The Maltese Islands are conveniently situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea – a crossing point for centuries between Europe and Africa. Malta also scores high in connectivity with daily and regular flights to all major airports in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, making it the ideal destination for leisure tourism as well as a convenient meeting place for multinational companies, intergovernmental organisations and small independent businesses.
The Maltese archipelago is made up of the main island, Malta, its sister island Gozo and a few small uninhabited islands, the most popular of which is Comino. The country has a rich history spanning 7,000 years and has seen a succession of foreign rulers, including the Carthaginians, the Romans, the Phoenicians, the Arabs, the Spanish, the Order of the Knights of St. John, the French and the British – all of who have left their mark on the islands. Its people, historical structures, buildings and monuments form the backdrop to a history that is as fascinating as it is long. The magnificent megalithic temples that pre-date the pyramids, the capital city Valletta which is today a UNESCO world heritage site, the medieval city of Mdina and the Citadel in Gozo, are just a few of the various fascinating places that make up the mosaic of modern Malta. The Maltese people are mostly multilingual, speaking Maltese, English and Italian fluently. Their multiculturalism reflects the island’s colourful history while incorporating various styles and traditions.
Malta also boasts an excellent climate, described as “the Best in the World” by International Living.com, crystal clear seas, picturesque beaches and a breath-taking coastline.
In terms of accommodation you will be spoiled for choice, the island offers a wide choice ranging from stylish guesthouses and comfortable business hotels to luxurious beach resorts and boutique establishments. International chains are well represented with lovely five-star properties from groups such as Hilton, Starwood, Radisson Blu and Kempinski. Most hotels also offer fully equipped business centres and state-of-the-art meeting and conference facilities. Complementing these are a large number of unique and exquisite restaurants and venues, as well as a range of exciting outdoor activities and sightseeing possibilities that will make your visit to Malta a most memorable one, be it as an individual traveller or in a group.