Fascinating postcards show Malta life in the 1970s

These fascinating photographs offer a glimpse into Malta life in the 1970s. The collection of beautiful snaps were posted on social media by Christine Evans from Nottinghamshire and show snapshots of everyday life in the Maltese Islands more than 40 years ago. Christine wrote: ‘Just found an old album from my first holiday to Malta […]

10 places to see amazing street art in Malta

Malta’s murals have become a real talking point with beautiful big designs brightening up tired spaces and bare walls across the island. The first piece of public street art was produced in 2005 and new paintings and street art designs are popping up all the time in places like Msida, St Julian’s, Sliema, Mosta, Fgura, […]

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 […]

Malta’s biggest fireworks festival confirms 2019 locations

Fireworks season is fast approaching in Malta, and there’s nothing we love more than to watch rockets launch into the night’s sky with a boom. The locations of this year’s Malta International Fireworks Festival have been revealed by 89.7 Bay. The event, which is completely free, will be held over four spectacular nights – in Mqabba, […]

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 […]

Malta welcomes more tourists than ever in 2018

Malta has another reason to celebrate success today. We welcomed a record number of holidaymakers last year, according to impressive official tourism figures released on Tuesday. Nearly 2.6 million tourists visited the Maltese Islands in 2018 – that’s up more than 14 per cent over the previous 12 months. A spokesman for the National Statistics Office […]

Spectacular rainbows grace the skies over Malta

Social media users have been left stunned after a perfectly formed double rainbow brightened up the sky above Malta. The bold colours were seen across the Maltese Islands, with some workers even posting pictures from their office windows in Valletta, Msida, Dingli and Paola on Thursday morning after a rain shower. Despite being a common […]

Fascinating postcards show Malta life in the 1970s

These fascinating photographs offer a glimpse into Malta life in the 1970s. The collection of beautiful snaps were posted on social media by Christine Evans from Nottinghamshire and show snapshots of everyday life in the Maltese Islands more than 40 years ago. Christine wrote: ‘Just found an old album from my first holiday to Malta […]

Malta is more popular than ever – and that’s a fact!

Malta is more popular than ever – and that’s a fact. The number of tourists coming on holiday to Malta has broken another record, according to official figures. The latest tourism data showed more than 2.5 million visitors came to Malta between January and November 2018. That’s a massive increase of 14.5 per cent. Tourists […]

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 […]

WATCH: Gozo’s Christmas lights are ‘spectacular’

Has Malta’s little sister ever looked so festive? Crowds braved the drizzle and cold in Gozo on Saturday night to watch the Christmas season get under way in style. Families packed out the centre of Victoria for the eagerly-awaited switch-on of the annual Christmas lights, with this year’s event set to be spectacular. And they […]

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 […]

New poll shows massive support for Malta-Gozo tunnel

Growing numbers of people are in favour of a Malta-Gozo tunnel, with new polling revealing that around 60 percent support the proposed link. The survey found that 63 percent of those questioned by Malta Today agree with the construction of a tunnel, with opposition running at 24 percent. Support for a tunnel is even stronger in Gozo, where 66 […]

This amazing Maltese fort opens to the public on Sunday

One of Malta’s most historic forts is throwing open its doors to the public this weekend. Fort Manoel on Manoel Island offers fabulous views of Valletta across Marsamxett Harbour as well as Fort Tigne, Sliema and Floriana. The fort will be open on Sunday between 9am and 4pm with tours of the halls and the fortress […]

8 places you should take everyone who visits Gozo

Gozo means ‘joy’ and a visit to Malta‘s sister island should bring exactly that. There are few things better than welcoming an old friend or visitor to your homeland and showing them the sights. Let’s face it, in Gozo we’re spoiled for choice. Everyone has their own personal favourites when it comes to things to see […]

8 spectacular winter walks in the Maltese Islands

Malta isn’t always associated with walking but this misses a huge part of the countryside that makes Malta so stunning. There are some great walks in the Maltese Islands and you could take a stroll by the secluded coastlines, trek the dramatic cliff tops or ramble the rugged countryside. Great for a break in the summer months but also the […]