Malta Island To Pay Travellers Up To €200 For A Visit This Summer

by Suchismita Pal
Malta Island To Pay Travellers Up To €200 For A Visit This Summer

The island nation, Malta has decided to offer each tourist planning a stay for at least three days a handout of up to €200. The nation has taken up this step to revive its tourism sector and stand ahead in the competition. According to a Hindustan Times report, Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo said, “The scheme is aimed at putting Malta’s hotels in a very competitive position as international tourism restarts.” The nation is also expected to lift most COVID restrictions by June 1, 2021.

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Tourists visiting Malta who book summer holidays directly through local hotels can get the handout. As reported by Reuters, Bartolo said that tourists booking accommodation at a five-star hotel will get €100 from Malta’s Tourism Authority, which will be matched by the hotel for a total of €200. Tourists staying in four-star hotels will receive a total of €150. Those booking a three-star hotel will receive €100. The scheme is expected to benefit around 35,000 visitors. Bartolo announced that most COVID restrictions are expected to be lifted in the nation by June 1. 6 Countries With Most Number Of Fully Vaccinated People Where It’s Safe To Travel

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Number Of Foreign Visitors In Malta Dropped By Almost 80% In 2020

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council data, the tourism sector accounts for over 27 percent of Malta’s economy, both directly and indirectly. The sector faced a major blow due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, the country had received over 2.7 million foreign visitors. In 2020, the numbers dropped by more than 80 percent after the detection of the virus. Meanwhile, Malta has witnessed one of the highest vaccination rates in the European Union with a sharp drop in the number of virus cases.

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If international flights resume, you can make a plan to this picturesque island country taking all the necessary precautions.