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Two bodies recovered during search for French tourists missing off Malta

VALLETTA, Malta — Authorities recovered two bodies Tuesday during a search for five French yachters who went missing off the Mediterranean island, the Maltese government said.

Most tourists to Malta prefer four-star hotels

A total 43% of tourists (55,831 of 129,913) who came to Malta in October stayed at four-star hotels, the National Statistics Office said.

Corinthia Hotels walk off with double honors at World Travel Awards

Corinthia Hotels announced that its five-star Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa in Malta and its Corinthia Hotel St.

St. George’s Bay in Malta welcomes new GM

Corinthia Hotels announced the appointment of Stuart Chappell as General Manager of the five-star Corinthia Hotel St. George’s Bay, in St. Julian’s, Malta.

Record tourist and cruise visitor numbers for Malta

Malta is eyeing new records in the number of tourist arrivals and the number of cruise visitors, Parliamentary Secretary Mario de Marco said this morning.

Refugees, immigrants from North Africa overrun Malta

Malta has urged United Nations Member States to help the Mediterranean island country cope with an influx of refugees and other immigrants who have fled from the recent political upheaval in North Afr

Corinthia named Leading Hotel in Malta

Corinthia Hotels announced that its five-star Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa in San Anton, Malta, has been named "Malta’s Leading Hotel" for the third consecutive year, at the World Travel Awards Euro

Malta’s tourist numbers up

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) yesterday reported that the performance of Malta’s hotel industry during the first quarter of this year registered positive growth but operating c

New York’s 21 Club receives Luzzu trophy for its famous ceiling

NEW YORK, New York - The 21 Club in Manhattan, New York, is famous for many things, including the collection of corporate trophies that hangs from its ceiling.

Malta and Zimbabwe share best climate in the world

(eTN) - Zimbabwe is a country of contrasts, and it comes as no surprise that its climate was voted “the best climate on Earth” alongside that of Malta in International Living magazine’s 2011 Qua

Costa Cruises cancels all Egypt and Tunisia calls

In the latest tourism-related fallout from the growing unrest across North Africa, industry giant Costa Cruises yesterday canceled all upcoming calls in Egypt and Tunisia.

Malta ratifies global treaty banning sale, prostitution of children

A top United Nations official today hailed Malta’s ratification of a global treaty banning the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography as a critical step towards protecting the ri

Malta Tourism Society calls for more positive action towards sustainability and...

The protection and respect of biodiversity should be the very basic and rudimentary factors governing the travel and tourism industry today.

Crystal Cruises offers “green” shore excursions in Malta

An American cruise line has become the latest to fight back against the cruise industry's bad environmental image by introducing excursions to plant trees and donate food for charity.

Treasure hunting on the Maltese Islands

"Malta Treasure Hunts is the new, fun way to discover and tour the islands and see what they have to offer," said Terence Mirabelli, managing director of Island Publications, a Mosta-based travel indu

Maltese cruise line industry grew 8.9% annualy over last decade

The past decade has seen an average 8.9 per cent annual growth in the Maltese cruise liner industry, a spokesperson for the Parliamentary Secretariat for Tourism said in comments to this newspaper.

Malta inbound tourist numbers up

Malta's number of inbound tourist increased 3.6% on an annual basis to 53,074 in February from 51,244 a year ago, the National Statistics Office said on Monday.

De Marco: New air routes negotiated for Malta

Negotiations are in hand to open up new air routes that would link Malta to various other destinations currently serviced by neither Air Malta nor the low-cost airlines, Parliamentary Secretary for To

Costa Cruises makes Malta its homeport

Cruise lovers will be enticed to catch a flight to Malta to board their holiday ship after the island was chosen as homeport for four different itineraries next year.

Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa voted “Malta’s Leading Hotel”

CHI Hotels & Resorts (CHI), exclusive operators of the luxury Corinthia Hotels brand worldwide and of the Wyndham and Ramada Plaza brands in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East (EMEA), announced that

Old patrol boat becomes new undersea tourist attraction

The Malta Tourism Authority earlier on Monday coordinated the scuttling of former AFM Patrol Boat P31 off the west coast of Comino, to add to the number of underwater attractions for scuba divers visi

Glenn Carroll of CHI Hotels & Resorts takes seat as VP...

Glenn Carroll, senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Malta-based CHI Hotels and Resorts (CHI), took his seat as vice president of the international board of directors of the Africa Trav

CHI Hotels & Resorts has a continuous focus on health and...

Malta-based CHI Hotels & Resorts (CHI) recently held a detailed International Conference on "Health & Safety" at the Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa in San Anton, Malta for its health and safety officers

MTA wants cruise passengers to stay a little longer

The Malta Tourism Authority will be embarking on a drive to promote the cruise-and-stay niche market in the coming months, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism Mario de Marco said yesterday.

eTN Executive Talk: Moving towards a greener Europe

Tourism and the environment are two subjects that should be both complementary and important to any person responsible for developing policies and strategies that focus on sustainable development toda

Malta the tourism hub for European and Mediterranean Trade Union Movements

Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism Dr. Mario Demarco met a delegation from the General Workers Union made up of the President Mr.

Singapore concludes Open Skies Agreement with Malta

Singapore and Malta have inked an Open Skies Agreement (OSA) that allows for full flexibility on air services operated by carriers of both countries.

Malta and Gozo PM praises positive reaction by Malta Tourism Authority

VALETTA, Malta (eTN) - The prime minister of Malta and Gozo, Dr.

Strike paralyzes transport during Malta’s peak tourist season

Valletta, Malta - Scuffles broke out Monday in Malta between striking bus and taxi drivers whose stoppage is paralyzing the island in the midst of its tourism season.

Malta looks back at bumper year for tourism

VALLETTA, Malta (eTN) – This year has brought with it a welcome turnaround for hoteliers and other tourism operators. Government strategy played a large part in this turnaround, during 2007 a number of low-cost airlines including Ryanair and Clickair commencing operations to and from the islands to mainland Europe.