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03-08-2017 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Valletta to be Europe’s 2018 Capital of Culture

Every year, since 1985, the European Commission nominates two EU countries to host the European Capital of Culture (ECOC). This revered title represents one of the most prestigious and prominent cultural events in Europe; an event that breathes fresh life into and boosts the social and economic development of the...

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28-07-2017 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Malta – Alive with the sounds of music!

When it comes to music, Malta is a shining stage that attracts a plethora of musicians from every corner of the globe, as well as an abundance of annual music festivals; all guaranteed to strike the right chord with every muso out there. From chillout sounds and hardcore dance, to...

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06-07-2017 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Movie memories, made in Malta

Beautiful blue skies, crystal clear waters and al-fresco dining is, to most, what Malta is all about. While these pleasures are what many of us wish to escape to, there is so much more to enjoy on this magical island nestled in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea… A bijou of...

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06-03-2017 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

20Twenty in Creative Mode: A Seabourn UNESCO Initiative

Seabourn Cruise Line recently partnered with UNESCO to promote sustainable tourism at World Heritage sites. 20Twenty were entrusted to enhance those Seabourn tours that were being offered and create new ones to allow guests to immerse themselves in Malta’s unique UNESCO sites. Using our experience in bespoke destination management we discussed...

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02-02-2017 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Why Handmade Souvenirs Matter

We live in a world where many souvenirs are mass produced. Not that there is anything necessarily wrong with that. Humankind have certainly come a long way to develop technologies in making our lives easier by speeding up production that require massive quantities. This is all to fulfill bulk demand...

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02-01-2017 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Events to Get Excited About in 2017

As the sun rises on a new year, it's time to look ahead. What do the Maltese Islands have in store? The Maltese don’t really take a break from festivities. Malta and Gozo are small islands but mighty, jam packed with events. As matter of fact, the events that take...

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20-11-2016 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

The Ultimate Yacht Racing Week in Malta

RC44 Valletta Cup & Yacht Racing Forum 2016 Malta has established itself as a key yacht racing destination on the international yachting map along with its reputation and lengthy nautical tradition. We are anticipating an eventful week kicking off with the RC44 Valletta Cup the 23rd – 27th November following the...

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29-04-2016 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

10 Maltese beaches get Blue Flag status

Ten beaches in Malta have been awarded the blue flag status, one more than last year’s count. They are St George’s Bay, Fond Ghadir Bay, Westin Dragonara Hotel and Spa Beach, Qawra Bay, Bugibbat Beach, Mellieha Bay, Golden Bay, Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, Islands Edge Beach (Paradise Bay Hotel), and Ramla il-Hamra...

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25-04-2016 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Malta hosts Sweden: A knowledge exchange

Last week, 20Twenty dmc was fortunate to host a business exchange with Emnet and Maria from The Frans Schartaus Handelsinstitut in Stockholm. The aim was to share marketing knowledge and learn more about our different countries. We didn’t know what to expect from the two-day visit as it was our...

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01-04-2016 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Malte je t' aime!

In order to reach out to the French speaking world, 20twenty has just launched its web site into French. This was not a literal translation exercise but the virtual re-writing of the site by our in-house translator with a totally French-speaking mind set. This way, the 20twenty web site can...

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29-03-2016 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Malta International Airport - A €78 million investment

Malta International Airport (MIA) is set to invest €78 million after clenching higher profits in 2015 and successfully registering its 45th consecutive month of passenger growth.

Alan Borg, the CEO of Malta International Airport, in his interview with the Times of Malta, expressed his concern for detail. Read more

29-03-2016 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Paella, Bees, Elongated Skulls, Archaeological Museum a puzzling honey trail from Barcelona to Valletta and on to Mellieha

I was in Barcelona for a couple of days taking part in a filming project called “Medcruise & Princess Cruises Partnership Project” organised by Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn and P&O Australia. The goal was to offer the world’s best cruise experience and create a more meaningful, authentic, personal...

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09-03-2016 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

9 financial reasons the movie industry chooses Malta as a filming destination.

Malta is blessed with clear blue waters, diverse terrains, baroque architecture, a warm climate, and a friendly Mediterranean lifestyle.
So it’s no surprise why box office hits like Troy, Gladiator, Assassin’s Creed, and The Promise with Christian Bale used locations in Malta as backdrops for their scenes.
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22-02-2016 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

The Hilton Malta Hotel refurbishment - a €15 Million Investment

The Hilton Malta Hotel in St Julians is in its second week of its ten-week €15 million refurbishment. The project involves: the upgrading of 293 rooms, new food and beverage stations, the redesign of the Quarterdeck lounge and main restaurant, an extended lobby, and the installation of new elevators. Works...

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19-02-2016 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

[WATCH] Sunny Malta stages a backdrop for Sports Illustrated swimsuit shoot

Kelly Rohrbach, Kate Bock, Tanya Mityushina, Robyn Lawler and the beautiful Samantha Hoopes share their views about Malta and photoshoot experiences in a sultry behind-the-scenes video.  “When you have hair and you have to model in the wind, it can get really challenging” says Kelly Rohrbach combating the windy but sunny...

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27-01-2016 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Manoel Theatre – Grand setting for Events and Meetings

This month sees the end of the fourth edition of the Valletta International Baroque Festival which comprised of 25 events in nine venues around Valletta, Malta's UNESCO World Heritage-listed capital city. Kenneth Zammit Tabona, Artistic Director of the Manoel Theatre proudly stated that “The Baroque Festival this year was a...

