Typically-Maltese activities to do on a public holiday

Jun 28 2022 Share

Tomorrow’s a public holiday and you better believe that every single worker in Malta is looking forward to make the very best out of their day off. That being said, here are 5 typically-Maltese things to do on a public holiday.

Go to the beach

With the increase in temperatures and ongoing heatwave making relaxed outings quite a difficult task, going to the beach is the most obvious remedies to such conditions. Malta has a long list of gorgeous beaches with clear blue waters and golden sands so finding the right beach shouldn’t be that much of a problem.

Visit your grandparents

If you’re off tomorrow, you have literally no excuse to not spend a few hours with your family. Grandparents in particular are very limited on where they can go on a public holiday so whether you want to take them with you to the beach or just go to Nanna’s house and spend some time there, make sure you find the time.

Have a barbecue

One of the most iconic Maltese summer activities. Prepare some pink sausages, galletti, bigilla, burgers, brioche buns & beer and brace yourself for the most typically Maltese hangout of the summer. To be perfectly honest, there’s nothing quite like looking into the horizon and watch the sun set as you smell the summery aroma of burning charcoal and grilled meats.

Go to a party

Malta’s identity as a party island is growing every single year and organisers across the country seize the opportunity and make the best out of a public holiday by organising a few events here and there. Whether it’s chill cocktails with the squad or an all-out rave party, rest assured that you’ll find what you need on the rock.

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5 things you may not know about ITS

5 things you may not know about ITS
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Since it was established in 1987, The Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS) made a name for itself as Malta’s leading tourism and hospitality educational institution With a variety of detailed courses, highly-capable lecturers and plenty of promising career prospects, this higher educational institution is the place for you if you want to pursue a career in tourism. However, ITS is much more than meets the eye; here are five things you may not know about The Institute of Tourism Studies:

It’s more than a catering school

The assumption that the Institute of Tourism Studies is just a catering school could not be more wrong. While ITS does offer a number of courses relating to food, beverage and the culinary arts, you’ll be impressed to learn the myriad of possibilities available at this institution. From Diving Safety Management to Travel and Tourism, Climate Friendly Travel, Hospitality and Tourism and so much more.

You can apply with and without O Levels

Whatever your qualifications may be prior to enrolment, ITS definitely has something for everyone. A simple look at their prospectus will show you that regardless of your qualifications beforehand, the institution is ready to welcome students from all walks of life with open arms and lay down the necessary groundwork to ensure a fruitful career in the tourism industry. Courses range from Foundation Level up to Masters Degree and with the amount of variety on offer, you’ll definitely find something for you.

You can apply with A Levels

If you’ve achieved your A Levels and want to take your studies to the next step or explore new horizons in the world of work, look no further. ITS’ selection of courses will open up a world of new opportunities you can pursue after securing your A Levels. Whether you want to grow into a wine expert by taking on a Higher National Diploma in Sommellerie or become a hospitality specialist with the Bachelor in International Hospitality Management with Honours, the options are endless.

You can go on to pursue a Masters degree

ITS also offers a numbers of worthwhile courses for graduates wishing to take on the next level in tourism education. The two courses on offer, Master in Business Administration in International Hospitality Management and Master of Arts in Heritage Interpretation, have rendered very positive results and continued to contribute to the institution’s 98% employability rate. Potential job roles include senior positions in Marketing, Human Resources, Accounting and Sales, managerial positions, curator jobs and much more!

Graduates can easily change industries

The tourism industry is a land of vast opportunity and those who have yet to jump into one of Malta’s most promising sectors will be relieved to know that graduates may also change industries and work in other industries within the tourism sector. From media and management to catering and hospitality, the sky is the limit of what you can achieve and ITS are there to help you every step of the way.


Properties now cost double what they did in 2013

Properties now cost double what they did in 2013
Jun 28 2022 Share

A new property report by Dhalia Real Estate and Grant Thornton has revealed that property prices have doubled since 2013.

A property which would have cost €100,000 in 2013 will now cost €200,000 on the Maltese property market. Economist Daniel Gravino presented the report on Tuesday, highlighting new insights on the local housing market.

The study highlights that the highest rate of growth was noted between 2013 and 2018, with prices growing steadily in the first half of 2021. Meanwhile, rental prices have seen an increase of 42% over between 2016 and 2021. The report also suggests an increase in housing supply in the coming years, due to so many permits being issued.

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With youths facing multiple financial concerns in the midst of economic uncertainty, the increase in property prices may come as a shock. For this reason, the KNŻ – Kunsill Nazzjonali taż-Żgħażagħ will be presenting ‘Youths in Housing: Analysing Perceptions and Challenges faced by Youths in the Local Housing Sector’, an event held in collaboration with the Ministry for Social and Affordable Accommodation and the Housing Authority.

Are you concerned about the increase in property prices?


McDonald’s now offering 24-hour Delivery via Bolt Food and Wolt

McDonald's now offering 24-hour Delivery via Bolt Food and Wolt
Jun 28 2022 Share

Burger lovers across Malta and Gozo will rejoice at the fact that Malta’s McDonald’s outlets have just announced the introduction of 24/7 McDelivery.


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That means that, whatever the time of your cravings may be, McDonald’s will be right there for you in your time of need. Whether it’s after a long night of partying or just some light accompaniment for late night studying, McDonald’s will delivery 24 hours a day, every day.

The service will operate exclusively from MIA and Għargħur however, with the lack of traffic at night, your order will still probably arrive fresh AF.