Nearly nine in ten airline customers say carriers should maintain safety and wellbeing support after Covid travel restrictions are lifted, according to a poll by Etihad. The Gulf carrier surveyed nearly 10,000 UK consumers in partnership with Country & Town House magazine and found 89% wanted to protection to remain in place. Jeremy Pollock, country […]


The Malta Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD) has welcomed the system by which businesses will continue to be assisted whilst the tapering of the wage supplement is introduced. Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Sustainable Development Miriam Dalli and Minister within the Office of the Prime Minister Carmelo Abela attended the MCESD meeting during […]


Greece is looking into ways to tap into the growing potential of religious tourism, Greek Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki said last Thursday. Speaking during a round-table discussion that took place on the island of Rhodes, Zacharaki confirmed Greece’s potential as a growing religious tourism destination. “We expect the role of Greece’s religious and pilgrimage […]


Hamid Bentahar was elected the new President of the National Confederation of Tourism (CNT), in Marrakech, Morocco, during the Annual General Assembly. Promoting novelty, creativity and rebuilding a sustainable future, Hamid Bentahar together with Hicham Mhammedi Alaoui have succeeded over outgoing Abdellatif Kabbaj and Fouzi Zemrani, in the election and have been elected for a […]


An extensive investment of € 5.5 Million has been announced during a press conference by the Maltese Minister for Tourism Clayton Bartolo for the regeneration of Spinola Garden and Paceville Street, in St. Julian’s on Saturday. During the press conference in the same garden, the Permanent Secretary within the Ministry for Tourism, Ronald Mizzi stated […]


Greece said on Thursday all unvaccinated restaurant and tourism workers nationwide must undergo regular COVID-19 tests, extending an obligation that previously applied only on some popular holiday islands as case numbers have continued to climb. After a disastrous year in 2020 where global travel evaporated, Greece lifted most restrictions and has been hoping for at […]


Like many other resort towns on Turkey’s coastal provinces, Bodrum has become overcrowded with holidaymakers during the Eid al-Adha holiday this year. The population of the town, which is around 400,000 during off season, in the province of Muğla on the Aegean coast has soared to 1 million. Over the past week, more than 140,000 […]


In a gastronomic first for Corinthia, the luxury hotel Corinthia Palace announces new home for renowned restaurant Bahia. Corinthia Palace has announced its exciting partnership with gastronomic award-winner, Bahia, as it continues to set standards for luxury hospitality in Malta. As part of that partnership, the popular Michelin-starred restaurant will move from its historic, converted […]

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