Mediterranean ObserverFebruary 20, 2023

With a view to enhancing air services with Japan, the Swedish presidency of the Council today signed on behalf of the EU an aviation agreement with one of the Union’s most important partners in Asia. The agreement will give all EU air carriers non-discriminatory access to routes between the EU and Japan, thereby promoting open and fair […]

Mediterranean ObserverFebruary 1, 2023

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) presented the BOV-Deloitte Hotels’ Quarterly Performance Review for the overall and forth quarter results of year 2022. Raphael Aloisio, Deloitte Financial Advisory Leader, stated that after a difficult first quarter, tourist arrivals gained momentum in the last 3 quarters of the year. On a cumulative basis, tourist arrivals […]

Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 14, 2023

While the holiday hotspots along Türkiye’s southern coast are spectacular places to live all year, the daily lifestyle drastically changes when the hustle and bustle of the tourism season subsides Türkiye’s southern coast, aptly referred to as the “Turkish Riviera,” is quite alluring. It houses several popular holiday towns where the expat community lives all […]


With its year-round warm weather, ample selection of monumental sights, paradisaical beaches, and rich culture, it should come as no surprise Tunisia’s popularity is rising dramatically in the post-pandemic scene. In fact, recent data show it is officially one of the most sought-after Mediterranean destinations for 2023. Often overlooked in a region where Italy, Spain, […]


Heat weather records have been smashed in Malta and across Europe Temperatures for December reached a 100-year high in Malta as warm weather records are smashed across Europe, according to the Malta Met Office. The mean maximum temperature last month was 19.5°C, the highest since 1922, and more than two degrees higher than the 17°C […]


Get ready to pack your bags and say hola to a Mediterranean workcation lifestyle Spain is gearing up to start offering non-EEA (European Economic Area) nationals the chance to stay and work legally in the country thanks to a digital nomad visa. The so-called Startup Act is expecting ratification this month in the parliament, giving […]


Croatia welcomed 18.9 million tourists in 2022, 37 percent more than the previous year, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports said in a statement on Monday. There were also 25 percent more overnight stays last year with 104.8 million recorded, according to date from the country’s eVisitor system. The record year for Croatian tourism is […]

Mediterranean ObserverDecember 20, 2022

The Council adopted the decision on the notification of CORSIA (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation) offsetting requirements, which aims to contribute to world wide’s ambitious goals towards climate neutrality. CORSIA is a global scheme for offsetting CO2 emissions from international aviation adopted by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) in 2018, in which EU member states […]

Mediterranean ObserverDecember 14, 2022

What is Advance Passenger Information (API)? API data is biographic information on passengers, as contained in travel documents, collected by air carriers during check-in and complemented with travel route information. API data usually contains information which allows to confirm of the identity of passengers. How is API data collected? API data is collected by air […]

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