February 5, 2017

Turiżmu; suċċess mhux b’kumbinazzjoni

Turiżmu; suċċess mhux b’kumbinazzjoni  minn Edward Zammit Lewis, Ministeru għat-Turiżmu Tul dawn l-aħħar snin pajjiżna baqa jsaħħaħ l-akbar mutur ekonomiku tiegħu, it-Turiżmu. Min-naħa tagħha, l-industrija tat-Turiżmu kompliet tkabbar il-benefiċċju ekonomiku tagħha dirett u indirett lil pajjiżna, flimkien mal-ħolqien ta’ aktar impjiegi u opportunitajiet għan-negozju. Biżżejjed inħarsu lejn is-swieq turistiċi ewlenin tagħna. Skont l-aħħar statistika ppublikata mill-Uffiċċju Nazzjonali ta’ l-Istatistika insibu li …

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January 22, 2017

Neradikaw l-istaġjonalita’ turistika

Neradikaw l-istaġjonalita’ turistika  Mill-Ministru għat-Turiżmu Dr.Edward Zammit Lewis   Fil-ġranet li għaddew waqt żjara li għamilt f’Għawdex lil tliet lukandi u żewġ ristoranti ħarġet friska l-aħbar mill-Uffiċju Nazzjonali tal-Istatistika (NSO) li fix-xahar ta’ Novembru tas-sena li għaddiet pajjiżna ra ‘l fuq minn 142,000, ċifra li b’wiċċi minn quddiem ngħid pajjiżna qatt ma ra qabel. Bħala Ministru inkarigat mit-turiżmu tal-gżejjer Maltin …

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December 21, 2016

Aviation Flying High

Aviation Flying High Published on The Times of Malta The European Aviation Strategy emphasises the need for European States to penetrate emerging markets where the demand for aviation services is dissatisfying, both from a quantity and quality perspective. This Strategy, therefore, encourages member states to dare go beyond their normal growth objectives through ongoing innovation in aviation services and products. …

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March 6, 2015

Establishing a sustainable film industry

The film industry found its roots on the Maltese Islands around ninety years ago. Recently Malta has been making headlines in the movie world through major high budget movies as well as episodes from popular TV series and documentaries that were totally or partly produced here. Apart from the very positive impact that such industry has on our economy, Malta’s …

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February 26, 2015

2014 – A Landmark Year for Tourism

Tourism has now established itself firmly as the key pillar of Malta’s economy, and last year’s official statistics show that this sector is as solid and robust as ever.   During 2014, Malta has hosted 1.71million visitors, a staggering 7.8 per cent increase over the previous year.   Moreover, the industry has retained, and indeed enhanced, its already considerable contribution …

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January 13, 2015

Ensuring sustainable tourism growth

2014 was an all time record for tourism in Malta. It is estimated that arrivals last year reached a landmark figure of 1.7 million tourists. Malta’s tourism performance has been on the high side of European and Mediterranean performance, however, we cannot take anything for granted as the continued success of Malta’s tourism industry can only be sustained if it …

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November 17, 2014

Malta exceeds WTO Tourism figures

Amid the European economic crisis concerns loomed about the future of the tourism sector and doubts reigned as to the extent that this will affect this sector and travelling in general. However, even though we have witnessed an increasing uncertainty, high market volatility and low business and consumer confidence, which were bound to affect both emerging and mature destinations, including …

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September 18, 2014

The EU-Italian Presidency and Malta’s Tourism Sector

Italy, a founder member of the EU, plays a leading role in the setting of priorities for the Commission during the current EU-Presidency. With a new European Parliament and soon a new Commission, the EU-Italian presidency comes at a very critical juncture for Europe.   Italy is considered a close ally to Malta, not just geographically, but also politically, and …

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August 19, 2014

Destination Gozo

Many consider Gozo to be quite a unique ‘tourism destination’ with distinct characteristics that differentiate the product from that of Malta. Over the years, Gozo has been positively perceived as a tranquil; rich in culture and history; rural and scenic; relatively unspoilt; and a good feeling atmosphere – destination. According to recent Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) surveys, 97% of international …

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August 1, 2014

Diversification of our tourism source markets

The tourism industry in Europe is nowadays characterised by a high level of destination competition from both within and outside the region. In my opinion new and emerging short and long-haul destinations will continue to augment competition for established destinations, such as Malta. If we are aiming to secure our share of the market, we then need to be much …

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