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March 30, 2021

Launch of Malta’s Tourism Recovery Plan

    The Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection Clayton Bartolo has launched Malta’s Tourism Recovery Plan through which a number of action points will be put in place in the coming weeks and months as Malta starts preparing for the gradual opening of the tourism sector from the beginning of June.   The tourism recovery plan for the local industry involves a funding injection of around € 20 million to help recuperate “the sector hit most by the Covid-19 pandemic” and help those struggling in the tourism industry.   Minister Bartolo announced a number of schemes will be launched […]
April 2, 2021

Reaction to Government’s Tourism Recovery Plan

  Reaction of the Malta Hotels & Restaurants Association (MHRA)   The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) is satisfied with the ‘Tourism Recovery Plan’ as announced by the Hon Clayton Bartolo, Minister of Tourism and Consumer Protection following extensive consultation with our members.   MHRA President Tony Zahra states that, “This has been a catastrophic year for everyone in our industry, but we do believe that tourism can, and will, recover from this pandemic. Recent news about the results being marked from restrictive public measures and efforts to inoculate Malta’s population to control the spread of COVID-19 cases is […]
April 5, 2021

WTTC reveals US$4.5 trillion in lost revenue in 2020 in Travel & Tourism sectors due to COVID-19

  WTTC reveals global Travel & Tourism sector suffered a loss of almost US$4.5 trillion in 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19   Released: 25 March 2021   Travel & Tourism sector’s contribution to GDP plunged a staggering 49.1% in 2020 Job retention schemes look to have saved millions of jobs – but the threat remains Swift action could see lost jobs and GDP contribution return by 2022    The World Travel & Tourism Council’s annual Economic Impact Report (EIR) today reveals the full devastating impact of COVID-19 had on the global Travel & Tourism sector last year, which […]
April 6, 2021

Medical Association calls for Tourism safety precautions

    Added: 6 April 2021   The Medical Association of Malta (MAM) has today issued a statement saying the current practice of “free for all” boarding on commercial flights with random swabbing on arrival is insufficient and presents significant risks as positive individuals not only can board the aircraft without a test, but may spread the virus to other passengers at airports and especially on board the aircraft.   The current practice of “board now – check later” presents very significant risk to public health and tourism once the number of flights increases, the association said.   Prior swab […]