MHRA Urges Authorities to Uphold Valletta’s High-End Vision in Public Space Usage

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) urges the relevant authorities to exercise greater discretion when granting permissions for events and commercial activities in public spaces. While these activities may be legitimate, their chosen venues can sometimes clash with the overall image of the area. Valletta, the capital city of Malta, has been widely agreed […]

MHRA Acknowledges AirMalta’s Legacy and Welcomes the Dawn of KM Malta Airlines

As AirMalta bids farewell after 50 years of service, the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) pays homage to its profound impact on Malta’s tourism industry and broader economy. Since its inception, AirMalta has been a cornerstone of economic growth and social progress, facilitating vital connectivity for the island nation. Tony Zahra, President of MHRA, […]

January 24, 2024 Mediterranean Observer

Tableo Announces TESP Grant Funding from MSCT for its Restaurant AI Assistant Project

Get Hitched Inc Ltd, developers of Tableo, the award-winning restaurant reservations and management software, is proud to announce the receipt of a prestigious €35,000 grant dedicated to advancing the Tableo AI Assistant Project. The project is being financed by the Malta Council for Science & Technology, for and on behalf of the Foundation for Science […]

January 17, 2024 Mediterranean Observer

Seize the Summer with EURES 2024

Find a job in Tourism, Entertainment, Hospitality or Catering About this event Are you a young European willing to work in entertainment, dancing, acting, fitness, sports or leisure activities with children? Are you qualified or experienced in Tourism, Hospitality or Catering? Looking for some experience abroad? Do you want to spend your Summer in one […]

November 29, 2023 Mediterranean Observer

2023 Proposal to amend the Package Travel Directive

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 […]

November 10, 2023 Mediterranean Observer

MHRA, “Post Covid recovery remains stronger than originally predicted.”

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) organized the BOV-Deloitte Hotel performance survey Q3 – 2023. Michael Zarb, Policy, and Economics Advisory Leader at Deloitte Malta reported that based on an estimate for September figures that is derived from data supplied by Malta International Airport (MIA), tourist arrivals for the third quarter of 2023 are […]


MHRA, “Tourism remains the motor of the economy”.

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) refers to the budget presented by Minister of Finance, Clyde Caruana, as a resounding commitment from Government to support the resurgence and expansion of the Maltese economy in the face of ongoing global economic and geopolitical challenges. Specifically, MHRA acknowledges the wide-ranging social benefit schemes. In response to […]
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MHRA Press Release – Skills Card for Foreign Workers

Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) refers to the publication of the skills card required for Third Country National’s (TCN’s) to get a work permit to work in Malta. MHRA believes that it is important that those seeking work in Malta have the necessary skills before they arrive in Malta and MHRA are supportive of […]
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MHRA, “A New Airline – A New Start – let’s not repeat past mistakes”.

“Booking policies and procedures critical for successful transition to new Malta airline”. The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) refers to the transition to the new airline replacing Air Malta, set to fly on 31st March 2024, exactly 50 years less 1 day from the first flight of Air Malta on the 1st April 1974. […]
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MHRA “Connectivity remains key”.

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) refers to the launch of the new airline replacing Air Malta. MHRA President Tony Zahra asserts that, “MHRA has always been on the forefront to support initiatives to strengthen and improve our national airline – Air Malta. The story of the national airline can be best defined as […]
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Air Malta flight updates due to Italy National Strike Action

Due to national strike action affecting air travel across Italy on Friday 29th September, Air Malta has been forced to cancel flight KM624/625 Malta – Milan Linate – Malta, on Friday 29th September. Air Malta would also wish to advise its customers that the local timings for flights to Italy on Friday 29th September 2023 […]
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Eurobarometer I Digitalisation of travel documents and facilitation of travel

Today, the Commission has published the Special Eurobarometer on digitalisation of travel documents and facilitation of travel. The report explores EU citizens’ views and perceptions of travel policies, as well as the introduction and possible use of digital travel credentials. According to the survey, 68% of Europeans consider that digitalisation of travel documents is an […]
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