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April 30, 2021

Are Hotels Prepared for the Return of Meetings & Conferences?

Added: 30 April 2021 Meetings and conferences generate big business for hotels. The pandemic made a big mess of that. On the rebound, hoteliers are eager to see that demand segment return. The arrival of COVID-19 vaccines – coupled with a societal eagerness to get out of the house – has led to a relatively robust bounce in leisure travel, which helped underpin a listless hospitality business. Add Zoom fatigue of workers to the list of travel motivators and the return of medium-sized and large-scale gatherings do not seem to be too far behind. That’s good news for hotels, as […]
April 30, 2021

Air Malta Launches its Summer 2021 Flight Schedule

Added: 30 April 2021 Air Malta Launches its Summer 2021 Flight Schedule • 20destinations • Over 3,000 flights • 580,000 seats NOW on sale Air Malta has today launched its summer flight schedule with a planned operation to 20 cities. During the six–month program (covering May till October 2021), the Airline is committed to operate 3,012 flights and will offer for sale over half a million seats. Commenting on this plan, Air Malta’s Chief Commercial Officer Roy Kinnear stated, “This schedule delivers a strong message of commitment by the Airline towards the local and international tourism industry. The schedule focuses […]
May 6, 2021

Malta International Airport holds its 29th Annual General Meeting

Added: 5 May 2021   A decade of solid results equipped Malta Airport with resilience to withstand the shocks of the crisis; 2021 off to a slow start with year-to-date traffic totalling 137,887 passenger movements; Strategic investments & restoring the island’s connectivity will be prioritised as the company focuses on its recovery   Malta International Airport today held its twenty-ninth Annual General Meeting remotely, during which the company’s performance for the year ended 31 December 2020 as well as year-to-date traffic results were presented.   In his opening address, Malta International Airport Chairman Mr Nikolaus Gretzmacher said that while nothing […]
May 6, 2021

Inbound Tourism Down by 86% in March 2021

Added: 6 May 2021   Total inbound visitors for March 2021 were estimated at 10,291, a decrease of 86.3 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2020.   During the month under review, a total of 6,538 inbound tourists visited Malta for holiday purposes, followed by 2,705 tourists for business purposes. Most inbound tourists were aged between 25 and 44 years (48.9 per cent), followed by those within the 45-64 age bracket (27.0 per cent). A general increase in the average length of stay was recorded (Table 1).   Total nights spent went down by 65.2 per cent […]