Vaccinations of employees of the Greek tourism sector will begin once all people belonging to vulnerable groups receive the jab against the coronavirus (Covid-19), according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis. Speaking in parliament on Monday, Theoharis said the government’s goal is to create a “wall of immunity” and confidence in tourists when Greece officially […]


Important Notice for Maltese Hoteliers Hotels, in Malta and Gozo, that are interested to take part in the FIT scheme, as announced last week by Hon Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection, and would like to receive more technical information, needs to register on the link below or email on Free Independent Travellers (FIT) […]


The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) congratulates the two new Michelin Stars restaurants Bahia in Lija and ION – The Harbour, in Valletta, who has joined De Mondion, Under Grain and Noni in Malta Michelin restaurant line-up. Bahia, ION-The Harbour, Noni, UnderGrain and The De Mondion restaurants have been awarded one Michelin Star each […]


HOTREC, the European umbrella association of hotels, restaurants and cafés, has launched a digital awareness campaign, aiming to support businesses and employees in the travel and tourism sector. Running on social media under the #TogetherForHospitality hashtag, the campaign calls on EU and national policymakers, tourism and hospitality stakeholders to support the restart of the travel […]


The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) reiterates its satisfaction that Government confirmed through the press conference by Prime Minister Dr Robert Abela that on 1st June 2021, Malta will open up for tourism. MHRA continues to support a prudent and gradual removal of the restrictive measures as this summer season is crucial for the […]


MSC Group has unveiled the five senior managers of its new luxury brand. The team will be led by CEO Michael Ungerer, who was appointed back in September 2019. Chris Austin, former senior vice president of global sales and marketing at Seabourn, becomes chief sales officer. Sarah Doyle is appointed chief marketing officer and joins from Bacardi […]


The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched a new competition to identify the best ideas that will help rural communities recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Global Rural Tourism Startup Competition will also support the entrepreneurs and enterprises that can help rural communities seize the economic and social opportunities that will come […]


The authorities have informed the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) that they will know in a day or two whether catering establishments will be able to reopen after 11 April, the association’s president Tony Zahra told The Malta Independent. On 4 March the government announced a number of new measures, including that of keeping […]


Rocco Forte Hotels, the prestigious family-run hotel group, led by Sir Rocco Forte and his sister, Olga Polizzi, proudly announce the June 3, 2021 opening of Villa Igeia, the historical Art Nouveau palazzo overlooking the Gulf of Palermo. Originally built to be a private villa, the influential Florio family commissioned Italian Art Nouveau architect Ernesto […]

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