Economy and Tourism

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 17, 2021

The Department for Transport has confirmed its new rules for international travel, with the traffic light system scrapped from October 4. A red list of countries will remain in place with anywhere else considered green. The amber list is to go. Eight countries are to be removed from the red list from 4am September 22, […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 16, 2021

Greece recorded the lowest decreases in commercial flights in August 2021, compared to the same month in 2019, showing signs of recovery for its air transport sector, according to Eurostat. The EU’s statistical office on Tuesday released figures on commercial air transport in August with flights showing signs of recovery for the industry, which had […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 16, 2021

Arc de Triomphe is one of the most famous monuments in Paris and attracts a huge number of visitors every year. However, tourists reacted with a mix of surprise and disdain when they saw that the arch had been wrapped in silver-blue colored recyclable polypropylene fabric as a posthumous installation conceived by the late artist […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 16, 2021

Royal Caribbean International has announced that the world’s largest cruise ship, Wonder of the Seas, will sail in the Mediterranean next summer. The new mega-ship will sail from its home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to the Caribbean on March 4, 2022, before heading to Barcelona and Rome in May for the summer season. The cruise […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 16, 2021

The EU’s Blue Card giving eligible foreign professionals the right to live and work in the bloc is being made more attractive under modifications approved Wednesday by the European Parliament. The amendments, reached after years of negotiations between EU institutions, underlined Europe’s intention to draw more highly qualified workers as competition heats up in many […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 16, 2021

Air Malta is pleased to announce its intention to resume flights between the Islands and London Gatwick, Madrid and Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport for Summer 2022. London Gatwick airport will be served with a daily service whilst Madrid and Moscow will be served three times per week and twice a week respectively. These new services will […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 15, 2021

Catering establishments such as bars and restaurants who choose to accept only those who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to take advantage of relaxed protocols on how they operate, Maltese Health Minister Chris Fearne announced. Speaking in a press conference, where he also announced changes to Malta’s travel quarantine procedures, Fearne said […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 15, 2021

During the month of July, a total of 121,311 inbound tourists visited Malta for holiday purposes, with 5,099 tourists for business purposes with total nights spent amounted to 1,118,871 and total expenditure reached nearly €126.5 million. The largest share of inbound tourists were aged between 25-44 (37.6 per cent), closely followed by the age bracket […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 14, 2021

“The Blue City Crisis” is a documentary detailing how Covid-19 hijacked the tourism industry in Chefchaouen, the most picturesque city in Morocco. A few decades ago, the Kingdom of Morocco made the strategic decision to take advantage of its favorable weather and location by developing its tourism sector. Over the years, the revenues attained from […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 14, 2021

Teknofest, Turkey’s largest aerospace and technology gathering and one of the world’s biggest aviation events, is due to kick off next week in Istanbul. The six-day event will start on Tuesday at Atatürk Airport and will offer a range of activities, from air shows with warplanes, unmanned aerial vehicles and helicopters to seminars, summits, competitions […]

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