COVID-19 sparks a dramatic 51% collapse in the sector’s contribution to GDP – More than 337,000 jobs lost, while many more remain protected by the job retention scheme The World Travel & Tourism Council’s annual Economic Impact Report (EIR) today reveals that the dramatic collapse of Italy’s Travel & Tourism sector has wiped out a […]


Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo says Malta is holding bilateral talks with the UK over a common coronavirus vaccine certificate and will not be held back if EU talks drag on Malta has started bilateral talks with the UK on a COVID-19 vaccine digital certificate that will allow seamless travel between both countries, the Tourism Minister […]


Thessaloniki is set to become the first city in Greece to adopt the ColorADD system for people with color blindness, aiming to ensure equal access to tourism activities and everyday life for all its residents and visitors. During a press conference that took place online on Tuesday, the President of the Thessaloniki Tourism Organization (TTO) […]

AvatarNovember 17, 2019

The Malta Young Sailors Club and Yachting Malta are hosting this year’s Middlesea Mapfre Euromed International Regatta, which this year celebrates two decades since its inception. In 2018, the annual Optimist Dinghy Regatta attracted more than 200 international sailors from 22 different countries to sail the Mediterranean during the Festive Season. The championship will be […]

AvatarNovember 16, 2019

The festive season is back, and with it, plans on how to bid farewell to 2019 and welcome 2020. Many would agree there is no better way to welcome a new year than in a foreign country with your nearest and dearest. While the London Fireworks and the Times Square Countdown are worldwide highlights every […]

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