Valletta smashes a major milestone on Instagram

Valletta has reached a major new milestone on Instagram this week. Malta’s capital city now the second most Instagrammed place in the Maltese Islands with more than half a million posts. Valletta has racked up a total of 505,131 on the photo-sharing network. The only place with more is the island of Gozo, with 732,180 posts. […]

10 scenes from Malta’s most stunning Christmas cribs

Nothing says Christmas in Malta like a traditional festive crib. The beautiful nativity scenes are stunning works of art and often take months to create from scratch. Almost every town and village in Malta and Gozo has at least one crib exhibition running from December until mid-January. There’s even a nationwide competition to find the […]

Malta bids to be crowned Europe’s top film location

It’s famously been described as ‘the Hollywood of the Mediterranean’. And now Malta is in the running to be crowned the best film location in Europe. Fort St Elmo in Valletta has been shortlisted for the top award by the Association of European Film Commissions. The fort, which was built by the Knights in 1552, featured […]

Malta visitor numbers soar by 10% in nine months

Malta is on course to set a new tourism record in 2018. During the first nine months of the year, more than 1.5 million guests visited Malta – a rise of 9.8 per cent over the same period in 2017. The number of holidaymakers visiting Malta during July, August and September also experienced a dramatic […]

Malta is officially the best place to retire in 2018

It offers a near-perfect mix of beautiful beaches, historic towns and quaint villages. Add in mild temperatures, glorious sunshine, a low crime rate and high life-expectancy, and it’s easy to see why Malta is such a retirement hotspot. Malta, which is the officially sunniest country in Europe, has now been crowned the best place to […]

Malta’s most expensive streets are revealed

Living in Malta can be  expensive, especially if you’re saving up to buy your first home. Rental prices are at an all time high and more and more of us are trying to make the move from being a tenant to becoming a homeowner. But have you ever wondered how your rent stacks up against […]

Valletta’s public gardens win ‘outstanding’ ranking

If you’re looking for the perfect spot go for a lovely stroll then we know just the place. The Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta have won an ‘outstanding’ rating by the holiday experts at Tripexpert.com. The travel website ranked the public gardens overlooking the Grand Harbour as ‘highly recommended’ with an astonishing 94% satisfaction rating. […]

GQ hails Malta as ‘the Mediterranean’s tiny treasure’

Malta has been described as ‘the Mediterranean’s tiny treasure’ by GQ magazine. The men’s lifestyle, fashion and grooming bible gushes over Malta’s charms with tips on where to stay, things to do, places to visit, and food to enjoy. GQ hails Malta’s 7,000 years of history and urges readers not to overlook Malta as a holiday hot […]

Malta aims to become Europe’s yoga holiday capital

Malta is aiming to become Europe’s number one destination for yoga holidays. The island has been featured on a yoga-themed sports programme on Austrian TV. Scenes were shot at several Maltese landmarks, including Mdina, the Red Tower in Mellieha, Golden Bay, the Blue Grotto, the Upper Barrakka Gardens, the Grand Harbour and the Ramla Bay […]

More tourists visiting Malta and spending more

The number of holidaymakers visiting Malta has soared to record levels, according to new figures. Data from the National Statistics Office in Valletta shows a 16% rise in the number of overseas visitors to almost 1.8 million. During the period between January and August, tourist spending increased by more than 10% to €1.5 billion. The […]

Malta’s number one summer attraction is revealed

It’s known to millions around the world as The Silent City. And now Mdina has been ranked as the top tourist attraction in the Maltese Islands this summer. It pushed St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta into second place in the latest TripAdvisor rankings for June, July and August 2018. Fort Rinella, the stunning Victorian fortress […]

Valletta is crowned Europe’s sunniest city by far

Valletta has been named the sunniest city in Europe for the third year in a row. The Maltese capital enjoyed an average of 3,095 hours of sunshine last year – double that of Manchester. Four of the dullest cities were in the UK: Glasgow, Birmingham, London and Manchester. Even Reykjavik in Iceland gets more sun […]

Malta Tourism Authority opens new office in Mriehel

The Malta Tourism Authority has opened a new office at Business First in Mriehel. Business First is a one-stop-shop for a number of agencies, including the Department of Health, Identity Malta, Malta Enterprise, the Inland Revenue, the Planning Authority, and JobsPlus. Malta Tourism Authority executive chairman Dr Gavin Gulia said: ‘Having a number of government services […]

11 images which prove Malta is a summer paradise

Malta is beautiful all year round, but now we’re well into summer the Maltese Islands are even more stunning than usual. Pictures speak louder than words and when the camera zooms in on Instagram, Malta looks seriously impressive! Here are 11 stunning images that make the Maltese Islands look like the ultimate Mediterranean paradise. They’re […]

More of us than ever are going to Gozo

It seems Gozo is more popular than ever. The number of people travelling between Malta and Gozo has soared to a new record, according to official figures. The National Statistics Office in Valletta said a whopping 1,535,414 passengers crossed the sea between April and June. That’s an increase of 8.5 percent when compared to the […]

15 unmissable places to visit in Malta this summer

There’s always something to do in Malta and Gozo. But this summer is set to be one of the best yet with so many awesome events taking place. From music concerts, to traditional festivals and fun for all the family there’s a lot going on in the Maltese Islands over the next few months. Check […]