Intercontinental Hotel, starting at 0900hrs. The Forum’s distinctive characteristic from other similar conferences is that it acts as a stage where new practical ideas are presented with […]


Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) President Tony Zahra on behalf of the Council and members, salutes the memory of trade unionist Tony Zarb.   Accordingly, MHRA remembers Tony Zarb as a pioneer of trade unionism who devoted his whole life and all its energy to the fight for a better world for the working class, […]


The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) welcomes the news announced by Minister for Tourism Clayton Bartolo, that Carlo Micallef has been appointed as new Chief Executive Officer of the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA). MHRA President Tony Zahra states that “Carlo’s long standing commitment to the organisation, depth knowledge of the industry and international experience […]


Establishments encouraged to seek STAR Journey certification, a new quality assurance standard that seeks to incentivise industry players at all levels to up their game. Malta is the first European country to be certified by the Forbes Travel Guide. This is an agency that classifies, into various categories, hotels and restaurants for the service they […]


Turkish airports hosted about 11.6 million passengers in April, up 88.1% from last year, the country’s air travel authority announced. Some 5.4 million passengers took domestic flights last month, with 6.2 million traveling on international flights, the State Airports Authority General Directorate (DHMI) said Sunday in a statement. The figure was 73% of the pre-virus […]

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