Destinations

Mediterranean ObserverNovember 29, 2023
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New proposals offer passengers improved rights and easier access to travel information Have you ever had your flight cancelled and not been compensated for it? Passenger rights will be reinforced, thanks to new Commission proposals. Right now, the European Union is the only area in the world which has a passenger rights framework in place for all […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 13, 2023
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Just under 100 miles from Sicily’s southern city of Pozzallo is a small Mediterranean island nation. Best known for its renowned coastlines, beautiful caves, surrounding sea, and its historical and cultural significance is Malta. Malta is easy to miss, with its size only being one-tenth of the US’s smallest state, Rhode Island. Small it might […]

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The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) presented the Deloitte -BOV Quarter 2 – 2023 Performance Review for Hotels observing that based on the data collected from hotels, and other stakeholders, the number of tourist arrivals for year 2023 promises to surpass the previous 2019 record. Michael Zarb, Deloitte Director, Economic and Policy Advisory, stated […]

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By Tony Zahra, President of Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) Over the past decades since the inception of tourism in Malta the narrative was based on growth. And growth we managed to achieve. Indeed, after two years of pandemic we have managed to recover, and we are set on seeing a record number of […]

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The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) calls upon Government to take urgent action and address various difficulties which currently are impacting the tourism industry, risking to seriously damage the identity and reputation of Malta being a truly beautiful and authentic Mediterranean destination. The Ministry of Tourism and the Malta Tourism Authority have been investing […]

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The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) refers to reports in the media that a development earmarked in Paceville will according to the conclusions of an EIA report have a very high impact of shadowing on the iconic St George’s Bay beach throughout the year, leaving it much of the time of the day in […]

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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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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