Malta offers so much more than sea and sunshine – the tiny islands boast over 7000 years of history, having been inhabited by a vast number of civilisations, which have resulted in an utterly colourful culture and heritage. Malta’s charm lies precisely in its rich historical story juxtaposed with it’s current thriving, multi-lingual population and modern infrastructure.
For over 70 centuries, the enviable location of Malta, Gozo and Comino acted as an invaluable crossroads of the trade routes between Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. This means that several leading powers throughout history tried to claimed their stake on the islands, and a number of them were successful. This played a prt in the shaping of our identity, heritage and outlook, and left behind countless archaeological, architectural and artistic gems. This one fact resulted in a number of different civilisations all with their own cultures and traditions firmly ingraining a tradition of hospitality that visitors to the islands will be hard pressed to find elsewhere.
It is therefore no surprise that tourism is one of Malta’s largest industries and since acquiring independence just over half a century ago, the Maltese Islands have become a premier destination for group and individual travel of all kinds, catering for sun and sea worshippers to language students, cruise liners to backpackers, convention and business travellers to art and culture aficionados and much more.
Boasting industry-leading accommodation, venues and infrastructure, state-of-the-art digital communication platforms and a dedicated workforce that is as natively bilingual (with most speaking third and even fourth languages), Malta is but a short direct flight away from all major European airports, served by larger airlines and low-cost and charter operators alike.