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 […]

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 breaks records on the hottest June since 1923

Last month was the hottest June recorded in Malta since 1923, according to weather experts. Sizzling temperatures soared to 37.8°C during the first heatwave of summer, making June 9 the hottest day of the month. The Met Office in Luqa said last month was also among the driest on record, with no rain measured. Malta […]

Malta’s airport breaks another passenger record

Malta’s airport welcomed a record 3.2 million passengers in the first half of 2019, according to new figures. Bosses announced the results on Tuesday, which reveal an increase in passenger traffic of nearly 6 per cent compared to the same time last year. Airport chief executive Alan Borg said he expected to welcome around 7.2 […]

Malta is set to sizzle on hottest day of the year

Malta is set to sizzle in 31°C heat on what has been predicted as the hottest day of the year so far. Scorching temperatures are set to blanket the Maltese Islands this week, according to weather forecasters, with thousands of tourists and families expected to hit Malta’s beaches. The Met Office in Luqa said thermometers […]

Malta’s spectacular Umbrella Street returns for 2019

Hundreds of umbrellas have been suspended in the air as one of Malta’s most historic towns brings back its popular ‘Umbrella Street’ spectacle for a second year. The magical installation in the heart of Zabbar includes more than a thousand umbrellas. They were put up on Tuesday night by a team of dedicated volunteers. Zabbar’s […]

Malta on course for record tourism year

It looks like 2019 will be another record year for tourism in Malta and Gozo. New figures show passenger numbers at Malta’s airport soared to a new high in April as thousands of families from Britain, France, Italy and Germany headed to the Maltese Islands for Easter. A total of 653,100 people passed through the […]

More tourists visit Malta – and they’re staying longer

There’s more good news for the Maltese economy. The number of holidaymakers visiting Malta continues to rise – and they’re spending longer on the island too. New figures show the number of tourist arrivals in March went up by 3.5% to reach 172,971 when compared to the same month in 2018. The National Statistics Office […]