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, […]


Average air ticket will probably rise to €50 over next five years, CEO says Ryanair will not be offering flights at rock bottom prices anymore thanks to the soaring cost of fuel, the budget airline’s boss has admitted. The era of €10 plane tickets is over, Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has warned travellers. “There’s no […]


The French market grows by 41% 689,145 passengers travelled through Malta International Airport in July, marking a recovery of 86.3 per cent of pre-pandemic traffic. MIA said on Tuesday that seat capacity in July was at 85 per cent of 2019 levels, while the seat load factor (SLF) increased by 1.2 per cent. At 88.3 […]


Some 7.7 million tourists came to Turkey’s Mediterranean touristic hot spot of Antalya by air between Jan. 1 and Aug. 5, according to data released by the city’s governorate. The number of foreign tourists coming to the city, where healthy and safe tourism services are offered with the Safe Tourism Certificate, increased by 91% in […]


Greece will be welcoming one million travelers every week this period of summer, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said. In July, travel arrivals exceeded 900,000 per week, he said, and added that nobody can doubt the excellent course of tourism in Greece so far. “This year, tourism proved to be Greece’s ‘heavy industry,’ which [is not […]


Planned EU aviation tax is unjust for Maltese travellers and Maltese tourism The past two years have been the most challenging for the tourism sector since it started out as an economic activity. During the pandemic, stakeholders understood that public health must take priority and complied with the measures introduced by the health authorities when […]

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