Malta’s top photographer wins special tourism award

Malta’s top photographer has been honoured for his services to tourism. Renowned photographer Daniel Cilia won the Special Recognition prize at this year’s Gozo Tourism Awards. He said: ‘Very, very, happy and proud to be awarded a Special Gozo Tourism Recognition Award by the Gozo Tourism Association for my work towards tourism in Gozo through […]

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’s biggest fireworks festival is ‘back with a bang’

Prepare to be dazzled in 2020. The Malta International Fireworks Festival is back with a bang and promises to be bigger than ever this year. The Malta Tourism Authority has confirmed that the 19th edition of the festival will take place from April 18 to 30. Each night promises to be an amazing display of colour and […]

Your incredible photos of Malta and Gozo this December

If there’s one month of the year when Malta sparkles that little bit more, it’s December – so it’s no surprise that we’ve been inundated with gorgeous photos this month. Our usual call for your best photos of Malta was met with hundreds of responses, and we’ve chosen just a few of our favourites to […]

Malta Airport welcomes 7,000,000th passenger in 2019

Malta’s airport has welcomed its seven millionth passenger for the year. Antonia Kudatov from Australia arrived for her very first holiday in Malta on KM 613 from Rome. She was accompanied by Jayden Vella and was given a special welcome and presented with a souvenir to mark the occasion on Thursday. Malta International Airport chief […]

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 […]

Malta braced for record number of tourists in 2019

Malta is on course for a record-breaking year for tourism. The number of visitors coming to Malta increased in September to 287,461. That’s a rise of around 3 per cent. The National Statistics Office in Valletta said tourist arrivals from the EU went up by 5.6 per cent when compared to the same month last […]

Number of cruise liners visiting Malta soars by a third

The Grand Harbour in Valletta has enjoyed one of its busiest summers on record. The number of cruise ships berthing in Malta soared by more than a third between July and September, according to new figures from the National Statistics Office. It said 122 cruise liners visited Malta this summer. That was 27 more calls […]

More tourists visiting Malta and spending more

There’s more good news for the Maltese economy. Malta received a record number of visitors in August, according to the latest figures. A number of new flight routes to Malta helped to boost overseas arrivals. The number of tourists visiting the Maltese Islands increased by 6.7 per cent, taking the tally to 338,758 visitors. Spending […]

Malta welcomes record number of tourists in July

Malta’s tourism industry is on course for a record-breaking 2019, according to new figures. The island welcomed a record number of tourists in July. Visitor numbers were up by 5.4 per cent during the month, with arrivals from non-EU countries up nearly 10 per cent. In total, an impressive 305,588 tourists visited the Maltese Islands […]

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 […]

Notte Bianca returns to Malta’s capital city this October

Culture vultures in Malta are in for a treat next month. Malta’s biggest free outdoor festival, Notte Bianca, will take place in the capital city on Saturday 5 October. We’re promised an amazing night of music, dance, theatre, exhibitions, entertainment and fun. Malta’s culture minister Owen Bonnici said that this year’s Notte Bianca will be the […]

Amazing images show Gozo’s Azure Window under the waves

These astonishing images show the shattered remains of Gozo’s Azure Window under the waves. The picture resolution and details are astounding and show how several large slabs of rock, which once formed the famous Maltese landmark, are still intact. The stunning pictures – the clearest so far – were captured by a group of diving […]

WATCH: Malta scores tourism deal with Man Utd

Malta has signed a massive tourism deal with Manchester United. From today, Malta is the ‘official global destination partner’ of the English Premier League giants. The three-year agreement will see Malta featured on the club’s website, magazine issues, television station and mobile app Billboards and signs promoting the Maltese Islands will also be displayed at […]

Malta welcomes record tourist numbers in June

Malta welcomed a record number of holidaymakers in June, according to new figures published on Tuesday. The number of visitors arriving in Malta in June stood at 280,522, an increase of 5.5 per cent on the same month last year. National Statistics Office – Malta in Valletta said tourists from non-EU countries went up by […]

Ryanair profits plummet 21% despite low fares push

It operates more flights from Malta’s airport than any other airline. But it seems it’s been a tough few months for Ryanair. The budget carrier has reported a 21 per cent fall in profits to €242 million in the first quarter of this financial year. Bosses blamed lower fares and higher costs for fuel and […]