Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 22, 2022

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) presents the Carrying Capacity Study for Tourism in the Maltese Islands by Deloitte Malta. A study commissioned by the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) and conducted by Deloitte Malta, clearly shows that once all bed stock that has regulatory approval comes on line, that together with the […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 13, 2022

The European Commission launched a call for evidence together with a public consultation on the review of the Slot Regulation (Council Regulation (EEC) No 95/93), which was announced in the framework of the EU’s sustainable and smart mobility strategy at the end of 2020. With the revision, the Commission aims to ensure efficient management of […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 6, 2022

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) refers to reports in the media that government is planning to freeze expenditure on several large infrastructural projects entirely funded by national funds. Whereas MHRA recognizes Government’s challenges to save on expenditure as it continues to subsidise electricity and fuel costs, it is important that investment in the […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 6, 2022

Germany and France warned it would be counter-productive to ban ordinary Russians, a move advocated by Kyiv in response to Russia’s invasion and backed by some EU members, and the agreement’s suspension was a compromise that could be reached at the ministers’ two-day meeting in Prague. European Union foreign ministers are likely to agree to […]


The certification is awarded by Airports Council International to airports that demonstrate progress in managing carbon dioxide emissions. Malta International Airport plc (MIA) has retained its place at level two of Airports Council International’s (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme after satisfying all the necessary requirements, it announced on Friday. Comprised of six different stages to […]


Foreign arrivals in Türkiye’s metropolis and a top tourist destination hit a 10-year monthly high this July, official data showed Wednesday. Istanbul welcomed nearly 1.76 million foreign tourists last month, according to the provincial culture and tourism directorate data. The figure surged 56% compared to 1.1 million who arrived in the same month a year […]


Length of stay goes up slightly, NSO figures for April to June show Nearly half of the tourists who came to Malta between April and June stayed in four-star hotels, according to data released by the National Office of Statistics. The NSO said that, during the period, there were 512,486 arrivals who spent 2,261,411 nights […]


Leading at a time of inevitable exposure to disruption requires a will to embrace continuous innovation as a way of life- as a philosophy of work. On June 14, 2022, as part of the Mediterranean Tourism Forum organized in Malta by the Mediterranean Tourism Foundation, the panel on disruption in the hospitality industry was one […]


Turkish Airlines has been named the “biggest winner” as global aviation and tourism pick up again after the abrupt halt brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a French financial newspaper. The national flag carrier became the first international company to return to profit in 2021 as European air traffic rebounded and is on […]


Company expected to start operations later this year Diarmuid Ó Conghaile has been appointed managing director of Wizz Air Malta, a new airline that will be based in Malta. The Wizz Air subsidiary, due to be established later this year, will operate with Malta-registered aircraft. Ó Conghaile will take up the appointment on November 1, […]

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