EditorFebruary 28, 2021

As more companies switch to remote work as a result of the pandemic, InterContinental Hotels Group believes the shift could be great for business travel’s recovery. With the Covid-19 essentially grinding leisure and business travel to a halt since March, the hotel chain said its global revenues per available room, an industry metric known as RevPAR, fell […]

EditorFebruary 28, 2021

Members of the European Union parliament want the block to impose uniform travel measures for the summer, among others, by creating a common vaccination certificate that would serve specifically for travel. In a meeting of February 25, the EU Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee voted on a draft resolution for the establishment of an EU […]

EditorFebruary 28, 2021

In a hearing held on 25th February 2021, MEPs demanded clarity on vaccine deliveries and insisted that pharmaceutical companies honour their contracts. MEPs quizzed CEOs and representatives of leading pharmaceutical companies, including AstraZeneca, Moderna, CureVac, Novavax, Pfizer and Sanofi, on how to remove obstacles to faster commercialisation, manufacturing and distribution of vaccines. During the discussion, […]

EditorFebruary 22, 2021

HILTON is confident that its “resilient business model, spirit of innovation” and “a clear purpose” will tide it through this challenging period. “Ultimately, we believe that will be this swift, responsive and adaptive innovation that will help us progress towards the travel and tourism sector’s eventual recovery,” said Hilton’s vice president, operations in Southeast Asia, Paul […]

EditorFebruary 22, 2021

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA), with the support of Bank of Valletta and Deloitte, hosted the first edition of MHRA REPORTS, which is a series of online discussion programmes discussing the tourism, travel & hospitality sector. During the webinar, Minister for Tourism and Consumer Production, Clayton Bartolo said that if need be, the wage supplement will be extended beyond March 2021. “Government has […]

EditorJanuary 10, 2020

Malta International Airport recorded 7,310,289 passenger movements in 2019, therefore marking the tenth year of traffic growth for one of the Mediterranean’s competitive airports. This also meant an increase of 7.4% over passenger traffic in 2018. The MIA said in a statement that this record growth also goes hand-in-hand with a 7.3% increase in seat […]

EditorJanuary 8, 2020

Jetting off for a few days, weeks, or months, has become easier with so many low-cost airlines offering travel packages for all occasions. The challenge for any travel lover is to adapt ‘travel hacks’ to ease the experience. Whether knowing which websites to scour for the best offers, or mastering packing your suitcase for long […]

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The  Mediterranean Observer is a news portal dedicated to travel and tourism in the Mediterranean region. This portal is managed by the Mediterranean Tourism Foundation, based in the Mediterranean country of Malta.