Mediterranean ObserverOctober 25, 2021

The CEO of the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) Andrew Agius Muscat has said that now is a good time to start working in the tourism sector because there are certain vacancies which need filling. He was speaking during the programme TVAM which was broadcast this morning. Agius Muscat said that this summer was […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 23, 2021

The aviation industry has been under huge pressure to reinvent itself to go green in recent times, a complicated task that requires billions of dollars in spending to make air transportation more climate-friendly but also risks an increase in fares, making air travel once again the domain of the rich. Like many countries, airlines the […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 21, 2021

Tourism Services: Short term rentals The European Commission launched a public consultation on short-term accommodation rentals. The objective is to collect data on issues resulting from the rapid growth of short term rentals and the sustainable development of tourism destinations. It also looks at consumer safety and level playing field with other operators in the […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 20, 2021

Morocco is halting flights to and from Britain, Germany and the Netherlands due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19 in those countries, official sources in the North African kingdom said Wednesday. Flights will stop from 11:59 p.m. (10:59 p.m. GMT) Wednesday “until further notice,”,the national airports office (ONDA) said on Twitter. National carrier Royal […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 19, 2021

Despite the upcoming winter period, the occupancy rate of hotels in Turkey is still high with tourists extending the delayed tourism season, chairperson of the Russian Union of Travel Industry (RST), Irina Tyurina said. Speaking to the Russian press, she said that the hotels in Turkey are almost full and some of them are not […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 18, 2021

During the General Assembly held on 15th October, John A. Huber was re-elected to the Board of Directors of EUROCHAMBRES. He was also elected to the organisation’s Budgetary Committee. Established in 1958, EUROCHAMBRES represents over 20 million businesses in Europe employing over 120 million people, 93% of which are SMEs. The organisation has 46 members […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 17, 2021

Staff shortages is forcing some hotels to keep rooms empty, while at the same time facing demands for higher wages, President of the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association Tony Zahra said. Zahra was contacted by The Malta Independent on Sunday after this media house received information that some hotels are struggling, for example, to find […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 17, 2021

Nouvelair is to relaunch regular flights to Tunisia from Gatwick and Manchester from March 2022 following the easing of travel restrictions. The privately-owned Tunisian airline first started flights in July 2021, but they were suspended shortly afterwards due to UK government restrictions. The airline confirmed it would restart flights to Tunis on its fleet of […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 17, 2021

Travel firms are being urged to “beef up” benefits to attract staff in the face of the industry’s “worst staffing shortage”. As demand rises, many agencies and tour operators are offering jobs, but recruitment firms say companies must improve offers amid a staffing crisis across the UK retail sector. Hybrid home and office working have […]


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 […]

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