One week after the reopening of Malta International Airport, the Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection Julia Farrugia Portelli, visited the new rooms and the embellishment works which were carried out at InterContinental Malta, and Holiday Inn Express during the COVID-19 pandemic so that the tourists who have resumed visiting our country can have a better experience, of higher quality.
Eden Leisure Group expressed its satisfaction with the arrival of 20,000 passengers in Malta in the very first week since the reopening of Malta International Airport and was enthusiastic that although the hotels have recently opened, tourists and Maltese started responding positively and in fact, confirmed that Malta will have a summer season.
This is after there were over 220 flights to and from Malta as well as 11 catamaran trips. In addition to the fact that domestic tourism has been and continues to ever popular, Eden Leisure Group is looking forward to welcoming more tourists in the future, particularly from next week when MIA continues to open to more destinations.
During this visit, Minister Farrugia Portelli praised all the work done by these hotels during the pandemic because good quality is always of importance to the tourist. The minister also met a number of tourists and families from countries such as Austria, Denmark, Italy, Ireland and the Czech Republic. Some of these tourists were visiting Malta for the first time, including a couple who recently chose Malta as their honeymoon destination, while others have even come to Malta for the fifth and even the 11th time. All of them had words of praise for Malta and how important it was for them to travel to a safe destination. Minister Farrugia Portelli said that although the international situation is still very unpredictable, these numbers are encouraging, even with the number of bookings already confirmed not only in these hotels but in others across the Maltese Islands.