Mediterranean ObserverOctober 19, 2021

Despite the upcoming winter period, the occupancy rate of hotels in Turkey is still high with tourists extending the delayed tourism season, chairperson of the Russian Union of Travel Industry (RST), Irina Tyurina said. Speaking to the Russian press, she said that the hotels in Turkey are almost full and some of them are not […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 18, 2021

During the General Assembly held on 15th October, John A. Huber was re-elected to the Board of Directors of EUROCHAMBRES. He was also elected to the organisation’s Budgetary Committee. Established in 1958, EUROCHAMBRES represents over 20 million businesses in Europe employing over 120 million people, 93% of which are SMEs. The organisation has 46 members […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 17, 2021

Staff shortages is forcing some hotels to keep rooms empty, while at the same time facing demands for higher wages, President of the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association Tony Zahra said. Zahra was contacted by The Malta Independent on Sunday after this media house received information that some hotels are struggling, for example, to find […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 17, 2021

Nouvelair is to relaunch regular flights to Tunisia from Gatwick and Manchester from March 2022 following the easing of travel restrictions. The privately-owned Tunisian airline first started flights in July 2021, but they were suspended shortly afterwards due to UK government restrictions. The airline confirmed it would restart flights to Tunis on its fleet of […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 17, 2021

MSC Cruises has agreed €2.4 million in compensation after MSC Opera crashed into a Uniworld-operated river vessel in Venice. The collision in June 2019 put the smaller River Countess out of service for three months with the loss of 14 cruises. The incident happened as MSC Opera, built in 2004, was preparing to dock in […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 17, 2021

Travel firms are being urged to “beef up” benefits to attract staff in the face of the industry’s “worst staffing shortage”. As demand rises, many agencies and tour operators are offering jobs, but recruitment firms say companies must improve offers amid a staffing crisis across the UK retail sector. Hybrid home and office working have […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 17, 2021

Fully vaccinated travellers will be exempt from the need to have a negative PCR Covid-19 test to enter to Tunisia, from Saturday October 16. Currently, before they travel, all visitors must fill in a health monitoring form and have a negative PCR test result, taken within 72 hours of boarding a flight to Tunisia. Children […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 17, 2021

Airlines say families will be relieved that the government has finally agreed to remove the need for costly PCR tests for vaccinated Travellers returning to England from half-term holidays. The government confirmed that lateral flow tests will be introduced in place of PCRs from October 24 for fully-jabbed passengers and most under 18s arriving in […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 15, 2021

More coronavirus restrictive measures relating to mass events will be lifted as from Monday, health minister Chris Fearne announced on Friday morning during a press conference at the Central Procurement and Supplies Unit in San Ġwann. After explaining in detail how the new budgetary measures will affect the health care services as of next year, […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 15, 2021

Malta would have faced a downturn in tourism even if the Coronovirus pandemic had not hit, as the number of available beds was growing higher than the actual demand, a study presented to the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association shows. Presenting the results of a study at an MHRA National Tourism Forum, Raphael Aloisio, a […]

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