January 27, 2023 Mediterranean Observer

Consumer protection: Google commits to give consumers clearer and more accurate information to comply with EU rules

Following a dialogue with Consumer Protection Cooperation Network (CPC) which includes EU Member States authorities responsible for consumer law, Google agreed to introduce certain changes in Google Store, Google Play Store, Google Hotels and Google Flights in order to ensure compliance with EU consumer law. The action was coordinated by the European Commission. Have you […]

January 14, 2023 Mediterranean Observer

The changing face of Spinalonga, ‘island of the living dead’

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 […]

January 14, 2023 Mediterranean Observer

Staff shortages in Cyprus tourism in 2022

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 […]

January 14, 2023 Mediterranean Observer

The ‘ups and downs’ of living in Türkiye’s holiday town in winter

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 […]

January 13, 2023 Mediterranean Observer

“Parcours, chemins et Sentiers”…or the incredible life journey of Tijani Haddad

Let’s imagine that extraterrestrials landing in Tunisia, come to ask us to introduce them to the most representative of Tunisians today. For me it would be without hesitation: Tijani Haddad! He is intelligent, gifted, skilful, enterprising, persevering, laughing, generous, bon vivant, faithful in friendship, fundamentally local and resolutely universal, patriotic but never chauvinistic, successful entrepreneur […]

January 9, 2023 Mediterranean Observer

Malta | David Xuereb appointed MCESD chairperson

Perit David Xuereb has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Maltese Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD), following consultation with social partners. The news was announced by the Parliamentary Secretariat for Social Dialogue on Monday. Xuereb previously served as President of the Chamber of Commerce and has worked on major projects in Malta […]


Malta | Government and business partners in joint collaboration promoting energy efficiency

The Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise, together with Malta’s business partners, launched an information campaign promoting energy efficiency for businesses in Malta and Gozo. The campaign, ‘Be Efficient. Save Energy!’ will provide guidance on how different economic sectors can reduce energy consumption in their operations.  With the participation of nine associations representing the […]
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Global Luxury Tourism To Reach 1.5 Billion by 2028

Experts anticipate the value of the global luxury travel market will reach $1.5 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 6.3% between 2018 and 2028. There is a correlation between luxury travel and unique, one-of-a-kind experiences and bespoke service. Increasing spending by well-off visitors motivated by a desire to see uncharted territory and engage […]
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Mediterranean Diet Ranked Best In 2023; Know All Health Benefits

In recent years, the Mediterranean diet has dominated the rankings for being full of good nutrition, easy to follow and having a colourful palette. There are a few diets that promote a healthy lifestyle, and the one that is widely acclaimed for its health benefits is the Mediterranean diet. According to the US News & […]
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Türkiye hosts over 1 million cruise passengers in 2022

The number of cruise passengers arriving in Türkiye exceeded the 1 million mark in 2022, a senior official said Thursday, marking the crucial industry’s complete rebound from the fallout of the pandemic. Some 991 cruise ships docked at Turkish ports throughout last year, increasing more than 12 times compared to just 78 that arrived in […]
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‘Cholera may spread further in Syria if border crossing closed’

Aid workers in Syria fear a further spread of cholera if the last border crossing into the war-torn country is closed, which will result in the halting of aid deliveries from Türkiye for civilians. The area’s 4 million people live in dire conditions and rely heavily on the food and medicine that has been brought […]
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Tunisia | This Lesser Known Mediterranean Destination Is Rising In Popularity For 2023

With its year-round warm weather, ample selection of monumental sights, paradisaical beaches, and rich culture, it should come as no surprise Tunisia’s popularity is rising dramatically in the post-pandemic scene. In fact, recent data show it is officially one of the most sought-after Mediterranean destinations for 2023. Often overlooked in a region where Italy, Spain, […]
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