Now it’s even easier to fly to Malta with nine new routes

It’s never been easier to fly to and from Malta. The island’s connections to the rest of Europe and beyond have been given a massive boost with nine new routes starting this week. Four of the new routes will serve Malta’s two largest markets, Britain and Italy. Ryanair has started operating direct flights between Malta […]

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 […]

12 stunning Malta gems you’ve probably never heard of

Malta has its fair share of huge tourist attractions and places to go. But if you dig a little deeper, the island also has some less well known attractions that are well worth a visit. Here’s our guide to going off the beaten track, thanks to one of Malta’s most talented landscape photographers James Scicluna. […]

Malta wins two awards at annual ‘tourism Oscars’

Malta has another reason to celebrate. The island has won two top awards at the annual ‘Oscars of the tourism industry’ held in Germany. Malta was named the best LGBT destination, while Valletta won the Best City Break award. A spokesman for the Malta Tourism Authority said it was ‘extremely proud’ that Malta had scooped […]

Malta Public Transport launches extra night buses

Now it’s even easier to party the night away and then get home safe and sound. Extra night bus services have been launched, with four new routes introduced from Malta’s main clubbing and nightlife mecca in St Julian’s. Malta Public Transport said a number of existing night routes were also revamped to serve more passengers. […]

6 unmissable things to do in Malta in February

February is finally here. It’s a busy month ahead in Malta with the most colourful event of the year, great new films to see and the Malta Marathon. Here’s our guide to this month’s best things to see and do in Malta and Gozo this February.   The Feast of St Paul’s Shipwreck The feast is […]

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 facts in figures: The Maltese Islands by numbers

Malta boasts a wealth of culture and history. That’s why it’s become so popular with holidaymakers, with more than 3.4 million people flocking to the Maltese Islands in 2018 alone. If you’d like to learn a little more about Malta, Gozo and Comino, we’ve delved deep into the history of the islands. From the houses […]

This stunning five-star hotel is officially Malta’s leading resort

InterContinental Malta has been named Malta’s leading resort at the World Travel Awards. Hailed as the ‘Oscars of the Travel Industry’, the awards celebrate excellence in tourism and hospitality. Martin van Kan, Intercontinental Malta area general manager, told 89.7 Bay: ‘It is indeed an immense honour for us to receive this achievement. ‘We are delighted […]

Breathtaking aerial images show a year of change in Malta

Maltese aerial photographer Ryan Formosa has showcased some of the island’s most spectacular sights from above in a series of pictures he shot over the last year. He captured breathtaking drone images of some of Malta’s most famous landmarks in the last 12 months. From Marsaxlokk to Mellieha and an awesome aerial view of Zabbar’s Umbrella Street, Ryan’s […]

Passenger numbers soar to record high at Malta’s airport

There’s more good news for Malta’s tourism industry. Malta Airport has confirmed passenger numbers have soared to a record high this year. As it gears-up for the busy Christmas holiday season, the Luqa terminal is busier than ever before in its 60-year history. The airport revealed it surpassed the six million mark on November 4, […]

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 […]

How well do you know Malta from the air?

Malta’s beauty has been captured in a new series of stunning aerial photographs. The images are the perfect way to see Malta’s landmarks from a unique perspective. The pictures looking down on Malta were snapped by photographer Harri Itkonen. He told 89.7 Bay: ‘These are not drone photographs. ‘I actually took these with my trusty […]

Ryanair Black Friday sale sees Malta flights for €5

Ryanair has announced a huge Black Friday sale meaning you can now get flights from Malta for as little as €5. The budget airline, which is the biggest operator at Malta’s airport, is offering fares to the likes of Valencia in Spain and Baden-Baden in Germany for under a fiver. To celebrate Black Friday, they are […]

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 […]