The Maltese archipelago is made up of the main island, Malta, its sister island Gozo and some small uninhabited islands, the most popular of which is Comino.
The Maltese Islands are conveniently situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea – literally a bridge between Europe and Africa. Malta is connected via daily and regular flights with all major airports in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, making it the ideal meeting destination for multinational companies, intergovernmental organisations and small independent businesses.
Malta has a rich history spanning 7,000 years and has seen a succession of foreign rulers, including the Carthaginians, the Romans, the Phoenicians, the Arabs, the Spanish, the Order of the Knights of St. John, the French and the British. They all left their mark on the islands and its people; and the structures, buildings and monuments they built form the backdrop to a history that is as fascinating as it is long. The magnificent megalithic temples that pre-date the pyramids, the capital city Valletta, today a UNESCO world heritage site, the Medieval city of Mdina and the Citadel in Gozo are just a few places that contribute to the mosaic of modern Malta.
Today, the Maltese people are mostly multilingual, speaking Maltese, English and Italian fluently. Their multiculturalism reflects the island’s colourful history while incorporating various styles and traditions.
Add to this an excellent climate, described as “the Best in the World” by International Living.com, honey-coloured limestone buildings, crystal clear seas, picturesque beaches and a breathtaking coastline and Malta becomes the ideal destination for meetings, incentives, conferences and events.
Last but surely not least, Malta offers a wide choice of accommodation from stylish guesthouses and comfortable business hotels to luxurious beach resorts and boutique establishments. The international chains are well represented with lovely 5-star properties from groups such as Hilton, Starwood, Radisson Blu and Kempinski. Most hotels offer fully equipped business centres and state-of-the-art meeting and conference facilities. Complementing these are a large number of different and exquisite restaurants and venues, as well as a range of exciting outdoor activities and sightseeing possibilities that will make your visit to Malta a most memorable one, be it as an individual traveller or in a group.