174,460 tourists visit Malta in November

During November 2022, a total of 174,460 inbound tourists were estimated to have visited Malta. 144,631 of said tourists visited the island for holiday purposes whereas 23,615 visited the island for business purposes.

The largest share of inbound tourists were aged between 25 and 44 (ranking at 40.7%), followed by the 45 to 64 age bracket at 35.4%.

The United Kingdom, Italy and France had the most residents making up the number of inbound tourists, making up 42.4% of the total.

The total nights spent went up 36.3% when compared to the same month in 2021, surpassing 1.2 million nights at 1,203,802 nights.

The largest share of guest nights at 81.1% was spent in rented accommodation establishments, whereas the average length of stay for total inbound tourists stood at 6.9 nights.

€144.1 million was surpassed as the total tourist expenditure for the month, which is up 55.8% over the same month in 2021. The average expenditure per night was estimated to be around €119.7.

The first eleven month of 2022 saw 2,150,174 inbound tourists, whereas the total nights surpassed 15.6 million nights. The total tourist expenditure was estimated to be at €1.9 billion, with total expenditure per capita decreasing to €889 from €914 in 2021.

Hotel Verdi – the latest addition to Corinthia’s portfolio

Situated in The Strand, Gzira, opposite the Manoel Island, this 106-roomed hotel strategically enjoys easy access to a plethora of nearby top-notch cafés, bars, and eateries for all tastes and budgets and is only a few minutes walk from Sliema, the leading shopping and dining centre in Malta. Guest rooms dimensions vary from 28 square meters for Superior Double Rooms to the 47-square-meter Deluxe Suite Double.

Facing the sea and a popular walking promenade, enjoying a Valletta backdrop and a vibrant Marsamxett Harbour Area, Hotel Verdi can be said to command a relaxing sight to view and enjoy. The Ferry service to Valletta is within a short walking distance.

Naturally, the Food and Beverage Areas have been entrusted to Corinthia Caterers for their operation, including the all-day dining restaurant and 24/7 room service.

Hotel Verdi includes two fully equipped boardroom-style meeting rooms which accommodate up to 12 guests.

Guests can enjoy a fully equipped fitness centre, a decked wooden sauna together with an indoor heated splash pool and an outdoor pool.

The management of Hotel Verdi will be incorporated within Corinthia’s centralised structure at the Peninsula Hotels.

VisitMalta Incentives & Meetings – ITALIA

Conosciamo le DMC: Colours of Malta, il valore di un operatore per la meeting industry.

DMC sono una risorsa per l’intero sistema turistico.
Sono loro il trait d’union con il territorio, anche per la meeting industry.
Ne è un esempio Colours of Malta, un DMC maltese specializzato nel segmento Mice che da 25 anni consente di pianificare con cura e dedizione eventi corporate, meeting e congressi.

I DMC (Destination Management Company) rivestono un’importanza fondamentale nel sistema di funzionamento del sistema turistico. Sono il punto di contatto con il territorio, con ciò che una destinazione offre, e permettono di immergersi appieno in ogni luogo.

Colours of Malta, un DMC per conoscere le sfumature dell’arcipelago.

Amare ciò che si fa, amare il proprio lavoro e puntare all’eccellenza. È questo il modo di pensare con cui Colours of Malta approccia il mercato e opera giorno dopo giorno dal 1997. Un DMC maltese che unisce efficienza e attenzione alle richieste del cliente, soprattutto laddove queste siano articolate e dunque ogni particolare faccia la differenza. Da 25 anni Colours of Malta si presenta come un’azienda fortemente orientata al segmento Mice (conferenze e incentive) con un ventaglio di proposte molto ampio, un team poliglotta e tanta creatività. Che si tratti di allestire una cena di gala con un tocco unconventional o di suggerire attività cariche di adrenalina, questo DMC sa disegnare un’esperienza su misura per potere scoprire Malta…oltre ogni aspettativa!
Nel tempo la passione si è evoluta in dedizione, numerosi i clienti soddisfatti e una voglia di crescere e migliorarsi che mai si esaurisce. Essere degli ‘event designer’ a Malta significa potere spaziare tra natura e storia, buon cibo e vita notturna: un piccolo mondo che cambia pur mantenendo intatta la propria autenticità…e Colours of Malta sa bene come coglierne ogni sfumatura.

Leggete l’articolo completo di VisitMalta qui.

 

 

Ancient Apocalypse Netflix series

What if everything we know about prehistoric humans is wrong?

Journalist Graham Hancock travels the globe hunting for evidence of mysterious, lost civilizations dating back to the last Ice Age. Ancient Apocalypse is split into eight roughly half-hour-long episodes, over the course of which Hancock explains his theory about ancient civilizations. He believes that there was an advanced culture that existed before known civilizations that fed into ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Mesoamerica, during the period that historians believe all people were hunter-gatherers. Over the course of the docuseries, he travels across the globe from Turkey to Malta to Indonesia to the Bahamas to attempt to prove his points and find where this “lost civilization” may have been based.

Watch the Netflix episode regarding Malta, here.

Meet Steve, our new team member

Colours of Malta has the pleasure to introduce a ‘new’ team member, Steve.

Steve is no new face to the DMC world, having worked for over 12 years in the industry and having connections all over the world.

Steve is fluent in English and Italian, and an avid hockey player and sports fan.

After a short break in the industry, Steve is back with loads of experience and refreshing new ideas… and is definitely a great asset to our ever growing COM team!

