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Supplier Spotlight: Malta…And All It Has To Offer

ITTN is delighted to be partnering with VisitMalta to bring you the latest updates on this stunning island – a favourite of those of us lucky enough to have visited!

See below for information on an exclusive ITTN competition where you can win a trip to Malta for 2.

Only a short four-hour flight away from Ireland; city breakers can enjoy a trip to Valletta; The Sunniest City in Europe, families can experience adventure holidays and culture buffs can indulge in UNESCO world heritage sites as well as incredible gourmand. All the while basking in over 300 days of sunshine a year. There is something for everyone to Explore! 

Valletta; The Sunniest City in Europe 

The UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world; there are over 320 historical monuments to be found in Valletta alone. Travellers can wander through elegant winding streets and explore the city at their own pace. 

The city boasts stunning boutique hotels; perfect for visitors wanting to stay in luxurious accommodation with a quirky edge. City breakers can enjoy waterfront alfresco dining overlooking the Grand Harbour whilst tasting an array of sea-food caught from the Mediterranean Sea accompanied by a glass of Maltese wine.  

Home to the oldest structures in the world 

History buffs can discover over 7,000 years of history. The Islands’ scenery and architecture provide a spectacular backdrop to explore megaliths, medieval dungeons and ancient cities; the destination is positively mythic. There are three UNESCO World Heritage sites found on the Maltese Islands; the Megalithic Temples, the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum and the City of Valletta. The Megalithic Ġgantija Temples were created 2,000 years before the Egyptian Pyramids and are the oldest free-standing structure in the world.  

Gastronomic Delight 

Like all other things in Malta, Gastronomy has been influenced by the numerous people that have conquered it leaving traces of Arabic, English, Spanish & French in its cuisine. This fusion has produced dishes such as Pastizzi; flaky pastry filled with Peas or Ricotta as well as Rabbit, locally known as Fenek, which is the national dish. Over recent years wine has become increasingly popular. With exportation limited from the Island, the wine is a must try.  

Calling all adventure enthusiasts 

The sparkling Mediterranean-Sea offers a tranquil environment for snorkelling, kayaking and swimming; whilst the topographical island landscape encourages rock-climbing, mountain-biking and horse-rising. The Maltese Islands were awarded second place in the ‘Best Dive Destination’ in the world category at the Diver Awards in 2018. Malta, Gozo and Comino offer an array of unique diving experiences with an abundance of stunning reefs, natural caves and WW2 wrecks to explore. PADI licenses can also be obtained from the age of 10, the youngets anywhere in the world making Scuba a fun activity for all the family. 

Welcome LGBT+ 

The warm Maltese welcome extends to LGBT+ visitors. The ILGA-Europe Rainbow Map, reflecting the human rights of LGBT+ people in Europe, has voted Malta the most LGBT+ friendly destination for seven consecutive years. In 2023 Malta hosted Euro Pride cementing its place as the most pro LGBT+ place on the planet. 

The annual and widely commemorated National Malta Pride takes place in the autumn. With the participation of thousands of marchers, eye-catching floats and incredible street performers, Malta Pride week sends out a message of empowerment to the community and celebrates love, life and diversity. 

Malta Training Programme 

From 7,000 years of history and gastronomic delights to adventure activities and bucket-list sites; the Maltese Islands have something to offer every visitor. Take the Malta Training Programme, which will provide you with the inside knowledge and the top tips to share with your customers; whether that be city breakers, families, under 30’s or the LGBT+ community. Pages (malta-training.com) 

Exclusive Competition

ITTN is delighted to team up with VisitMalta to bring you an exclusive competition, and we have three amazing prizes up for grabs inccluding;

  • 1st Prize: Flights and Hotel – 3 nights (B&B)
  • 2nd Prize: Flights to Malta
  • 3rd Prize: €50 Amazon Voucher

Check out the dedicated competiton page to enter!

The competition runs until 30 April and the lucky winners will be announced on 3 May 2024. This competition is open to members of the travel trade only.

Carrie Day
Carrie Day
Carrie started her career in the travel industry in 2014 and has worked in various roles such as Travel Consultant in Canada & Ireland, Business Development Manager and later Industry Sales Manager EMEA at an international tour company. She is also a trustee for the ITAA Benevolent Fund since 2021 and proud member of the AWTE Ireland. Conversations around sustainable travel are welcomed and encouraged!

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