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Tuesday, Mar 09, 2021

China launches ‘virus passport’

*The digital certificate is aimed at boosting international travel, but it has sparked privacy concerns.* China has launched a health certificate programme for Chinese citizens travelling internationa...

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Tuesday, Mar 09, 2021

2021 started with 91% drop in tourist arrivals

*France and Italy were the main tourist drivers in January* Tourist arrivals in January dropped by more than 90 per cent compared to the same month last year, before COVID-19 hit Europe. Data from the...

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Tuesday, Mar 09, 2021

Wage supplement support to continue till the end of the year

The government’s wage supplement support scheme will continue *until the end of 2021*, with the government continuing to provide monetary support to the businesses which are worst hit by the pandemic,...

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Tuesday, Mar 09, 2021

Malta Business Bureau presents EU Funding Report to Government

Earlier this month, business-representative entity the *Malta Business Bureau* (MBB) presented a report on the impact of EU funds on the Maltese economy and the opportunities and challenges that busin...

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Monday, Mar 08, 2021

UN Agencies Partner for Guide to Help Women in Tourism Recover from Crisis

As the sector enters the second year of an unprecedented crisis, the impact this has had on women in tourism has been made clear. According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the pandemic, and...

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Monday, Mar 08, 2021

Tightened Travel Restrictions Underline Current Challenges for Tourism

One in three destinations worldwide are now completely closed to international tourism. According to the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the emergence of new variants of the C...

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Friday, Mar 05, 2021

Restaurants & Snack Bars Support Scheme - Malta Tourism Authority

Following *Hon Prime Minister Dr Robert Abela*’s declaration of Government’s commitment to continue sustaining the country’s restaurants & snack bars with additional measures that go beyond the Wage S...

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Friday, Mar 05, 2021

Restaurants, snack bars to get €1,000 grant to mitigate costs from sudden closure

*A one-off grant of €1,000 will help mitigate costs incurred by restaurants and snack bars as a result of the sudden closure because of COVID-19* Restaurants and snack bars that were ordered to close ...

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Thursday, Mar 04, 2021

MHRA, “Government's political test is now on how effective it will be to control the real COVID-19 spreaders and manage the vaccine roll outs”.

The *Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) *recognises that the increase in the numbers of COVID-19 infected people is a matter of great concern to all. The new measures announced by Governm...

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Thursday, Mar 04, 2021

Restaurants, snack bars and kiosks restricted to takeaway and delivery, Prime Minister announces

*The Prime Minister Dr Robert Abela, announced that Restaurants, snack bars and kiosks will only be allowed to carry out take-away services under new restrictions that will come into force from tomorr...

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Tuesday, Mar 02, 2021

It’s time to get tough with the protocol breakers’: MHRA reiterates calls for tougher enforcement, not restrictions - BusinessNow.mt

Responding to spiralling COVID cases in Malta, the *Malta Hotels and Restaurant Association (MHRA)* has reiterated calls for better enforcement of COVID rules, rather than the creation of further rest...

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Tuesday, Mar 02, 2021

When can we go on vacation again? This is what experts say - CNN

After reaching an all-time high in January 2021, global coronavirus case numbers are beginning to drop. Vaccination roll-outs are now underway around the world, but when it comes to the recovery of le...

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