Malta hosts some of the world’s hottest male models

Malta is playing host to some of the world’s hottest men this week. More than 40 contestants from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas have gathered on our island for the Mr Tourism World 2020 contest. Wayne Cassar will represent Malta in the fourth annual edition of the international competition, which will takes place at […]

The number of Airbnbs in Malta and Gozo soars to new high

If you list your Maltese property on Airbnb, you could earn as much as €2,400 a month. New research has found the number of Airbnbs in Malta and Gozo has rocketed with more than 8,760 properties now listed on the booking website. Around 5,530 are whole dwellings, 2,900 are private rooms, and 320 are shared […]

Malta’s airport experiences its busiest September ever

Malta Airport has enjoyed a record breaking September. More than 762,360 people passed through the terminal in Gudja last month, an increase of 7.8 per cent over the same time last year. An airport spokeswoman said: ‘September was off to a busy start at Malta International Airport, registering just over 28,800 passenger movements on the […]

Air Malta offers to help stranded Thomas Cook tourists

Air Malta has offered to help holidaymakers left stranded in Malta following the collapse of Thomas Cook. The island’s national airline said it had created a special ‘rescue fare’ for then travel giant’s customers. A spokesman said: ‘Air Malta has issued a rescue fare of €50 available on its flights to Amsterdam, Brussels, Birmingham, Heathrow, […]

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 […]

Tragedy as scuba diver dies at Gozo beauty spot

A scuba diver has died after getting into difficulties at a popular diving spot off Gozo. The 56-year-old Swiss man was diving at Dwejra on Wednesday morning when he got into difficulties. Police said the man lived in Marsalforn and was diving with two friends when he found himself in trouble. Emergency services were called […]

Horror as teenager ‘nearly drowns’ at Malta’s Balluta Bay

A tourist is recovering in hospital after he ‘nearly drowned’ at one of Malta’s most popular bathing spots. The Brazilian teenager was hauled from the sea after getting into difficulty with swimming at Balluta Bay in St Julian’s. Two other bathers were forced to rescue the 19-year-old man after spotting him in distress in the […]

The Malta Airshow could return next year

There are fresh hopes that the Malta Airshow will make a roaring return next year. The Malta Aviation Society, which organised the event for 25 years, said it is in ‘advanced talks’ with the Ministry of Tourism about the 2020 event. The organisation’s Facebook followers were urged to ‘watch this space’. The last air show took […]

Swimmers rescue ‘drowning’ tourist off Maltese coast

A tourist has been rushed to hospital after getting into difficulties in the sea off Malta. The French holidaymaker, 83, was trying to cool off from the 32°C heat when she was spotted in distress at a bay near Cirkewwa. She was rescued by fellow swimmers who called the emergency services. Police told 89.7 Bay they […]

The 50 best places to swim in Malta this summer

Summer is here and that means it’s time to head to the beach. Malta has beaches for everyone, from windsurfers to sunbathers. Choose from golden sand, red sand, rocks, blue lagoons and even inland seas. Some beaches and rocky shores are off the beaten track, but worth seeking out for their seclusion. Don’t miss a […]

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 […]

Valletta gets a massive €250,000 spring clean

Malta’s capital city has been given a massive spring clean. More than €250,000 has been spent to keep Valletta looking its best. New street bins and ashtrays have been installed across the capital, once famously described by Scottish author Sir Walter Scott as ‘a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen’. Malta’s Cleansing Department also bought […]

Valletta gets a massive €250,000 spring clean

Malta’s capital city has been given a massive spring clean. More than €250,000 has been spent to keep Valletta looking its best. New street bins and ashtrays have been installed across the capital, once famously described by Scottish author Sir Walter Scott as ‘a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen’. Malta’s Cleansing Department also bought […]

Craig David ‘looking forward’ to Gozo Alive festival

Craig David has revealed he is ‘looking forward’ to performing at this year’s Gozo Alive. The singer will headline the festival in Victoria on Saturday 4 May before flying to Ibiza for a series of gigs on the Spanish party island. Craig is best-known for massive 89.7 Bay anthems such Seven Days, Fill Me In […]

Malta’s Balluta Bay ‘to get a new beach every year’

Malta’s Balluta Bay will have a new beach every summer. The island’s tourism minister announced the decision, despite all of the sand being swept away by the stormy sea after just seven months. Konrad Mizzi told the Times of Malta the €80,000 cost of the sandy beach was ‘worth it’ because so many people visited […]

SpongeBob SquarePants moves to Malta for a world first

The world’s first Nickelodeon Treasure Hunt is about to start in Malta. The unique event kicks off on Saturday and runs till next Wednesday. SpongeBob SquarePants, who usually lives in a pineapple under the sea, has moved to Valletta for the next four days, in between Parliament and the former Royal Opera House. What’s going on? The […]