Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat has confirmed all 111 passengers and all seven members of crew have been released from an Afriqiyah Airways flight hijacked earlier. The Airbus A320 was diverted and forced to land at Malta International Airport at 11:32 local time.
Malta’s capital city, Valletta, has now officially selected as European Capital of Culture 2018. Alex Incorvaja, director UK & Ireland commented: “We are all proud citizens of Valletta and are delighted to have won the accolade of becoming one of Europe’s Capitals of Culture in 2018.”
Alex Incorvaja, UK & Ireland director, Malta Tourism Authority speaks to Breaking Travel News at World Travel Market 2012 in London.
Jazz-lovers should make their way over to the island of Malta for the spectacular rhythms of the Malta International Jazz Festival from 14th-16th July.
Cruise passenger arrivals in Malta fell by over 45 per cent in February, with 6,195 visitors arriving. This compares to a figure of 11,369 recorded in the same period last year, according to the National Statistics Office.
The Mediterranean island of Malta has launched a new initiative to coordinate the way in which the island is promoted to the world. Incorporating public and private organisations across the country, Malta is seeking to redefine its position as it seeks future inward investment, tourism revenue and international business talent.
Some travellers like to return to a favourite destination time and time again but the Hotel Phoenicia on Malta are celebrating 150 visits from the same couple over the last 50 years.