Thursday, October 27, 2016
The Malta Association of Hospitality Executives welcomes the announcement in parliament by the prime minister that government has signed agreements with Bank of China and China International Travel Services through which 10,000 Chinese visitors are expected to visit Malta by 2018 and which is expected to rise to around 50,000 by 2020.
"This is good news that government has decided to revive this massive market which was ignored for many years especially when Malta was awarded a Special Status in the late 1970s early 1980 and which was not welcomed then for many reasons and which competing destinations in the Mediterranean welcomed with open hands to their shores. This move should be a stepping stone to attract other destinations such as the US and Canada. This market could make good for the possible loss of some of the UK arrivals due to the weakening of the Sterling due to their vote to leave the EU", stated Joe Attard President of the association.