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Malta is a popular year-round destination with its wonderful climate and picturesque villages, there is plenty to do during your stay in Malta. Malta as a destination offers you plenty of interesting things to do and see and better still the locals are English speaking with some well spoken in other European languages. The Maltese Islands are just a short flight away from any European destination, a 3 hour flight at the most from the UK. To book an airline has become fairly easy with a good selection of carriers that operate cheap flights to Malta and there are plenty of hotels to choose from to suit your pocket.

The majority of airline carriers have made it much simpler for the traveller to book their flight with the option of online facilities offering a wide range of services to suit your requirements and budget. You will note the competitive prices when you book your Malta flight with airlines featuring a low cost for the flight. You are then given the option to add services such as baggage, priority boarding, baby car booster seats, sports, musical equipment and others. So keep an eye out for these extras when you have a tight budget. Another important factor is to remember, is make sure you print off your boarding passes, these may come at a charge should you not have them handy when checking in.

There is no off peak season for flights when you book Malta with it being an all-year- round destination. However flight costs will vary depending on the time of year due to holiday periods etc. Great accommodation packages are offered when you book Malta flights from most online portals. These packages will incorporate cheaper accommodation prices and the best deal on Malta flights.

Hotels in Malta

There is a vast selection of Malta hotels available ranging from 2 star to 5 star luxury hotels. Hotels are located all over the island with the majority being in the north and east coastal areas, to suit every budget offering a good range of facilities. Most hotels which have a website offer an online facility allowing you to book your holiday real-time.

In the north coastal area, St.Paul’s Bay, is a popular destination for holidaymakers, which is now a developed area built around the original picturesque fishing village. The resorts of Bugibba and Qawra offer a good number of hotel accommodation, tourist facilities and amenities.

The coastline is primarily rocky but there are still plenty of opportunities for swimming and sunbathing, with a choice of beach clubs and lidos in the resort. There are hotels in the northern resorts of Mellieha and Golden Bay, both boasting their popular sandy beaches, each with their stunning surrounding views.

The main resorts of Sliema and St Julians are on the east coast of the Islands, both areas extremely popular and are linked by a seafront promenade. Many hotels are located on the coastal areas or on seafront promenades; others can be found tucked away in quiet streets but still in walking distance to the promenade and amenities. Sliema is more upmarket with its busy waterfront cafes, bars and many shops and small malls, whilst St Julians is considered to be the best place for entertainment in Malta, offering a bustling nightlife with an abundance of eateries, restaurants, bars, chic cafe’s, clubs, cinemas, bowling alley and more. The main resort in the south of Malta is Marsascala, with its tranquillity and colourful bay, popular with the locals.

The capital of Malta, Valletta, is an ancient fortified city, a historical gem, full of culture, wonderful artefacts and beautiful buildings, dating back to the 15th century. Valletta is oozing with architectural delights, never ending streets with quirky looking buildings, some from the 15th century or from during the British governance and others more recent. Palazzo’s, piazzas, monuments are just a few marvels to mention. St John’s Co Cathedral, with Caravaggio’s masterpiece of the Beheading of St John the Baptist, the Grand Master’s Palace and War Museum. One also has plenty opportunities to enjoy a celebrated selection of local and international performances in its magnificent baroque Manoel Theatre or at St James Cavalier with its stylish architecture. Valletta is also one of the main shopping hubs in Malta, offering an abundance of indoor and outdoor cafeterias and good eateries. Valletta is a great place to stay in, with hotels located in various areas of this remarkable city, some overlooking superb harbour views, and others have views of botanic gardens or grand historic monuments.

History buffs will be enthralled with the Island’s several millennia of history waiting to be explored. From fascinating archaeological sites, some of which are older than the Pyramids, various imposing buildings dating back to the 15th century from the days of the Knights of St John, to the amazing St John Co Cathedral in Valletta, Malta’s capital city. Not to forget to mention the several churches throughout the Island – there is literally one for every day of the year! Museum lovers will enjoy getting lost during their visits to Malta’s several treasures. Each museum houses impressive artefacts from various eras be it art, archaeology, natural history or war time. Enjoy afternoons of lazy sunbathing, water sports or take a boat trip around the striking coastline of hidden lagoons, rugged cliff tops and beaches. You can easily book for any boat trip or enquire about any other activities from the hotel front desk.

It is worth noting that throughout the year a good number of Malta hotels like to feature special promotions on their websites, which are great to take advantage of and book your flight and accommodation there and then.

You will find the Maltese Islands to be a treasure that offers great value for money with welcoming service.


