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April 28, 2021

Cruise Passengers: Official figures for Q1/2021

Added: 28 April 2021 Total cruise passenger traffic during the first quarter of 2021 amounted to 7,966 passengers, a decrease of 80.2 per cent over the corresponding period in 2020. During the first quarter of 2021, there were 9 cruise liner calls in Malta, the same number as in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Transit passengers accounted for the absolute majority of total traffic, reaching 7,963 passengers. On average, every vessel that berthed in Malta carried 885 passengers, 3,579 less than the previous year (Table 1). EU nationals comprised the largest share of total cruise passengers during the […]
April 25, 2021

Limited reopening of Restaurants and Bars on May 10

Added: 25 April 2021 Restaurants and snack bars will reopen on Monday 10th May, with a restricted opening time of up to 5pm. After this time, only take-away or delivery orders can be handled. This was announced by Prime Minister Robert Abela said at a press conference today Sunday 25th April.  In another exercise to boost the economy, Government will also be issuing a second batch of consumer vouchers in the coming weeks.   See full press conference here: https://www.facebook.com/MaltaGov/videos/170298561629290   Reaction from the Association of Catering Establishments (ACE):   ACE welcomes first step to full opening and issuance of […]
April 24, 2021

GBTA poll finds positive momentum for Business Travel

  Nine percent of poll respondents say their company already has resumed nonessential business travel. Source: hotelmanagement.net; Photo credit: andresr/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images   Added: 26 April 2021 The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has issued the findings from its 18th COVID-19 poll assessing the impact of the pandemic and the road to recovery for the business travel industry.   Nearly a quarter of poll respondents report that their company has resumed nonessential business travel, or that the company has in place a plan to resume travel. This latest poll shows multiple positive signs for business travel recovery, including an […]
April 24, 2021

MHRA calls for Hospitality Employees Vaccination

    Added: 25 April 2021 Re-open restaurants on Monday 26 April. Vaccinate all hospitality employees before 1 June.   The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) is urging the Government to reopen restaurants including restaurants in hotels that are not even permitted to serve breakfast, on Monday 26th April – same as non-essential shops.   Restaurants have been amongst the worst economic victims of the COVID-19 pandemic and after a very long tough year the MHRA is asking for the reopening of the restaurants on the 26 April and the tourism market on 1st June 2021.   The association […]