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December 22, 2021

The Impact of Unfounded Statements can be Massive on the Catering Industry – ACE

The Association of Catering Establishment (ACE) is concerned about the increase in COVID-19 positive cases yet is also concerned about the dangerous statements and comments by entities and individuals on social media and other media.
December 21, 2021

MTA Welcomes the Addition of new Route by British Airways

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) states that some of  the hospitality industry could suffer irreparable damage if wage subsidies that support thousands of workers and which are in place till end 2021 are stopped by Government, and are not extended till at least March 2022.
December 12, 2021

MHRA calls for Wage Supplement Extension

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) states that some of  the hospitality industry could suffer irreparable damage if wage subsidies that support thousands of workers and which are in place till end 2021 are stopped by Government, and are not extended till at least March 2022.
December 7, 2021

Noni wins Best Overall Restaurant in Malta

The Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants Awards Ceremony sponsored by the Malta Tourism Authority, Global Payments and Nestle (Malta) representing Buondi held its Annual Restaurant Awards Ceremony on Monday 6th December at The Grand Ballroom of the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Golden Sands
December 5, 2021

Malta Tourism Strategy Launched for the next Ten Years

  Added:  4 December, 2021   After 11 months of public consultation with all sectors involved in hospitality and tourism, the Malta Tourism Authority has launched the Malta Tourism Strategy until 2030.   With the theme of Recover.Rethink.Revitalise, this strategy will be divided into 22 more targeted strategies which, through a long-term plan, will achieve 125 goals. These objectives should be reflected in 145 actions for Maltese tourism to recover and be sustainable.  This strategy will be based on the principles of quality, sustainability, tourism experience, connectivity efficiency, housing development management, human resource challenges, branding, digitization, and significantly, the inclusion […]
November 10, 2021

Increase of 44.3% in Tourism Expenditure between Jan – Sept 2021

Added: 10 November 2021   Total inbound visitors for September 2021 were estimated at 159,304, while total nights spent amounted to 1,255,908.   Inbound Tourism: September 2021 During the month under review, a total of 149,760 inbound tourists visited Malta for holiday purposes, followed by 6,307 tourists for business purposes. The largest share of inbound tourists were aged between 25-44 (44.2 per cent), closely followed by the age bracket 45-64 (27.8 per cent) (Table 1). French and Italian residents comprised 19.6 per cent of total inbound tourists (Table 5).   The largest share of guest nights (80.3 per cent) was […]
November 9, 2021

Maritim Hotel completes Eur6.5 Million Expansion Project

  Added:  9 November, 2021   The Maritim hotel in Mellieħa has invested € 6.5 million in a project which includes the construction of fifty-nine new rooms in addition to the existing hotel as well as the renovation of the building attached to the same hotel with three other new rooms – all incorporated within the Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa.   These details were announced at a news conference by the Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection Clayton Bartolo, in the presence of the Director of the Maritim hotel, Adrian Buttigieg.   The minister pointed out that this investment […]
November 8, 2021

VisitMalta Participates in the 2021 Edition of World Travel Market

  Added:  8 November, 2021   After an absence of a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, VisitMalta participated in the 2021 Edition of the World Travel Market, which was held last week in London.   WTM has long been known as the meeting place for the global travel trade, and home to the ideas and connections that shape travel. But in 2021, its role in connecting, directing and inspiring travel businesses matters like never before. Because this year, WTM London has provided the moment when the industry could, in fact, take off again.   With over 1,000 exhibitors this […]
November 8, 2021

Spanish Goats’ Cheese comes out on top at 2021 World Cheese Awards

Quesos y Besos collect the Supreme Champion trophy at the 2021 World Cheese Awards   Added:  8 November, 2021   The World Cheese Awards returned with a bang in the Spanish city of Oviedo, as a soft goats’ cheese from the host nation claimed the title of best cheese on the planet.   Olavidia, which features a distinctive layer of olive stone ash and is made by Andalucían producer Quesos y Besos, was literally the final cheese to be judged at the event, held at the Asturias Paraíso Natural International Cheese Festival.   The cheese’s triumph was a fitting finale for the […]
November 7, 2021

Winners announced in The Definitive(ly) Good Guide Restaurant Survey 2021

  Added:  5 November, 2021   This year has been an Annus Horribilis for the catering industry as the pandemic has shut down restaurants and forced many into closure. But the passion for eating out among our foodie community remains undimmed with more than 2,020 votes cast during the month of September by those looking to celebrate the very best of the industry.   The Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants in Malta & Gozo annual restaurant survey supported by the MTA, Global Payments and Nestle was conducted last month and asked regular diners out to rate their favourite restaurants that […]