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 […]

20 places around the world named after Malta

Wherever you go in the world, you’re more than likely to bump into someone from Malta. For example, there are more people with Maltese heritage living in Australia as there are living in Malta. And with millions of people located around the globe with an affinity to Malta, it’s likely you’ll find some places that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Airport passenger numbers soar to a record high

A record-breaking number of passengers have hustled through Malta’s airport this summer. New figures show the Gudja terminal welcomed more than 6.3 million passengers between January and October, an increase of nearly 7 per cent compared to the same time last year. Airport bosses said they expect to end 2019 by reaching a new milestone […]

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 […]

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 […]

Malta International Airshow axed for third year in a row

The Malta International Airshow has been cancelled for the third year in a row. The Malta Aviation Society, which organises the event, confirmed it had ‘ceased all preparations’ for the 2020 show. It blamed bosses at Malta International Airport for ‘refusing to provide adequate parking space’. The last air show took place in 2017. Last […]

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 […]

10 amazing images of Malta’s most colourful street

Imagine you’re walking through one of Malta’s most historic towns, taking in the sights and sounds. Then suddenly, you walk around a corner and boom! The sky is filled with colour. Light filters down through row after row of perfectly positioned rainbow umbrellas. You’ve found Malta’s so-called Umbrella Street, and it’s pure magic. The dazzling […]

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 […]

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 […]

Three new wartime wrecks discovered in Maltese waters

The discovery of three new wartime wrecks in Maltese waters has been hailed a ‘great news for Malta’s heritage’. A sunken ship and the wreckage of two aircraft were found during a scientific survey of the seabed off Malta. Preliminary planning for the Malta to Sicily gas pipeline led to the discovery of the three […]

Special Valletta 2018 Coca-Cola bottles are out now

You’ll be able to take a special piece of Malta’s capital city home with you this summer. Three limited edition Coca-Cola bottles have hit the shops to celebrate Valletta 2018, the city’s year as the European Capital of Culture. They were designed by MCAST student Maria Graziella Zammit and inspired by the city’s architecture and […]