Valletta ‘one of the best-value city breaks’ in Europe

Valletta has been ranked as one of the best-value city breaks in Europe. Malta’s capital city was found to be significantly less expensive than the likes of Edinburgh, Paris, Berlin, Rome and Barcelona. Post Office Travel Money surveyed the price of 12 typical items across 36 European cities. The list included the cost of things […]

Furious tourist brands Malta’s stormy weather ‘a disgrace’

You may have had to moan about room service or the cleanliness of the hotel swimming pool on holiday but what about the weather? One upset holidaymaker has done just that after she complained that Malta’s stormy weather this weekend was ‘a disgrace’. Janet Wilson, who is on holiday in Malta from the UK, went […]

Holiday horror as tornadoes, floods and hail hit Spain

Tornadoes, hailstorms and flash floods have hit parts of Spain causing damage to power lines and travel chaos. Heavy rain and hail turned parts of Madrid into cascading rivers while tornadoes ripped through a town near Malaga. Flash floods and mudslides caused the closure of one of Madrid’s train lines, cutting off the Arganda del […]

Why you should always look on the bright side of life

Looking on the bright side of life can help you live up to 15 years longer, according to a new study. Researchers found that people who enjoy simple pleasures, have a sunny disposition and a positive outlook on life are much less likely to have heart attacks and strokes. Optimists are also 70% more likely […]

Crete hit by third earthquake in two weeks

Crete has been hit by a third earthquake in two weeks. Scientists said a 5.2-magnitude tremor rocked the Mediterranean holiday island on Monday morning. The quake struck about 64 km north of the island with the tremors also felt on Santorini. Crete lies around 930 km east of Malta. The earthquake came a fortnight after […]

Italian Olympic swimming hero rescues drowning man

An Italian Olympic swimmer has been hailed a hero after he rescued a drowning man off the coast of Sardinia. Filippo Magnini, 37, was relaxing with his girlfriend when he heard cries for help and launched into action. The former world champion swimmer stepped in to save Andrea Benedetto, who had reportedly been floating on […]

Rome bans tourists from going topless and eating messy food

Rome is cracking down on bad tourist behaviour. The Italian capital city has come up with a series of new rules that cover everything from eating in public to paddling in water fountains. Men have been banned from going topless in public and the practice of attaching ‘love padlocks’ to bridges is also a no-no, […]

Malta music festival ranked among the world’s best

It started out just five years ago. But now one of Malta’s most pumping music events has been ranked among the world’s must-see festivals in 2019. The Lost & Found Festival will celebrate its fifth anniversary in May, headed by BBC Radio One’s Annie Mac and featuring four days, four nights, eight stages and more […]

Malta ranked one of the world’s happiest nations

Malta has been revealed as one of the happiest places in the world. Malta came 22nd in the latest World Happiness Report, ahead of France, Spain, Italy and Brazil. The list ranks 156 countries based on factors including life expectancy, social support, corruption levels and health. Finland was number one after overtaking Norway which was champion […]

Malta ‘among top Christmas holiday spots’ for Brits

British holidaymakers have named Malta as of one of their favourite winter sun destinations for Christmas. Malta, which boasts average temperatures of 19°C in December, was ranked ahead of Cyprus, Egypt and Morocco. Manchester-based discount travel website On the Beach analysed booking data from its recent customers. It showed that the Canary Islands was the most popular destination for British […]

More tourists than ever visit Malta this summer

Malta has smashed another tourism record. This summer was the busiest ever, according to passenger figures released by Malta’s airport. It said tourist numbers soared by more than 12 percent over the summer months. Bosses revealed they hope to welcome a record 6.8 million passengers to the Gudja terminal by the end of the year. Airport […]

When is the next public holiday in Malta and Gozo?

You can’t quite beat a three-day weekend in Malta and Gozo. And yes, we might be getting ahead of ourselves after the recent Independence Day long weekend but we bet you’re already wondering when the next day off is. And there aren’t many left in 2018. As it happens, the next public holiday isn’t until […]

Azure Window named Malta’s biggest Instagram event

The collapse of the Azure Window has officially become the biggest social media event in Maltese history. Instagram revealed more than 10,000 pictures of the Dwejra landmark were uploaded on the photo-sharing website on the day it crashed into the sea. Images of the Azure Window dominated the hashtags #malta and #gozo on the social […]

Malta Tourism Authority opens new office in Mriehel

The Malta Tourism Authority has opened a new office at Business First in Mriehel. Business First is a one-stop-shop for a number of agencies, including the Department of Health, Identity Malta, Malta Enterprise, the Inland Revenue, the Planning Authority, and JobsPlus. Malta Tourism Authority executive chairman Dr Gavin Gulia said: ‘Having a number of government services […]

Gozo is named the best diving spot in the Med

Gozo’s former Azure Window has been reborn as the hottest dive site in the Mediterranean. Diving enthusiasts claim the collapse of the iconic arch ‘is one of the best things to have happened to Gozo’. Since it crashed into the sea 18 months ago, thousands of divers have explored the cracked chunks of rock. Stunning […]

Qatar Airways to start flying direct to Malta

Qatar Airways is to launch direct flights to and from Malta. The award-winning airline said services would start in the first quarter of 2019. It has also agreed to train 20 cadet pilots in Malta, following talks with Maltese tourism minister Konrad Mizzi. The cadets will build up their hours flying Airbus A320s with experienced […]