Why Malta

Mediterranean Gem

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.

With an excellent climate, described as “the Best” by Internationalliving.com, honey-coloured limestone buildings, crystal clear seas, picturesque beaches and a breath-taking coastline and Malta becomes the ideal destination for holidays, special interest travel, meetings, incentives, conferences and events.

Easy to access

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 from all major airports in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, making it the ideal meeting destination for leisure or corporate visitors as well as for multinational companies, intergovernmental organisations and small independent businesses looking for the perfect meeting place.

History and Culture

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. The structures – including important buildings – and palaces and monuments they built, form the backdrop to any visit to the islands whose history 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.

People and Lifestyle

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.

What it offers

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, Marriot and Starwood, Radisson Blu, Intercontinental, Hyatt Regency 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.