Tourism

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 […]
April 24, 2021

Tourism should be adequately recognized at EU level

    Added: 17 April 2021   Tourism should be adequately recognized at EU level – MEP Josianne Cutajar meets Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association.   MHRA President Tony Zahra, along with MHRA Council members, held an online meeting with Maltese MEP Josianne Cutajar, who is a member of EU Committee for Transport and Tourism (TRAN) and part of the Tourism Taskforce within the same committee.   At the beginning of the meeting, MEP Cutajar expressed her gratitude for this opportunity to meet the MHRA, who is the leading association representing the hotels and restaurants in Malta. She continued by […]
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. […]
May 19, 2021

Think Tank formed to make Malta a ‘Centre of Touristic Excellence’

Added: 18 May 2021   Acknowledging the importance of the UK market for the tourism sector, Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo has claimed the authorities are doing their utmost so that Malta makes the green list when the next review is made.   Speaking during the launch of a think tank to help make the island a “centre of touristic excellence”, Bartolo said the authorities are in contact with the British High Commission and the UK government to pass on all the necessary information and health indicators about the COVID-19 situation.   Asked how positive he is about the prospect of being […]