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Malta Air Show Goes Ahead Despite Concerns

The 2007 Malta Air Show is expected to be the best yet, with display teams from across Europe, the US and possibly Canada participating. The air show traditionally comes late in the Malta holidays season, and is a welcome late boost for the island\'s tourist industry with aviation enthusiasts descending for the weekend. Despite some complaints from residents about noise and safety levels, the air show does produce publicity and income for

Missing Christmas Flight Mystery For Malta

A flight from London to Malta that didn\'t depart on December 26 has set alarm bells ringing on the holiday island of Malta. The flight operator, well known and popular airline Ryanair, claims no flight was scheduled, while one newspaper said they had a photograph showing a departure board with \'cancelled\' next to the flight number. The Malta tourist industry pushed for low cost airlines to be allowed to operate to the

Malta Cruises To New Tourist Record

Good news for the holiday island of Malta has come in droves recently, following a period of decline in visitor numbers. Commenting upon the findings, local travel guide say that while the spending per passenger while in Malta is small compared to holidaymakers, it\'s an important contribution to the island\'s economy. \'The spend is estimated at around US $10,000,000. And while this represents an average of around $40 a passenger, and

Malta At 2007 Crossroads For Hotels And Holidays

With tourism consistently in decline, the Mediterranean island of Malta is hoping that 2007 will see new life breathed into her hotel and holidays industry. The Malta hotels and holiday industry are major players in the island\'s economy, and with unemployment already high, a further drop in the number of visitors next year could have a negative impact not just in tourism but for Malta as a whole. Throughout the year the

Second Leading International Estate Agent Predicts Malta Property Price Rise

A second leading international estate agency has backed predictions made by Malta property specialists Tribune properties that Malta could see steep price rises in the year ahead. Revealing their thoughts about European property for 2007, Knight Frank have placed Malta among a list of 7 European countries anticipated to see property inflation of ten per cent and more. While Malta could see a rise of 12.5 per cent, other countries on the

Malta Property Attracts New European Investors

Rumours have become reality and the news that low cost airlines are to fly to Malta has given the Mediterranean island\'s property industry hope that 2007 could be an exceptional year for price rises and sales. In recent years the arrival of low cost - sometimes referred to as \'no frills\' - airlines to a regional airport has seen property prices within a two hour drive escalate in popularity and price,

Mediterranean Malta Reaches Top 5 Safe Travel Locations

The Mediterranean island of Malta ranks as one of the top five locations for safety in the world, according to American travel writer Laura McKenzie. In her report Ms McKenzie says of the Mediterranean holiday island \'In Malta there is no such thing as a dark and uninviting alley, while the police force is one of the oldest in the world\'. The report also praises New Zealand, Switzerland and Singapore as safe

Maltese Vacations Boosted By New Flights

The news that the Malta tourist industry has been waiting for so long for has finally been confirmed - low cost flights to the island have been granted approval. Visitor numbers to the Mediterranean holiday island have been in decline this year, and culmilated in rumours that a UK tour operator was considering pulling Malta out of its brochures for next year, which would sharply accelerate the decline from a destination

International Visitors Shun Malta

Spoiled beaches, poor roads and a bad infrastructure could be costing Malta's economy millions in lost revenue, according to a travel guide for the island. The travel guide cite examples of tourists who are unlikely to return to Malta for a holiday, and investors put off buying property due to the state of the roads. In one case a Swiss based investor who was due to buy a home withdrew due to

Malta Real Estate Increase Highest In Europe

The Mediterranean island of Malta has recorded the strongest growth in property prices from countries in the European Union, and recent news could help see property inflation in double figures for the next few years. Figures released by the European Mortgage Federation show Malta’s rise of over eighteen per cent was higher than both France and Spain. Two EU countries, Germany and Austria, saw house prices drop, while Portugal, Greece and the

Royals Highlight Forgotten Island

For a Mediterranean island with good year round weather, a friendly local English speaking population and facilities to rival that of any of her competitors, Malta is a suprisingly often forgotten island for many people planning a holiday in the Mediterranean. Malta missed some of her own government’s tourist targets in 2005, but a recent visit by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh resulted in four days of positive

Royal Visit Boost For Holiday Isle

Leaders of over 50 countries from the Commonwealth will be meeting on the Mediterranean island of Malta from November 25 to 27, and for three days the island will be enjoying the attention of hundreds of millions of TV and online news viewers and newspaper readers worldwide. Malta has often been overlooked by holidaymakers and second home owners in favour of other Mediterranean islands such as Mallorca, Cyprus and Lanzarote, and

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