Malta’s Tourism Authority is forecasting that around 1.8 million tourists will make their way to Malta this year, following the heavy impact on the sector due to the pandemic these past two years.
Speaking with TVM News, the Tourism Authority’s Deputy Chief Executive, Carlo Micallef, said that the predictions for this year’s summer are good. This, despite the Omicron variant depriving Malta of around 400,000 tourists.
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Micallef also revealed that the only tourism sector which continued to grow the pandemic period was the Polish one. For this reason, the Maltese tourism sector strengthened its tied to this sector by planning to open an office in Poland.
This comes after the Easter period in Malta drove up traffic, welcoming 513,979 passengers during the month of April. This figure, according to a statement issued by the airport, marks a recovery of 78.7% of pre-pandemic passenger numbers. This is the strongest monthly recovery MIA registered so far.