The Hon Julia Farrugia Portelli had barely settled in her new role as Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection when she was faced with dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. In an exclusive interview with Horeca Magazine, the Hon Minister shares her experience in the first few months in her new role and the challenges the local tourism industry is currently facing.
Founded in 1952 by a young pharmacist by the name of Wilfred Gatt, Vivian was named in honour of the founder’s late brother who passed away at a young age. Today, Vivian is an extended family of over 100 people.
Set up to stimulate greater interest and enhance higher standards in the culinary sector, the aim of the Malta Chefs Society is and to bring together chefs and other professionals, working, studying, or otherwise active in the catering industry, with the purpose of helping them further their knowledge and skills, and, directly contribute towards the improvement in the quality and standards of the tourism industry in Malta and Gozo.
The Valletta Cruise Port is one of Malta’s most picturesque areas with nineteen historic warehouses dating back to the 18th Century to the late Baroque period. Grandmaster Pinto saw the potential of this area and further developed it into an area where connections can be made a lot easier for trade. The area later saw the construction of the first Power Station, that serviced the island and ultimately pushed the area to become a prime spot.