Malta celebrates another huge rise in tourist numbers

There’s been another rise in the number of holidaymakers coming to Malta. New figures show tourist arrivals in November numbered 191,698 – an impressive increase of 8.3 per cent when compared to the same month in 2018. The National Statistics Office in Valletta said 40 per cent of tourists to Malta were aged between 25 […]

Malta Airport celebrates record passenger numbers in 2019

Malta Airport has recorded its busiest year ever after more than 7.3 million passengers travelled through its doors in 2019. The airport in Gudja significantly added to its growing destination list with the launch of a number of new Ryanair, Wizz Air, Easyjet and Air Malta services to Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Bosses […]

More holidaymakers visiting Malta than ever before

Malta is on course for a record-breaking year for tourism, according to new figures. The number of visitors who came to Malta in October rose by 6 per cent while tourist spending increased by more than 7 per cent to €231.1 million. A spokesman for the Office for National Statistics in Valletta said: ‘Tourism arrivals […]

Two rescued turtles released off the Maltese coast

Two more turtles have been released off the Maltese coast. The creatures, named Jane and Angelique by Nature Trust Malta, were returned to the wild on the beach at Gnejna Bay after months in rehab. They were both found entangled in marine debris by fishermen but recovered from their ordeal thanks to the kindness and […]

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 ‘one of the sunniest places in Europe’ last month

Malta was one of the sunniest places in Europe last month, according to new figures. They showed the Maltese Islands enjoyed 331 hours of sunshine in August – 20 hours more than during the same month in 2018. Weather experts said August was also slightly warmer than usual this year but wasn’t a record breaker. […]

Malta tops Ryanair’s list of top summer hotspots

If you want guaranteed sunshine this summer – head to Malta. That’s the advice from Ryanair as it reveals its hottest destinations for 2019. Malta topped the budget airline’s list of hotspots where British tourists can enjoy ‘a proper summer’. In its latest online travel guide, Ryanair says about the Maltese: ‘They may speak English […]

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 […]

Malta tops Ryanair’s list of top summer hotspots

If you want guaranteed sunshine this summer – head to Malta. That’s the advice from Ryanair as it reveals its hottest destinations for 2019. Malta topped the budget airline’s list of hotspots where British tourists can enjoy ‘a proper summer’. In its latest online travel guide, Ryanair says about the Maltese: ‘They may speak English […]

Qatar Airways to start daily Malta to Doha flights

Qatar Airways has confirmed it will start direct flights between Malta and Doha. The new service will launch on June 4. The airline said it planned to operate daily flights throughout the summer, with four flights a week in the winter months. The new route from Malta International Airport will be served by an A320 […]

Qatar Airways to start daily Malta to Doha flights

Qatar Airways has confirmed it will start direct flights between Malta and Doha. The new service will launch on June 4. The airline said it planned to operate daily flights throughout the summer, with four flights a week in the winter months. The new route from Malta International Airport will be served by an A320 […]

UK to be hotter than Malta over Easter weekend

Malta will be colder and cloudier than much of Britain this Easter. Forecasters predicted most of the UK will be hotter than the Maltese Islands over the holiday weekend,with temperatures exceeding 20°C. London could see temperatures of up to 23°C. That compares to only 18°C in Luqa with strong winds and cloudy skies on Saturday […]

Malta tops Ryanair’s list of top summer hotspots

If you want guaranteed sunshine this summer – head to Malta. That’s the advice from Ryanair as it reveals its hottest destinations for 2019. Malta topped the budget airline’s list of hotspots where British tourists can enjoy ‘a proper summer’. In its latest online travel guide, Ryanair says about the Maltese: ‘They may speak English […]