You can get in touch with Steve on steve@com.com.mt

Join our Team! We’re Hiring!
About us
Colours of Malta is a destination management company that has been specializing exclusively in handling conference and incentive markets since 1997. From extravagant gala dinners on the waters edge, to high adrenaline activities, we tailor our clients ideas into a memorable experience on our beautiful island. Our expertise has allowed us to work with high profile incentive houses, congress organizers, pharmaceutical, telecommunications and manufacturing multinationals.
Operations Executive
Main Role:
The Operations Executive has a role of key importance as a team member of Colours of Malta. The main duties consist in direct contact with the client and with our main suppliers. The objective is direct communication with both suppliers and clients and to guarantee the best services and prices available to complete the event according to the client’s specifications.
Responsibilities:
Your main responsibility is to receive and create outstanding proposals for group requests interested in hosting their event in Malta. This is where your sales skills must shine, as you’ll need to sell and upsell all the services available. Services include but are not limited to hotel bookings, airport transfers, transportation, restaurants, entertainment and activities. This is done through suppliers, many of which we have a long-standing relationship with.
Operations duties and responsibilities:
The event operations commence once the group arrives in Malta. A group may range from about 10 people to larger groups of a few hundreds. The role involves assisting the client when they are on site and to guarantee that all services are provided to the group as specified in the approved proposal. The main responsibilities are to communicate with the suppliers involved in that group, to try to achieve maximum efficiency. Quick, smart and effective decision-making skills are often required so as to always provide the best solutions to the client when things don’t go as planned or when problems arise. During the organisation and actual operation of the event, there will be various Colours of Malta team members to liaise and coordinate with so as to ensure a smooth and successful event outcome.
Requirements:
Fluent in English and Italian – any other languages are considered an asset.
Proficient in microsoft power point, excel etc.
Have you got what it takes? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

Please send your cv to cristina@com.com.mt

European Mission Awards – Malta, Best Mice Destination

The EMAs, the European Mission Awards, are the awards set up by the publishing house that has been producing and distributing the specialist Business Travel magazine, Mission, online and offline for over twenty years.

The idea of setting up European awards, specialising and focusing on business travel, stems from an experience dating back to 2013, organising the Italian Mission Awards, and from a desire to recognise excellence at a broader European level.

Malta won the Best Mice Destination 2022, and we had the pleasure of  accepting the award.

View all winners here.

Colours of Malta in collaboration with Visit Malta host French familiarisation trip

Last week in collaboration with our partners at Visit Malta, we invited a handful of top French agencies to experience a few days discovering the Maltese Islands from cover to cover. A mix of history, culture, adrenaline activities, top dining, and the most idyllic October weather, set the perfect backdrop for this French educational.

We thank all our preferred suppliers for supporting us with their hospitality and creativity in order to give our guests a memory of our islands that will never fade!

Colours of Malta are finalists for the Leader in Quality Tourism Award

We are very proud to announce that we have been selected as finalists for the Leader in Quality Tourism Award. This award is designed to recognise the private sector as a leading contributor to the Tourism sector in the largest business event held on a national level. Recognising wellbeing, innovation, sustainability, smart solutions and strategies, these awards give local entities the opportunity to showcase their achievements and success stories.

We consider ourselves  to be leaders in quality tourism as we are now offering a more sustainable event design. Event sustainability is one of the fastest-growing trends in the meetings industry, and for good reason. Us planners have a vital role to play in addressing some of the sustainability challenges we face as a planet, and as younger, more climate-conscious delegates start attending our events, it may not be long before being a fully certified sustainable event is the only type of event to attend!

Read more about our sustainable event ideas here.

Fingers crossed!

Villa Guardamangia – Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s former home in Malta

It was one of their first marital homes and a place where the then Princess Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip were able to live a relatively ‘normal’ life as husband and wife, before the sudden death of her father, King George VI, changed their lives forever. Now, Villa Guardamangia is set to be transformed into a museum, after falling into disrepair in recent years,

The couple lived in Malta for two years between 1949 and 1951, while Prince Philip was stationed there with HMS Magpie. An 18th century limestone villa in the style of a summer palace, Villa Guardamangia was loaned to the couple by Philip’s beloved uncle Lord Louis Mountbatten, who rented it from the Schembri family. It was said to hold very happy memories for the couple, who looked back on their carefree time there fondly later in life. The Queen was a ‘regular’ naval wife, shopping in her Morris Minor and taking boat trips around the archipelago, while her husband worked hard in the Navy, one of his great joys, and a career that was cut short by his wife’s ascension to the throne.

The building was purchased in 2020 by the government and entrusted to Heritage Malta. The conservation and reconstruction works are already taking place but the main rehabilitation works are planned to start by the end of the year 2022 and are planned to last for the next 5 years and cost around €10mil to bring the villa back to its former glory. Conservators are currently working on the 1st floor uncovering the original wall paintings. This project will see the former royal residence transformed into a museum, exploring both Britain’s link to Malta (which gained independence in 1964) and will recreate what the house looked like when the royal couple lived there.

‘It’s in a very dilapidated state,’ Kenneth Gambin from Heritage Malta, told The Telegraph. ‘We’ve had to prop up the façade because it was threatening to collapse in places. We will have to replace some walls. It needs extensive work, it’s been falling to pieces for the last few decades. We calculate that it will cost somewhere between €5m and €10m and I would say it will be closer to the higher figure.’

 

Article credits: https://www.tatler.com/article/villa-guardamangia-malta-home-queen-prince-philip-renovation
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