Record number of tourists visiting Malta and Gozo

A record number of holidaymakers visited the Maltese Islands in 2019, according to new figures. More than 2.8 million tourists came to Malta last year, an increase of nearly 6 percent on 2018. The figures were published by the Office for National Statistics in Valletta on Wednesday. It said total nights spent by tourists went […]

Record number of cruise ship passengers visit Malta

Malta’s booming cruise liner industry has sailed to a new record. The number of sea-borne holidaymakers arriving in Valletta’s Grand Harbour soared by 21 per cent last year, according to figures published on Tueasday. The Office for National Statistics said a total of 765,696 cruise passengers came to Malta in 2019. Most were aged between […]

Malta braced for record number of tourists in 2019

Malta is on course for a record-breaking year for tourism. The number of visitors coming to Malta increased in September to 287,461. That’s a rise of around 3 per cent. The National Statistics Office in Valletta said tourist arrivals from the EU went up by 5.6 per cent when compared to the same month last […]

Outrage as paint is spilled over historic Valletta bastion

Police have launched an investigation after a long streak of white paint was splashed over one of Valletta’s historic bastions. The stain, which begins near the top of the bastion and trails all the way down to the ground, was discovered between the Siege Bell Monument and Fort St Elmo on Mediterranean Street. The city’s […]

Malta welcomes record number of tourists in July

Malta’s tourism industry is on course for a record-breaking 2019, according to new figures. The island welcomed a record number of tourists in July. Visitor numbers were up by 5.4 per cent during the month, with arrivals from non-EU countries up nearly 10 per cent. In total, an impressive 305,588 tourists visited the Maltese Islands […]

Rescue flights head to Malta as Thomas Cook goes bust

  Hundreds of British tourists have been left stranded in Malta following the collapse of Thomas Cook. The world’s oldest and most famous travel operator officially went bust at 2am on Monday morning. Around 600 Thomas Cook holidaymakers staying in Maltese hotels in St Julian’s, Sliema, Qawra, Bugibba, Xemxija, Mellieha and Gozo have been left […]

Malta’s airport enjoys its busiest July ever

Malta’s airport has celebrated a record-breaking July. Almost 800,000 passengers took off or landed at Luqa last month, that’s up nearly 6 per cent on the same time last year. On average around 25,700 people – the equivalent of the population of Malta’s largest town, St Paul’s Bay – used the airport on a daily […]

Malta welcomes record tourist numbers in June

Malta welcomed a record number of holidaymakers in June, according to new figures published on Tuesday. The number of visitors arriving in Malta in June stood at 280,522, an increase of 5.5 per cent on the same month last year. National Statistics Office – Malta in Valletta said tourists from non-EU countries went up by […]

Malta named one of the best value holiday spots of 2019

Malta has been named one of the best value destinations for a beach holiday this summer. Malta ranked in eighth position in the value league ahead of Majorca, Corfu, Nice, Lisbon, Ibiza and Sorrento. Sunny Beach in Bulgaria topped the list for 2019, with the Algarve in Portugal following close behind. Post Office UK released […]