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Mediterranean ObserverOctober 15, 2021

More coronavirus restrictive measures relating to mass events will be lifted as from Monday, health minister Chris Fearne announced on Friday morning during a press conference at the Central Procurement and Supplies Unit in San Ġwann. After explaining in detail how the new budgetary measures will affect the health care services as of next year, […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 15, 2021

Malta would have faced a downturn in tourism even if the Coronovirus pandemic had not hit, as the number of available beds was growing higher than the actual demand, a study presented to the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association shows. Presenting the results of a study at an MHRA National Tourism Forum, Raphael Aloisio, a […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 11, 2021

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) welcomes the budget as a clear investment in the quality of life. Indeed, MHRA notes with satisfaction various incentives addressing people, the environment and prosperity as was advocated in the Association’s pre-budget proposals. Work benefits rewarding productivity, tax reduction on part-time and overtime rates, the extension of free […]


The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) wil be organising a National Tourism Forum next Friday 15th October at InterContinental Hotel, Malta with the theme REFLECTIONS: PEOPLE PLANET PROSPERITY, which will address the opportunities and challenges facing the hospitality industry in Malta in a global context with a specific reference to the Mediterranean region. As […]


With the pandemic driving away visitors, some Venetians allowed themselves to dream of a different city — one that belonged as much to them as to the tourists who often assembled in their stone piazzas, cobblestone alleyways and even their apartments. In a silent city, the chiming of its 100 bell towers, the splashing of […]


Israel’s tourism ministry is working on plans to allow individual vaccinated tourists to visit the country from the beginning of November. Currently only organised groups of between five and 30 tourists from “green, yellow and orange” countries are allowed to visit Israel. The Israel Government Tourist Office (IGTO) said 34,500 tourist entries were recorded in […]


Air Malta has been voted the 3rd ‘Best Regional Airline in Europe’ and the 10th ‘Best Regional Airline in the World’ at the Skytrax World Airline Awards™ 2021. The Maltese airline has also been voted as the 5th Best Airline in Southern Europe. As a result of this positive performance, Air Malta climbed 7 places […]


Malta will be the first country in the world to participate in the Forbes Travel Guide STAR Journey Award, a comprehensive quality programme which aims to set Malta as an In-Partnership Forbes Travel Guide Destination with a focus on Service Excellence and Safety. The aim of the Forbes Travel Guide STAR Journey Award is to […]


An estimated $51.8 billion loss is estimated for airlines all around the world, with another $11.6 billion in 2022 in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an industry forecast released Monday. The projections by the trade group International Air Transport Association (IATA) show a deeper fall than the prior forecast in April for […]

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The Mediterranean Observer is a news portal dedicated to travel tourism, and hospitality in the Mediterranean region. This portal is managed by the Mediterranean Tourism Foundation, based in the Mediterranean country of Malta.