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174,382 total tourists made their way to Malta this March

174,382 total tourists made their way to Malta this March
May 8 2023 Share

The total of inbound tourists for March 2023 were estimated at 174,382, with the total amount of nights spent amounting to 1,057,589. 

Meanwhile, the total expenditure surpassed €126.3 million, and the largest share of guest nights, at 85.4%, spent in rented accommodation establishments. 

As per the first quarter of 2023, the total of inbound tourists amounted to 443,062 and total nights spent surpassing 2.9 million nights. 

The total tourism expenditure for the January to March 2023 period was estimated at €312.4 million, while expenditure per capita stood at €705. 

Residents from the UK, Italy and France made up 46.6% of total inbound tourists, with the largest share being between 25 and 44 years old at 38.3%. 

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Full report by NSO here.

Heavy traffic near Salini and Kennedy Grove: social media rage

Heavy traffic near Salini and Kennedy Grove: social media rage
May 8 2023 Share

Heavy traffic is being reported near Salini and Kennedy Grove due to ongoing roadworks in the area. 

Last week, the Water Services Corporation reported a road closure to be established between the 8th of May and 15th of June in part of Triq is-Salina, Naxxar. 

On the morning of the day the road closures were set to begin, heavy traffic was instantly reported as people commuted to various destinations around the island.

Facebook page Maltese Roads Traffic Updates warned commuters of a gridlock in the area, urging drivers to either avoid or re-route. 

The grid lock has reinvigorated calls for better transportation options around the islands, which have grown in recent months. 

‘An island the Size of a postage stamp just can’t handle all these cars’ said one. ‘My heart goes to all students sitting for their Matsec Exams’ said another. 

Another doubted whether rerouting could be an option due to a lack of access to certain areas except through the currently gridlocked roads. 

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Maltese Elvis wins ‘Mr.Songman’ tribute competition in London

Maltese Elvis wins 'Mr.Songman' tribute competition in London
May 8 2023 Share

Josuel Grech, a 22-year-old Elvis Presley tribute artist, has just placed first in the ‘Mr. Songman’ Elvis tribute competition in London, UK. 

Taking to social media, Grech announced his achievement, saying that it has been a lifelong passion of his to share his love for the late rockstar. 

‘He is the greatest entertainer of all time and I’m humbled to follow his footsteps’ he wrote, going on to thank his girlfriend Luana, parents and the rest of his family for their unconditional support and guidance. 

Being a good sport, Josuel also thanked the other contestants who participated in the event, congratulating 2nd and 3rd place respectively. 

This is not the first time Josuel has competed in a competition as the singer, having placed second in a Bristol competition last year before his victory in London, with the event organised by Bulldog Promotions. 

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6,000 scouts and girl guides parade through Valletta

6,000 scouts and girl guides parade through Valletta
May 8 2023 Share

The streets of Malta’s capital city of Valletta welcomed around 6,000 Scouts and Girl Guides for their annual parade. 

 

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The Scout Association of Malta and the Malta Girl Guides are two of the biggest voluntary organisations in Malta, and welcome 4% of kids on the islands to teach and provide service. 

The parade took place yesterday, Sunday 7th May 2023, and saw various young members march down the capital city to showcase the work they’ve been doing during this past year.

Minister for Inclusion and Voluntary Work Julia Farrugia Portelli and Minister for Culture Owen Bonnici also shared some snapshots from the event, admiring the youth for their participation and the organisations for their hard work. 

Were you a member of the scouts when you were younger?

Well done to all involved! 

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