October 5, 2023

The Phoenicia Malta Recognized with Conde Nast Traveller’s 2023 Readers’ Choice Award

Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Phoenicia Malta recognized as one of the Top 3 Hotels in Central and Southern Europe.
August 9, 2023

Excellent Results for Q1: Optimism for Rest of 2023

The quarter 1 2023 MHRA survey carried out by Deloitte and supported by Bank of Valletta was indeed positive in many aspects as the results were similar to those achieved in 2019 which was the best ever year for the Maltese islands.
June 10, 2023

For an Island Destination Air Connectivity will remain the Determining Factor

2022 arrived with connectivity at its lowest level, and rightly so, as it was near to impossible for visitors to come to Malta satisfying all the COVID health requirements in force at the time - especially given that these requirements seemed to change by the day and by the countries from which the traveller originated. Airlines reacted by cutting down on connectivity and Malta was no exception.
December 23, 2022

Will Winter 2022-2023 build further on the Results achieved in Summer of ‘22?

What a difference 6 months can make! We started 2022 with COVID still raging all around us. And with the hospitality industry feeling the pressures of two years of the pandemic. 
November 23, 2022

A Good Recovery for Hospitality but Challenges Ahead

As expected in Q1, all categories of hotels in Malta and Gozo had a very difficult time when compared to the record year of 2019. The Pandemic restrictions were more or less still in full force and the appetite for travelers to get on a plane and visit another country was very subdued.
September 17, 2022

Picking the Brain of an Expert

HORECA speaks to Tony Zahra, President of the MHRA, about life after COVID in Malta. Taking a look at the biggest changes that the Hotel, Restaurant and Catering Industry adapted to and the ways of the future for Malta’s Tourism Industry.
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.
July 11, 2021

Reaction to Government’s Latest COVID Plans

    Added: 11 July, 2021 Reaction of the Malta Hotels & Restaurants Association (MHRA)   MHRA recognizes the spirit of new measure, but better notice was expected.     The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) consistently reiterates the need for a balanced approach towards safeguarding public health and keeping the economy operational. Prudence must be exercised on all fronts, all the times.   MHRA has been working closely with the decision makers namely the health and the tourism authorities to ensure that hotels and restaurants can reactivate their operations in a sustainable and safe manner during this summer […]
May 10, 2021

MHRA Express Relief for the Re-Opening of Restaurants

Added: 10 May 2021   The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) expresses relief for the re-opening today of restaurants, a cornerstone of the tourism sector and a critical facility for hotel operations.   MHRA Restaurants’ Council Representatives Isabella Debattista, Rosie Grech, Claudienne Harb and Richard Cleland state that, “Today is an important step towards kick starting the economy and protecting people’s livelihoods in this sector. Our businesses have suffered terribly and now deserve to succeed having been extremely responsible and patient during this difficult time.” The re-opening of restaurants is a major relief also for hotels which so far […]
April 24, 2021

MHRA calls for Hospitality Employees Vaccination

    Added: 25 April 2021 Re-open restaurants on Monday 26 April. Vaccinate all hospitality employees before 1 June.   The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) is urging the Government to reopen restaurants including restaurants in hotels that are not even permitted to serve breakfast, on Monday 26th April – same as non-essential shops.   Restaurants have been amongst the worst economic victims of the COVID-19 pandemic and after a very long tough year the MHRA is asking for the reopening of the restaurants on the 26 April and the tourism market on 1st June 2021.   The association […]