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Mediterranean ObserverNovember 7, 2022
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6min253
Today, the Commission adopted a proposal for a Regulation to enhance transparency in the field of short-term accommodation rentals and help public authorities ensure their balanced development as part of a sustainable tourism sector. While short-term accommodation bookings offer benefits for hosts and tourists, they can create concerns for certain local communities struggling, for instance, […]

Mediterranean ObserverNovember 5, 2022
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1min385
The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) salutes the memory of former Prime Minister of Malta, Dr Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici, describing him as a “defender of the working class, who was neither swayed nor interested in personal wealth.” MHRA President Tony Zahra states that, “Dr Mifsud Bonnici was a genuine gentleman who believed in the […]

Mediterranean ObserverNovember 3, 2022
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6min386
During the first half of 2022, guests spent around 199 million nights in short-term rental accommodation booked via Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia Group or Tripadvisor in the EU, an increase of around 138% compared with the same period in 2021. With this value, platform tourism exceeded the levels recorded in the first half of 2019, the year […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 28, 2022
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6min860
The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) today presented the BOV Quarter 3 2022 Hotel Performance Survey as prepared by Deloitte at SeaView Hotel, Bugibba. On a cumulative basis, tourist arrivals for the first six months of the year reached 75% of 2019 levels, almost matching the same length of stay as in 2019. (Refer […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 24, 2022
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2min540
The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) refers to the Budget 2023 communicated by the Minister of Finance Clyde Caruana as a war chest addressing current unprecedented global economic challenges. MHRA President Tony Zahra states, “the Government’s 600 million investment in energy represents approximately 10% of Malta’s budget and this must be the most important […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 18, 2022
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2min661
The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) salutes the memory of Robert Arrigo, describing him as a “leading pioneer of the Maltese tourism sector, a champion of local sports, and a conviction politician.” MHRA President Tony Zahra states that significantly, “the Maltese tourism sector has today lost a committed entrepreneur who contributed to shaping up […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 17, 2022
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7min228
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU) and its member states have signed the Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement between the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and the European Union and its member states (“ASEAN-EU CATA”) at the 28th ASEAN Transport Ministers’ Meeting on 17 October 2022, […]

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3min609
75% of take-off and landing slots must be used to keep them next season Exceptions in the case of health emergencies, natural disasters or political unrest Special measures on EU-Ukraine connectivity To better reflect increasing air traffic, Parliament updated the take-off and landing slots rules for airlines and kept some exceptions introduced during the pandemic. […]

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4min366
The db Group’s Board of Directors has appointed four key officers to take forward its vision and oversee its execution. The move also marks a watershed in the family’s succession planning moment. Robert Debono has been appointed as the Group’s CEO with a clear brief to continue to drive an already robust business and investment […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 22, 2022
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3min7014
On Monday, 19th September, the European Commission announced a new proposal for a Single Market Emergency Instrument (SMEI). This builds on lessons learnt from the Covid-19 crisis and creates a framework that enhances the Single Market’s resilience through appropriate and necessary crisis preparedness and crisis management actions to guarantee its smooth functioning in times of […]


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