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 […]

Mediterranean ObserverDecember 9, 2022

The Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional political agreement on the revision of the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS) rules applying to the aviation sector. The agreement ensures that aviation contributes to the EU’s emission reduction objectives under the Paris Agreement. According to the agreement, the EU ETS will apply for intra-European […]

Mediterranean ObserverOctober 28, 2022

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

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 […]

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