Destinations

Mediterranean ObserverFebruary 1, 2023
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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
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5min181
Immortalized in Victoria Hislop’s award-winning novel, “The Island,” the uninhabited islet of Spinalonga has a long and tragic past. Known by its grim epithet, the “island of the living dead,” and nestled in the picturesque Elounda Bay of northeast Crete, the islet was home to one of Europe’s last leper colonies, active from 1903 to […]

Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 14, 2023
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The number of job vacancies reported by hotels in Cyprus for the year 2022 was almost three times the monthly average of registered unemployed people, Labor and Social Insurance Minister Kyriacos Koushos told a conference on Friday in Nicosia titled “Staff Shortages in the Field of Hospitality,” in an address delivered by the ministry’s permanent […]

Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 14, 2023
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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 ObserverOctober 17, 2022
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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, […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 14, 2022
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2min899
The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) refers to misleading and inaccurate comments recently made by Valletta Mayor Alfred Zammit in the media about the impact of late night music in Valletta. Whereas MHRA supports the concept of having commercial activity in Valletta, the way it is currently being carried out is causing a lot […]


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