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Malta Wins Lonely Planet’s ‘Top Destination to Unwind’ Award

Global travel authority Lonely Planet has today unveiled its top destinations to visit next year with the release of Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2023.

Malta has been awarded the “Top Destination to Unwind” Award, alongside destinations such as Halkidiki in Greece and Jordan, with Lonely Planet saying that Malta has been “much-loved by European visitors for decades,” adding that it “is attracting more visitors from around the world, beckoned by its prehistoric temples, fantastic scuba diving and buzzy Valletta, its beautiful capital.”

Lonely Planet’s annual marquee moment celebrates their expert predictions for where to go in the year ahead. Showcasing 30 incredible destinations around this globe, Best in Travel 2023 is Lonely Planet’s 18th annual collection of the world’s hottest destinations and the must-have travel experiences for the year ahead.

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2023 recommends 30 must-visit locations around food, journeying, connection, learning and unwinding as well as offering a comprehensive set of itineraries aimed at helping travellers to explore the world — while following along with some knowledgeable locally based experts along the way.

The award was presented to Hon Clayton Bartolo, Minister for Tourism; Dr Gavin Gulia and Mr Carlo Micallef, Chairman and CEO of the Malta Tourism Authority, during last week’s World Travel Market in London.

Malta’s profile in the tourism world is rapidly gaining the strong reputation it truly deserves. ”In the past months, the Malta Tourism Authority has been a proactive catalyst in making sure that the splendour of the Maltese Islands is shared and outreached around the globe,” said Minister for Tourism Clayton Bartolo.

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