Business & Economy

November 26, 2021 Mediterranean Observer

Turkey revises its Tourism Revenue Target to $24B for 2021

Turkey aims to generate $24 billion (TL 288.34 billion) income from the tourism industry this year, the country’s culture and tourism minister said Thursday. The country is expected to welcome 29 million foreign tourists this year, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy said at the 11th International Resort Tourism Congress in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya. The […]
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November 26, 2021 Mediterranean Observer

EU mulls allowing Entry Only to Vaccinated International Travelers

The European Commission proposed on Thursday to open the bloc’s external borders only to vaccinated travelers, revoking the current system of country lists granting access regardless of vaccination status. “We are moving away from this country-based approach to an individual-based approach, which means that all vaccinated people can come to the European Union,” EU Commissioner […]
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November 20, 2021 Mediterranean Observer

Malta taken off Green list after Spike in COVID-19 Cases

Malta taken off green list by the ECDC, following a spike in COVID-19 cases and downgraded to orange travel list. Malta has been relegated from the green to the orange travel list by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), following a recent spike in COVID-19 cases. Active cases have been on the […]
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November 20, 2021 Mediterranean Observer

Malta | 41 Tourists aged 65 and older received ‘Long Stay’ Vouchers in first Month of Scheme

Long Stay Tourists scheme will run until mid-December A total of 41 voucher packs worth €100 each have so far been handed out to tourists over the age of 65 who are spending long holidays in Malta, the Tourism Ministry has said.  The so-called Long Stay Tourists scheme is part of the €20 million tourism […]
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November 14, 2021 Mediterranean Observer

Pre-pandemic levels of European travel will not be Achieved until 2024

Despite a strong summer rebound, international tourist arrivals to Europe are forecast to be 60% below 2019 by the end of 2021 European tourist arrivals were still down 77% half-way through the year relative to 2019 European air passenger growth gained momentum over the months of June (-69%), July (-57%) and August (-49%) compared to […]
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November 14, 2021 Mediterranean Observer

COVID-19 lockdown for unvaccinated Austrians starting Monday

Not vaccinated? Tough luck! Austria orders a lockdown starting Monday for millions of citizens that aren’t fully vaccinated to deal with a surge in infections to record levels, Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said on Sunday. Europe has become the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic again, prompting some governments to consider re-imposing unpopular lockdowns. Roughly 65% of […]
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November 6, 2021 Mediterranean Observer

Malta Tourism Authority to host Virtual Training Events

The Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) will host a series of virtual events later this month to update travel agents and operators about the destination ahead of the peak selling season. Called Discover the Maltese Islands, the events will be held from November 22-25, from 9am-12pm. Those interested should register by November 17 to secure their […]
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November 6, 2021 Mediterranean Observer

Flights to Malta ‘back to pre-Covid levels’

Airline connectivity to Malta is back to its pre-Covid frequency, according to the country’s Tourism Minister. Speaking to Travel Weekly at WTM, Hon Clayton Bartolo said the country worked hard to ensure connectivity to the island remained before it reopened to international tourists in August. “Malta was the fifth least country affected within the EU […]
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November 6, 2021 Mediterranean Observer

Malta Business Bureau’s Energy Ecosystem Project Wins Climate Award

The Malta Business Bureau’s Energy Ecosystem won the Engager Award at the first edition of the Malta Climate Action Awards held last week. These awards aim to recognize and celebrate the actions taken by local businesses, public and private organisations, groups and individuals in the fight against climate change across the Maltese Islands. MBB’s bid […]
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