Economy and Tourism

Mediterranean ObserverFebruary 1, 2023
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6min134
The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) presented the BOV-Deloitte Hotels’ Quarterly Performance Review for the overall and forth quarter results of year 2022. Raphael Aloisio, Deloitte Financial Advisory Leader, stated that after a difficult first quarter, tourist arrivals gained momentum in the last 3 quarters of the year. On a cumulative basis, tourist arrivals […]

Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 27, 2023
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7min120
Following a dialogue with Consumer Protection Cooperation Network (CPC) which includes EU Member States authorities responsible for consumer law, Google agreed to introduce certain changes in Google Store, Google Play Store, Google Hotels and Google Flights in order to ensure compliance with EU consumer law. The action was coordinated by the European Commission. Have you […]

Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 19, 2023
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5min411
Schemes operated by Malta Enterprise and the Energy and Water Agency (EWA) are supporting more companies as they invest in sustainable operations. Minister for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise Miriam Dalli highlighted the positive impacts of this Government support to businesses during a visit to Paradise Bay Hotel, one of many businesses benefitting from these […]

Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 14, 2023
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5min180
Immortalized in Victoria Hislop’s award-winning novel, “The Island,” the uninhabited islet of Spinalonga has a long and tragic past. Known by its grim epithet, the “island of the living dead,” and nestled in the picturesque Elounda Bay of northeast Crete, the islet was home to one of Europe’s last leper colonies, active from 1903 to […]

Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 14, 2023
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3min154
The number of job vacancies reported by hotels in Cyprus for the year 2022 was almost three times the monthly average of registered unemployed people, Labor and Social Insurance Minister Kyriacos Koushos told a conference on Friday in Nicosia titled “Staff Shortages in the Field of Hospitality,” in an address delivered by the ministry’s permanent […]

Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 14, 2023
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8min201
While the holiday hotspots along Türkiye’s southern coast are spectacular places to live all year, the daily lifestyle drastically changes when the hustle and bustle of the tourism season subsides Türkiye’s southern coast, aptly referred to as the “Turkish Riviera,” is quite alluring. It houses several popular holiday towns where the expat community lives all […]

Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 13, 2023
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5min261
Let’s imagine that extraterrestrials landing in Tunisia, come to ask us to introduce them to the most representative of Tunisians today. For me it would be without hesitation: Tijani Haddad! He is intelligent, gifted, skilful, enterprising, persevering, laughing, generous, bon vivant, faithful in friendship, fundamentally local and resolutely universal, patriotic but never chauvinistic, successful entrepreneur […]

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1min184
Perit David Xuereb has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Maltese Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD), following consultation with social partners. The news was announced by the Parliamentary Secretariat for Social Dialogue on Monday. Xuereb previously served as President of the Chamber of Commerce and has worked on major projects in Malta […]

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4min257
The Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise, together with Malta’s business partners, launched an information campaign promoting energy efficiency for businesses in Malta and Gozo. The campaign, ‘Be Efficient. Save Energy!’ will provide guidance on how different economic sectors can reduce energy consumption in their operations.  With the participation of nine associations representing the […]


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