Malta News

Paris elected Malta FA vice-president

Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:44:00 +0100
Matthew Paris will succeed Chris Bonett as Malta FA vice-president from January 1 after winning today's election at the Centenary Hall. Dr Paris, the vice-president of Premier League club Floriana, polled 37 votes to top the ballot which was contested by seven candidates. The other candidates were Duncan Borg Myatt (17 votes), Adrian Camilleri (7), Victor Cassar (7), Peter Fenech (29), Silvio Galea (6) and Cory Greenland (33).Dr Bonett, who had been re-elected for a second three-year term at the last MFA AGM, stepped down last month to take up a new role as UEFA integrity officer. Dr Paris, will serve the remainder of Dr Bonett's term until 2019, joins Ludovico Micallef and Alex Manfrè who were re-elected as MFA vice-presidents last July. >
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Busuttil: Government showing it will not respect the law on standards in public life

Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:32:00 +0100
The government was showing it would not respect the provisions of the new law on standards in public life, Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said this evening. Speaking in parliament during the debate on the bill, Dr Busuttil said the most recent indication of the government's attitude was the case concerning Education Minister Evarist Bartolo and the former CEO of the Foundation of Tomorrow Schools, Philip Rizzo. Dr Busuttil hit out at the way the minister had handled corruption allegations madeby Mr Rizzo and said Mr Bartolo had to shoulder political responsibility. “If he was a gentlemen, Mr Bartolo should resign!” Dr Busuttil said. He said Mr Bartolo had done nothing effective despite being informed of what was going on. He had also not offered to resign because he was sure the Prime Minister would not sack him as Dr Muscat had lost all moral authority to do so. It was now up to the people  to take action against this corruption by kicking the government out of office at the next general election, he said. Earlier, Dr Busuttil said it was surreal that the House was debating this law on standards in public life when the the government was drowning in a myriad of scandals. He... >
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Single mother receiving children's allowance - while being eligible for the allowance herself

Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:42:00 +0100
The youngest single mother who receives children’s allowance is a girl aged between 10 and 14 who hails from Valletta while the oldest is a Żabbar woman between 70 and 74 years old. Children's allowance is given to eligible families until their children turn 16.  Social Security Minister Michael Farrugia gave the information in reply to a parliamentary question by Anthony Agius Decelis (PL). He said the number of the unmarried mothers is 5,772. The highest number, 373, live in Birkirkara, while St Paul’s Bay houses 348 and Valletta 257. The highest number of single mothers, 897, are between 35 and 39 years old. Answering another question by Mr Agius Decelis, the minister said that in October only, the government issued €10,128,579 in children’s allowance to 39,878 families who have 23,827 children.  In the previous three years, the amounts disbursed in children allowances were €40,692,285 for the whole of 2015, €40,601,027 for 2014 and €41,636,088 for 2013. The number of children also varied: 68,052 in 2013, which decreased to 66,987 in 2014 but topped 67,381 last year. >
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Bowie, Adele, Beyonce lead Grammy nominations

Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:43:00 +0100
Adele and Beyonce will compete for the three top awards at the 2017 Grammys, where David Bowie has earned a string of nominations for his last album Blackstar. Bowie, who died of cancer in January at the age of 69, is up for four gongs at music's biggest awards show including best rock performance, rock song and alternative music album. Adele received five nominations, with 25 up for album of the year and her smash-hit single Hello nominated for both record and song of the year. She will compete for the three main awards with Beyonce, who earned the most nominations with nine, following her celebrated visual album Lemonade. Drake, Rihanna and Kanye West each have eight nominations. Radiohead's A Moon Shaped Pool is up for best alternative music album, while the band's single Burn The Witch will compete with Bowie's Blackstar - from his album of the same name - for best rock song. Beyonce, a 20-time Grammy winner, is the first artist to earn nods in the pop, rock, R&B and rap categories in the same year, while her 62 nominations over her career make her the most-nominated woman in Grammy history. Meanwhile, Adele is aiming to become only the second woman to receive the best album... >
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Woman lands in court after drugs haul

Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:31:00 +0100
A 22-year old Hamrun woman was accused of aggravated drug possession today after the police said a sizable drugs cache was found in a Mitsubishi Pajero while she was sitting alone in its passenger seat yesterday. Shana Farrugia was arrested by members of the Drugs Squad following a tip-off, in Marsa at around 10.30am yesterday. Police Inspector Kevin Pulis told the court that policemen discovered carton boxes behind the vehicle's passenger seat containing around 200 packets of white and brown powder. These boxes were neither covered nor hidden in any way. On the right hand seat there was a container which revealed seven other similar packets. At the time of the discovery the accused was carrying two black pouches stuffed with a significant amount of cash. A designer watch and several mobile phones were also discovered inside the Mitsubishi. A search carried out later at the residence in Cospicua where the accused lived with her partner revealed foreign banknotes, mainly Croatian, and several other mobiles. Inspector Frank Tabone  said that during the two-hour interrogation at police headquarters, the accused had explained that on Monday morning she was given a lift by her... >
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