The Travel and Incentives Industry stays afloat in Malta

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Westin Dragonara named Mediterranean’s leading resort for 2020

The Westin Dragonara Resort has been named the Mediterranean’s leading resort at a prestigious award ceremony for the tourism sector.

The St Julian’s hotel resort, which recently underwent a €40 million renovation, won the prize at the 27th annual World Travel Awards. It is the second time the Dragonara has won the award, following a victory in 2013.

The World Travel Awards have been described as the “Oscars” of the global travel and tourism industry and are recognised globally as a hallmark of excellence in the hospitality sector.

Find the full article here: https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/westin-dragonara-wins-prize-at-world-travel-awards.829015 

 

 

 

The Colours of Malta Novelties Journey – Week 8

This week’s journey took us to the bastion walls of Valletta to meet Mark Weingard, founder of Iniala Group.

Mark explained to us the concept of this amazing project, the inspiration and the results he’d like to achieve once the hotel opens its doors. Mark is full of energy and excitement as he talks about his project, now near completion after 7 years in the making.

Fabulously designed and decorated suites boasting imposing Grand Harbour Views, each uniquely finished to the highest of standards, a restaurant with the most scenic views and exquisite cuisine and a spa to relax in, all in the Capital City!

Mark goes on to say that this project will be the Top Luxury Experience in Malta but also a home away from home!

We can’t wait to experience the luxury of this new property, which opened its doors in mid October.

To learn more about Iniala Group and its philanthropy click on : https://www.inialagroup.com/

The largest schooner on the Maltese islands has just arrived

Boasting a wide and spacious hull, a beautiful design allover and 6 cabins, this new addition is definitely what Malta needed to add to it’s exciting portfolio of activities.

It can be used for day cruises, sunset cruises, dinners on board, private charters, team building activities, relaxation time, leisure time, meetings on board and much more.

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Valletta ranks fifth on Condé Nast’s Best Cities List

Malta’s capital city Valletta ranked 5th in the ‘Best Cities in the World’ category of Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers Choice Awards 2020.

Now in its 33rd edition, this annual survey is based entirely on votes received from the magazine’s numerous readers, many of whom are keen travellers. In a brief description that accompanies the results, Valletta is lauded for the beauty of its baroque architecture and the fact that it was designated European Capital of Culture in 2018.

Some of the accommodation, gastronomy and sightseeing opportunities on offer in Malta’s capital city are also highlighted.

Condé Nast Traveler is a luxury and lifestyle travel magazine published by global media company Condé Nast.

San Miguel de Allende, in Mexico, was top of the list followed by Chiang Mai in Thailand, Merida in Mexico and Monte Carlo in Monaco.

 

Find the full article here: https://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2020-10-11/local-news/Valletta-ranks-fifth-on-Conde-Nast-s-Best-Cities-List-6736227713?fbclid=IwAR3zhBAB7HieHvKrOWxxyrQQs8-kBBC-buomX4auHszZTH48EGqEIqr1z6I
Boutique Hotels – a one of a kind stay

Within this new reality, we come to appreciate that small is also beautiful.  Boutique accommodations offer comforts, luxuries and intimate surroundings, away from the hustle and bustle of crowds and large numbers, meaning lower risks and ideal for a personal break, small incentive or for an exclusive corporate meeting.

Our islands boast several such properties located including historical palazzos in quaint streets, that are eagerly waiting to welcome you back.

The Colours of Malta Novelties Journey – Week 2

This week we visited the Intercontinental Malta and chatted with Sales Director Stephanie Alden about the new changes in the hotel and their plans for the coming months.

9 Heritage Malta Attractions Receive The 2020 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award

Nine Heritage Malta attractions have received the 2020 Travellers’ Choice Award from Tripadvisor in recognition of their outstanding service and quality. The results of this coveted award programme were based on the quality and quantity of the millions of reviews, opinions and ratings collected on Tripadvisor in 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Heritage Malta attractions which have received this prestigious award are the megalithic temples of Ħaġar Qim and Ġgantija, the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, St Paul’s Catacombs, Fort St Angelo and Fort St Elmo (including the National War Museum), the National Museum of Archaeology, the Palace Armoury and Ta’ Kola Windmill.

These awards form part of the ongoing effort of Tripadvisor, which is the world’s largest travel platform, to support the recovery of the tourism and hospitality industry following the difficulties experienced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Tripadvisor’s view, through this programme, travellers can benefit from the real-life experiences of other people so that they can plan their perfect trip which meets their needs, budget and style. Winners of the Travellers’ Choice Awards consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of the sites on Tripadvisor.

“When considering how tough this year has been to our industry, such news encourages us to strive harder in order to keep ensuring the best service to our visitors. We’re passionate about our cultural heritage and these awards reflect our aim to excel in what we do,” said Heritage Malta CEO, Noel Zammit.

Find the full article here: https://bay.com.mt/wowzers-9-heritage-malta-attractions-receive-the-2020-tripadvisor-travellers-choice-award/
Malta Marriott Reopening

We are pleased to share the exciting news that the Malta Marriott Hotel & Spa will be reopening today,
the 1st of September. With this, we would like to update you on the steps they have taken in order to meet the new health and safety challenges presented by COVID-19.
As part of our housekeeping operations, they have a comprehensive set of cleaning protocols that are
designed to address a broad spectrum of viruses, including COVID-19, and include everything from
hand washing hygiene and cleaning product specifications, to guest room and common area cleaning
procedures.

Below are some of the measures they have in place:

Marriot Malta recognise that the COVID-19 virus has required all of us to be more thoughtful as we go about our daily activities. The staff would like to assure all it’s guests, that providing a safe and clean environment at the hotel, is their utmost priority.

Well done Marriot Malta, we look forward to working with you again soon!

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