Category: DMCD
 
29 August 2016 - 16:36
Total cruise passenger traffic during the second quarter of 2016 amounted to 200,480, a decrease of 2.3 per cent over the corresponding period last year. Cruise Passengers: Q2/2016 During the second quarter there were 108 cruise liner calls, at par with last year. At 91.2 per cent, transit passengers accounted for the vast majority of total traffic, reaching 182,754....
 
23 August 2016 - 12:00
The Federated Association of Travel & Tourism Agents (FATTA) notes with interest the Minister of Tourism’s statement denying media reports on the direction being taken in Air Malta’s negotiations with Alitalia. FATTA maintains its full agreement that strategic alliances with other airlines are essential to ensure the viability of Air Malta.   However, the prime objective...
 
9 June 2016 - 9:00
The controversial tourist eco-tax will come into effect on 20 June, Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis said today. The eco-contribution, also known as the bed-tax, will be of 50 cents a day capped at €5 per stay. Dr Zammit Lewis made the announcement this afternoon shortly after a court rejected a request by a number...
 
30 May 2016 - 9:00
A number of tourism operators today filed a request for a warrant of prohibitory injunction against the government related to the new Eco-Contribution Tax which obliges operators to pay €0.50 per night per tourist over 18, with a maximum of €5. The application was filed today by the Federation Association of Travel and Tourism Agents...
 
11 April 2016 - 10:00
Incoming Tourism Agents and Destination Management Companies are disappointed by Government’s lack of consultation with all stakeholders on the introduction of the Eco Tax, the agents said in a statement. The Federated Association of Travel and Tourism Agents (FATTA) complained that the total lack of information on the tax until the eleventh hour is inconsiderate...
 
19 May 2015 - 13:16
101,769 tourists visited Malta in March, an increase of 4.1% when compared to March 2014. National statistics estimate that 101,769 tourists visited Malta in March, an increase iof 4.1% when compared to March 2014. 75,736 visits were carried out for holiday purposes, while a further 11,757 were undertaken for business purposes. Inbound tourists from EU...
 
8 October 2014 - 15:07
FATTA has appointed Mr Michael Kamsky as an Honorary President of the Association following a motion passed during the last Annual General Meeting. Mr Kamsky is currently General Manager at The Westin Dragonara, a post he has held since 2007 having previously served as the hotel’s Director of Sales and Marketing since 2003 acheter generique...
 
18 September 2014 - 15:02
Total arrivals and nights spent in collective accommodation establishments during May advanced by 9.5 and 2.2 per cent respectively when compared to the corresponding month last year. Total arrivals in collective accommodation establishments during the month under review numbered 156,747, while total nights spent amounted to 819,874. All hotel categories recorded increases in nights spent,...
 
5 August 2014 - 13:03
Urge Government to Act Swiftly to Fill Vacancies at MTA. Travel and Tourism Operators express their thanks to Mr Josef Formosa Gauci, the outgoing CEO at MTA for his sterling contribution to the industry during his tenure as CEO of MTA. Under his direction, the MTA team succeeded in delivering five record years including the...
 
18 July 2014 - 14:57
Tourist arrivals in hotels increased in May but the number of bednights was down, official figures issued today show. The NSO said that arrivals and nights in collective accommodation establishments during May stood at 124,778 and 659,892 respectively. The average length of stay was estimated at 5.3 nights. Foreign arrivals were estimated at 116,142, an...