The members of the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) express their solidarity with the citizens of the Ukraine, especially the thousands of workers in the Ukrainian hospitality industry.
MHRA President Tony Zahra said that, “We share the sorrow at the lives lost and the damage being caused in Ukraine. In the same way that Maltese hoteliers provided beds to emergency and frontline workers during the pandemic, the hospitality sector is now ready and willing to provide support and show solidarity with Ukrainian refugees.”
Indeed, Hotel members of MHRA are being organised through MHRA structures to offer free accommodation covering the quarantine period required by law for Ukrainian asylum seekers. In this manner Malta will be able to fast track Ukrainian asylum seekers and be in line with quarantine requirements without burdening these refugees with quarantine costs. MHRA will also offer support to Ukrainian asylum seekers in finding jobs across the hospitality sector.
Mr Zahra states that, ”our initiative is a demonstration of solidarity and a clear message that peace should prevail as soon as possible for the real best interests of all humanity.”