More Irish People are Now Going to Malta for Holidays

More Irish People are Now Going to Malta for Holidays

Malta Tourism met with the media in Dublin to promote Malta and the new Ryanair route from Cork Airport to Malta, which will commence on 4th April 2019 and operate twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays, providing Ireland with nearly 400 extra seats a week, reports Hilary Drumm. This is in addition to the existing Ryanair Dublin-Malta flights which operate five times weekly in summer and three times weekly in winter.

From January to September 2018 Malta has seen a 20% increase in visitor numbers from Ireland compared to the same period last year.

Carmel Cassidy and Mary Denton, Sunway, at the Malta Tourism event

Malta is full of culture with three UNESCO World Heritage Sites to be found on the Maltese Islands: the Megalithic Temples, the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, and the City of Valletta. The Maltese Islands are ranked as one of the top three in the ‘Best Diving Destination in the World’ category at the Diver Magazine Awards and offer an array of unique dive experiences with reefs, caves and wrecks to explore. The rocky terrain and sheer cliffs are a climber’s paradise and there is plenty to do to keep teenagers off their iPads with Jeep Safaris, Quad Bike, Segway and Rolling Geeks Tours. The Maltese also pride themselves on empowering, love, life and diversity with Malta Pride week taking place every summer.

Peter Vella, Director UK & Ireland, Malta Tourism Authority, said: “The Maltese have a strong affinity for the Irish and we are thrilled to launch the new Cork to Malta route. It will help facilitate the growing number of people travelling to Malta from Ireland by making our destination even more accessible.”

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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