The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) presented the MHRA BOV Deloitte Hotels Performance Review for Q1 and Q2 of 2022 at the AX The Palace Hotel in Sliema. MHRA President Tony Zahra stated that the economic recovery from COVID times for the hospitality sector is now gaining momentum yet there are other challenges which […]


The national strategy for tourism 365 days a year in Greece, which as Minister of Tourism I designed and implemented in the period 2015 – 2019, led to the highest performance in the history of Greek tourism. Although we faced multiple, serious crises (the economic suffocation of the Memoranda, the capital controls, the risk of […]


The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) has over the past days been engaged in consultation with the Ministry of Tourism about a new law concerning Valletta, allowing music to be played outside until 01:00hrs. MHRA positively notes that over the past years Valletta has continued to transform itself into a destination in itself. MHRA […]


European Union Director General for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and Tourism Valentina Superti, in an interview with The Malta Business Weekly, briefly explains the way the EU and Malta are taking when it comes to accommodating not only the tourist of the future but also building a more sustainable tourism sector. What is being […]


Over 1000 delegates from 31 different countries are expected to attend the 7th Edition of the Mediterranean Tourism Forum which will happen on the 14th June at the Intercontinental Hotel, starting at 0900hrs. The Forum’s distinctive characteristic from other similar conferences is that it acts as a stage where new practical ideas are presented with […]


Establishments encouraged to seek STAR Journey certification, a new quality assurance standard that seeks to incentivise industry players at all levels to up their game. Malta is the first European country to be certified by the Forbes Travel Guide. This is an agency that classifies, into various categories, hotels and restaurants for the service they […]


Maltese Minister for the Environment, Energy and Sustainable Development Miriam Dalli said Thursday that the government wage supplement scheme has been extended to the month of May, as well as revealed that the total government investment for the scheme was that of over €720 million. The wage supplement scheme was launched to help recover from […]


Catering establishments and Hoteliers are being invited to an information session being organised by BCRS Malta Ltd, the operator of Malta’s Beverage Container Refund Scheme, in collaboration with Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA), and with the participation of the Scheme regulator, Circular Economy Malta. With only a few weeks until the launch of the […]


Maltese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health Chris Fearne announces lifting of several restrictions and changes in isolation rules. The mandatory wearing of face masks will only be applicable in hospitals, health clinics, elderly homes and on flights from Monday 2 May health minister Chris Fearne announced on Friday. Announcing the removal of the […]

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