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 […]


The President of the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA), Tony Zahra, has said he is 100 per cent in agreement with comments by Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo that a “collective effort” is needed to ensure Malta’s tourism industry post-COVID. Speaking to, Mr Zahra confirmed that it is not just the authorities, but everyone, […]


Travel and tourism is expected to create nearly 126 million new jobs within the next decade. The forecast by the World Travel & Tourism Council also shows the sector will be a driving force of the global economic recovery, creating one in three of all new jobs. The latest WTTC economic impact report shows travel […]


A delegation from the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) Council led by President Tony Zahra and CEO Andrew Agius Muscat held a meeting with Minister of Tourism Hon Clayton Bartolo, and newly appointed Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Tourism Anthony Gatt.  During the meeting, President Tony Zahra congratulated Minister Bartolo for his reappointment […]


31 local restaurants have been recognized by the Michelin Guide, which annually recognizes the quality and culinary skills of the best restaurants in the world. For the year of 2022, five restaurants in the Maltese Islands have earned the prestigious title of “One-MICHELIN Star Status.” ‘Under Grain’, ‘Noni’, ‘ION-The Harbor’, ‘De Mondion’ and ‘Bahia’ were […]


Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) President Tony Zahra states that challenges for the tourism sector are not yet over however the fact that tourism is a resilient economic sector allows for optimistic forecasts. Mr Zahra was speaking during the presentation of the MHRA BOV Deloitte Hotel performance survey presentation held earlier today at the […]


Legal notice outlines new rules set to come into force on Monday The Maltese health authorities will be recognising both PCR and Rapid Antigen tests for travel to the island, a move tourism authorities have for months said is crucial for the sector’s recovery. On Monday, Health Minister Chris Fearne announced Malta will finally be […]


The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) welcomes the communication made earlier this morning by Health Minister Chris Fearne that government will go ahead with the further easing of COVID 19 restrictions. MHRA however states that not enough and clear information was presented to better understand how the tourism stakeholders need to react in relation […]

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