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Over 325,000 Tourists Visit Malta in July 2023; Increase of 17.5% from 2022

 - News - Sep 14 2023 SHARE ON:
Over 325,000 Tourists Visit Malta in July 2023; Increase of 17.5% from 2022

In July 2023, Malta experienced a remarkable tourism surge, with a staggering 17.5% increase in inbound tourists compared to the same month in 2022.

This surge brought a total of 325,457 visitors to the picturesque Mediterranean archipelago. These tourists extended their stays, contributing to a total of 2,532,743 nights spent on the islands, further boosting the local economy. In terms of spending, tourists in July 2023 collectively expended nearly €334.5 million, underscoring the significant economic impact of this influx.

Rental Accommodations Preferred

What’s interesting is that 84.3% of guest nights in July 2023 were spent in rented accommodation establishments, highlighting the popularity of self-catering options like holiday apartments and villas. This trend reflects the flexibility and diverse preferences of travellers exploring Malta’s attractions. Additionally, the expenditure per capita during the first seven months of 2023 stood at €849, showcasing tourists’ willingness to invest in their Maltese experience and significantly contribute to the local economy.

A Promising Future

Malta’s tourism industry is on a promising trajectory. The blend of diversified accommodation options, effective marketing campaigns, and a steadfast commitment to preserving its cultural and natural heritage has proven to be a winning combination. As travel restrictions continue to ease and the world recovers from recent challenges, Malta’s tourism sector is poised for sustained growth, promising unforgettable experiences for visitors and further economic development for the archipelago.



Roberta Metsola Among Time Magazine’s Top World Leaders

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Roberta Metsola Among Time Magazine's Top World Leaders

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola has been hailed as one of the world’s next top leaders by Time Magazine. The global magazine published its ‘Time100 Next’ list of 100 people from across the world making an impact in various fields, including politics, health, climate, businesses, sport and art.

The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen penned the testimonial to President Metsola, saying that Metsola is one who brought the European Union closer to people.

“Whenever she travels to one of the bloc’s 27 Member States, whatever the issues on the agenda, she always finds time to meet with local people. And she repeats a powerful message: Get involved. Do not ever give in to cynicism. You can be the engine of change,” said the President of the European Commission.

She also praised the role and work of Roberta Metsola in spearheading major reforms within the European Parliament, saying that “Roberta works tirelessly to make European institutions better and more transparent.”

President Ursula von der Leyen concluded: “Roberta’s passion for Europe has led her to the highest seat in the European Parliament: now she is channeling it in the service of all Europeans.”


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President Metsola welcomed the publication saying “Since my first day in politics, my priority has been to bridge the gap between European decision-making and the people we are elected to represent. It’s a wonderful surprise and honour to be included in this list, particularly as first person from Malta and Gozo. I hope that this serves to continue to put the European Parliament on the world map and help in getting the message of Europe across.”

Many took to social media to congratulate the EP on this massive accolade, including PN MP Alex Borg and PN MEP Candidate Peter Agius.

President Metsola is expected to address an event in New York in the coming weeks in recognition of her inclusion in the list.



“Alien Corpses” Presented to Congress in Mexico

 - International - Sep 14 2023 SHARE ON:
"Alien Corpses" Presented to Congress in Mexico

On Wednesday, Mexican lawmakers were approached with the testimony that “we are not alone” in the universe as congress was presented with what journalist and UFO-aficionado Jaime Maussan claimed to be alien corpses.

The alleged remnants of non-human bodies signified Mexico’s first-ever congressional hearing on UFOs. While some entertained the idea that the corpses actually belonged to extraterrestrial life, others shot it down with multiple social media posts ridiculing the concept, comparing the situation to something from E.T. or other alien-related media.

The two “bodies” were put on display in cases, with a carbon dating process held by Mexico’s National Autonomous University (UNAM) determining that they were around 1,000 years old.

According to Massau, the samples were retrieved near the ancient Nazca Lines of Peru in 2017 – past discoveries similar to the one in question were discovered to be mummified remains of children.

While Massau held that such an exhibition is a clear demonstration “that we are dealing with non-human specimens that are not related to any other species in our world and that all possibilities are open for any scientific institution to investigate it”, UNAM followed up on a 2017 statement saying that no conclusions can be made about the origins of the samples.

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Unleash Your Inner Chef with the Mediterranean Culinary Academy’s Cooking Classes

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Unleash Your Inner Chef with the Mediterranean Culinary Academy's Cooking Classes

If you’ve ever dreamed of creating culinary masterpieces with the finest Mediterranean ingredients while sipping on wine and enjoying a delicious meal, then look no further than the Mediterranean Culinary Academy (MCA). Whether you’re after a unique date night or a team-building experience unlike any other, booking a cooking class with MCA is an absolute must.

Local Produce Galore

One of the standout features of MCA’s cooking classes is the exclusive use of local fruits, vegetables, and proteins. You’ll have the opportunity to work with the freshest, most vibrant ingredients that the Mediterranean region has to offer. Whether it’s sun-kissed tomatoes, fragrant basil, or succulent seafood, MCA ensures that your culinary creations are a celebration of the local flavours.

Cook, Eat, and Enjoy

One of the most delightful aspects of MCA’s cooking classes is that you get to enjoy the fruits of your labor. After crafting your dishes under the expert guidance of their chefs, you’ll have the pleasure of sitting down to the meal you prepared yourself, and no culinary journey is complete without the perfect wine pairing. Enjoy a selection of fine wines that complement your dishes.

An Experience Like No Other

Whether you’re a passionate foodie looking to hone your skills or simply someone who enjoys a delightful evening of cooking and dining, MCA’s cooking classes offer an experience like no other. Whether you’re looking for a romantic and fun date night activity or an individual masterclass to sharpen your culinary skills, they have you covered. Choose from a range of classes that suit your preferences and skill level.

Leave the Mess Behind

Worried about the post-cooking cleanup? Fear not! MCA takes care of all the cleaning so that you can focus on the joy of cooking and dining. You can leave the kitchen in the same pristine condition you found it, without lifting a finger.

So why wait? Embrace your inner chef and embark on a culinary journey with the Mediterranean Culinary Academy.

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