Malta’s geographical location makes it a quality destination within an average of a couple of hours flying time from most European airports. With an average coach transfer time of 20 minutes from airport to hotel, the island of Malta is the ideal destination for the MICE, SIT and cruise traveller.
The Maltese have long learned how to welcome diverse cultures in their midst. Most Maltese speak English fluently; a particular bonus when organising conferences that bring people from different countries together. Many of those involved in tourism are also fluent in a number of other European languages like French, Italian, Spanish and German.
The Maltese Islands were in continuous contact with diverse cultures, which greatly enriched the islands’ historical, archaeological and cultural heritage. Malta boasts of a 7,000-year history with prehistoric temples older than the pyramids of Egypt and Britain’s Stonehenge, and was registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980.
Malta’s location in the centre of the Mediterranean ensures mild winter average temperatures. The sapphire seas are warm enough to offer months of swimming, relaxation and a variety of water sports. The gregarious Maltese love to go out; whether to take a pleasant stroll with the family along the seaside promenades, or to have a meal at one of the many restaurants or to have a drink or two in the cafes and bars.