Sustainable tourism policy draft completed

6th February 2020

The government is seeking to secure a “slower but sustained pace of growth in tourist numbers”.

A first initial draft of a policy aimed at bringing about a new chapter in Malta’s tourism industry, leading to 2025, was in hand, with a public consultation process starting later this year, Tourism Minister Julia Farrugia Portelli said.

She said the policy was based on the principles of sustainable tourism while building on the achievements of the past years.

The minister underscored the need of attracting better quality tourists while remaining competitive. The positive results recorded in the tourism industry were essential contributors to the country’s economy, Ms Farrugia Portelli added during an end-of-year results business event held by the Malta Tourism Authority.

The number of tourists visiting Malta rose from 1.33 million in 2010 to 2.75 million last year. Overnight stays amounted to 19.3 million in 2019, when money spent by visitors increased by about €110 million over the previous year.


11th February 2020

The awards are organised by a Brussels-based publication called The Parliament Magazine

5th February 2020

Eurostat figures show the island was among the three EU states with the highest increases in December.

4th February 2020

Injury benefits claims received by the Social Security Department increased by 68, or 4.3 per cent, in the second half of 2019 when compared to the same period a year earlier.

3rd February 2020

Malta received a positive assessment, however key areas of exposure were noted.