Ten reasons why you should be recommending Malta to your clients
Boasting nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, Malta is the ideal year-round destination. With daily departures from across the UK and an average flight time of just three hours, holidaymakers can hop on a plane in the morning and enjoy Malta’s enchanting history, mouth-watering food and fun-filled adventures by the afternoon.
To help tempt your customers, we’ve rounded up 10 reasons why the destination deserves a spot on their bucket lists.
1. Exquisite food
Foodies are well catered for, with five Michelin-star restaurants across Malta.
ION – The Harbour is a must-try, having received a star in 2021 thanks to its skillfully prepared dishes, which use sublime seasonal local produce. The views across Valletta’s Grand Harbour are the perfect accompaniment.
Visit fellow star-holder Under Grain for fresh fish paired with interesting sides, enjoyed in surroundings themed around the tailoring profession.
2. Magnificent Maltese wines
Malta and fellow island Gozo are a paradise for wine enthusiasts, with the hot and humid climate producing excellent red and white grapes.
Alongside popular international grape varieties, vineyards specialise in indigenous grapes Gellewza and Ghirghentina, which produce a distinct body and flavour.
Clients can join guided vineyard tours and tastings across the islands.
3. Spectacular accommodation
The archipelago has a property to suit every traveller. Opt for a beautiful boutique hotel in a restored palazzo, or a welcoming villa, apartment or original farmhouse, which are ideal for multi-generational trips or groups.
4. Intriguing history
Malta is famed for its history, with an abundance of ancient fortresses, megalithic temples and burial chambers. The Maltese islands are home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, alongside Baroque palaces and churches.
Museums are dotted across Malta, covering its military history, classic cars, archeology and more.
5. Beyond Valletta
Direct customers in search of an alternative city break to Malta’s Three Cities of Cospicua, Senglea and Vittoriosa, which offer history and culture with an insight into authentic Maltese life. Soak up the relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere in these beautiful fortified cities and explore the many churches, cafes, and piazzas.
The Maltese islands are incredibly easy to travel around, as English is the second national language.
6. Underwater treasures
The archipelago frequently wins accolades for its first-class diving. Both beginner and advanced divers will enjoy the clear azure sea, which is rich with reefs, caverns and caves.
Enthusiasts can visit wreck sites, including a 2,700-year-old Phoenician shipwreck, WWI battleships and sunken aircraft.
7. A wealth of watersports
Another way to enjoy the year-round warm sea is with the array of watersport experiences. Charter a sailing boat to admire the coast’s breath-taking views, and look out for whales and dolphins, who often swim alongside vessels.
Kayaking, paddleboarding and flyboarding are available across the archipelago, and the calm waters are perfect for beginners.
8. Explore by bike
One of the best ways to see Malta’s varied topography is on two wheels. There are a range of well-designed cycle routes, which take in impressive views and key sites.
Cycle along the craggy west coast to experience the picturesque Blue Grotto and Malta’s highest point, the stunning Dingli Cliffs.
9. Welcoming all travellers
Malta is a welcoming and inclusive destination. The IGLA Rainbow Europe Index ranks LGBTI people’s legal position and looks at local policies in 49 European countries, and Malta has topped the list for the past six years.
Malta Pride is celebrated each September and in 2023 the destination will host EuroPride, Europe’s biggest LGBTI pride event.
10. A year-long calendar of events
A varied range of events are scheduled throughout 2022, giving clients of all ages a reason to visit.
The lineup includes a fireworks festival in April and Nickelodeon’s Treasure Hunt in May. Don’t let music fans miss Annie Mac’s Lost and Found in June, or July’s BBC Concert Orchestra.
Discover more reasons to visit magical Malta at https://www.visitmalta.com/en/