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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 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 28, 2021

Tourism License Fees Waived for 2021

Added: 28 April 2021 Around 10,000 operators in the tourism industry will not have to pay licenses and fees due to the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) in 2021, Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo said in a press conference today. The Minister said the scheme is one of a number of measures introduced by the government to support the industry as the country prepares to open its doors to tourists again from 1 June. Bartolo said that the 10,000 or so operators and businesses in the tourism industry will be saving €4 million that would have otherwise been due to the MTA. […]
April 28, 2021

Comfort and Sustainability. The Hotel of Tomorrow is Already Here.

Added: 29 April 2021 The new formats focus on the environment and digitisation, but without forgetting new types of rooms and larger common areas.   Comfort, multi-functionality and a green approach. These are the keywords of tomorrow’s hotellerie, as perceived by Nicola De Pellegrini, architect and designer with a focus on the hotel sector. “In the past few years, the question for the sector has always been how to acquire younger consumers and how to ride the new trends,” he said in an interview with Il Sole Ore Sole 24 Ore. He stressed that the new generations are much more […]