Economy and Tourism

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As AirMalta bids farewell after 50 years of service, the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) pays homage to its profound impact on Malta’s tourism industry and broader economy. Since its inception, AirMalta has been a cornerstone of economic growth and social progress, facilitating vital connectivity for the island nation. Tony Zahra, President of MHRA, […]

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The Malta Business Bureau organised an information session with businesses on the EU’s proposal for a revised Waste Framework Directive (WFD). The European Commission has now proposed a revision of the WFD to place a greater emphasis on the reduction and proper management of food waste and textile waste. For the first time, the new […]

Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 24, 2024
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Get Hitched Inc Ltd, developers of Tableo, the award-winning restaurant reservations and management software, is proud to announce the receipt of a prestigious €35,000 grant dedicated to advancing the Tableo AI Assistant Project. The project is being financed by the Malta Council for Science & Technology, for and on behalf of the Foundation for Science […]

Mediterranean ObserverNovember 29, 2023
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New proposals offer passengers improved rights and easier access to travel information Have you ever had your flight cancelled and not been compensated for it? Passenger rights will be reinforced, thanks to new Commission proposals. Right now, the European Union is the only area in the world which has a passenger rights framework in place for all […]

Mediterranean ObserverNovember 15, 2023
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A new Eurobarometer survey released today finds that skills shortages are one of the most serious problems for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the EU. The challenge of skills shortages has grown over the years and now encompasses all EU Member States and all sectors of the economy. The survey is a useful tool in understanding […]

Mediterranean ObserverNovember 10, 2023
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The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) organized the BOV-Deloitte Hotel performance survey Q3 – 2023. Michael Zarb, Policy, and Economics Advisory Leader at Deloitte Malta reported that based on an estimate for September figures that is derived from data supplied by Malta International Airport (MIA), tourist arrivals for the third quarter of 2023 are […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 30, 2023
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The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) refers to the budget presented by Minister of Finance, Clyde Caruana, as a resounding commitment from Government to support the resurgence and expansion of the Maltese economy in the face of ongoing global economic and geopolitical challenges. Specifically, MHRA acknowledges the wide-ranging social benefit schemes. In response to […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 26, 2023
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Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) refers to the publication of the skills card required for Third Country National’s (TCN’s) to get a work permit to work in Malta. MHRA believes that it is important that those seeking work in Malta have the necessary skills before they arrive in Malta and MHRA are supportive of […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 26, 2023
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The latest findings are here! The third quarter of 2023 has yielded captivating revelations regarding restaurant reservations, shedding light on booking patterns, preferences, and the influence of digitalization. The landscape of dining out is evolving rapidly, with technology leading the way in facilitating online reservations, simplifying the process for both patrons and restaurant owners. Delving […]


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