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04-01-2016 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Feels like October

Conducting site inspections during the winter months is always a bit of a gamble. Although the Maltese climate is mild in winter, DMCs fear these months because of their unpredictability. When we were asked to organise a site inspection in December the first question that we asked ourselves is: why...

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15-12-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Norwegian TV crew choose Malta and 20Twenty

A Norwegian TV production company contacted 20Twenty to organise an episode for one of the most followed program in Norway for the biggest TV station with over 500,000 views per episode.

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15-12-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Malta! - A bloggers visit to malta hosted by 20twenty

Jeg har denne gangen satt fra meg sykkelen og tatt meg til Malta og Gozo. Nå er kanskje ikke Malta og Gozo like eksotisk som hverken Maldivene eller Amazonas som jeg har blogget fra tidligere. Likevel kan jeg love dere mye spennende fra denne øygruppen, som...

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15-12-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Redd skilpaddene - A bloggers visit to Malta hosted by 20Twenty

I dag har jeg sett skilpaddene Violetta, Romona og Stella returnere tilbake til Middelhavet etter 6 måneder med behandling på Xrobb L-Ghagin Nature Park. Ved hjelp av noen utrolig flinke personer her på Malta, har man restaurert en gammel militær kommunikasjonspost. Dette har delvis vært mulig med EU-midler...

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15-12-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

En nær-KON-TIKI-opplevelse! - A bloggers visit to Malta hosted by 20Twenty

Jeg sitter på en liten hyggelig kafe nede i The Three Cities, som de kaller det på Malta. Ingenting er som å sette seg ned på en rolig kafe etter en aktiv formiddag, og bare kunne sitte og titte på livet. Solen skinner. Vi har ca 30 grader, og så...

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15-12-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Kempinski og den blå lagune - A bloggers visit to Malta hosted by 20Twenty

Det er alltid litt vemodig å forlate et så flott anlegg som Kempinski på Gozo. Hotellet ligger stille og tilbaketrukket på Gozo og gir deg muligheten til å virkelig lade batteriene om du ønsker dette. Samtidig er det så godt plassert på øya at du lett kan ta deg rundt...

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15-12-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

En oppsummering fra Malta - A bloggers visit to Malta hosted by 20Twenty

Det er en litt småtrist høststemning i Oslo. Skydekket er lavt, det blåser ganske så kraftig, og i tillegg regner det ganske så jevnt. Da er det ikke så rart at man lengter litt tilbake til Malta! Fortsatt har de godt sommervær der nede og en kan fortsatt nyte fine...

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30-11-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Video for the DMC and Events Planner

The design stage of any MICE project is where you get the most creative. During the event, you’re too busy to enjoy it because you are making sure everything is running according to plan and solving issues that pop out of nowhere (like that inebriated guest who has just jumped...

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30-11-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Amazing places of Malta filmed from the air

  Another bird’s eye view video of the best locations on the Maltese Islands has emerged on youtube, courtesy of two travellers who fell head over heels with Malta and Gozo. The footage taken by filming enthusiast Maksym Kvitka and his brother during their one-week holiday in Malta.

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25-11-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

There Is Only One Place Like Malta

By Constant Steyn Why is Malta such an unknown tourist destination?  That is this tourist’s question following a weeklong visit filled with breath-taking discoveries.  
“Nowhere on earth is there a place the size of Malta with so many and such a wide variety of antique remnants which blends with the...

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27-10-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting – Malta 2015

In November 2015, Malta will host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting for the second time after a successful event in 2005. The smallest country in the Europe Union and the smallest state in the Mediterranean Sea, The Maltese Islands have served throughout the course of history as a link...

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29-09-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

The Mdina Grand Prix Classic Car Event

The Mdina Grand Prix Classic Car Event is a collection of classic car races around the Maltese Islands and a chance for the public to see classic automotive gems on display. This year the event will be held between the 8th of October and 11th of October. As summer closes...

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29-09-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

What Makes Malta the Ideal Conference, Convention or Meeting Destination

Globally recognised as much for being a culture hotspot as a historic hub and party island for young Hollywood—the bellybutton of Europe offers the ultimate in possibilities for destination meetings. Whether planning a conference near one of its fortified walls or scheduling a corporate event in a 700 year old...

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02-09-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

August Hat Trick for Gozo

PRESS RELEASE August Hat trick for the island of Gozo On the 16th August the mystical Island of Gozo welcomed the P&O Oriana. This was a landmark call as not only was it Oriana’s maiden call to Gozo but this was also P&O’s first ever call to Gozo. And furthermore, this was...

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31-08-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

What makes us unique!

There are DMCs and DMCs. DMC stands for ‘destination management company’ but in some cases, it stands for ‘dull management companies’ who dish out the same grovel. 20twenty is a DMC that loves making waves and cutting mustard. We dare to be different and often, the first in creating truly...

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31-08-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

By The Sea – Brad & Jolie

By The Sea, which was exclusively filmed on the Island of Gozo in the valley of Mgarr ix-Xini, marks the return of Angelina and Brad as onscreen lovers. The last time they were on screen together was on the set of Mr. And Mrs. Smith but the trailer will disappoint...

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31-08-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Team building and an opportunity to get fit - Last chance for your Malta Marathon 2015 experience.

As from the 1st of October, you can now register yourself and your partners for the 8th Vodafone Malta Marathon taking place in February 2016 in Malta. The race will kick off in Mdina - The silent City and end in Sliema. There are two available races: The full 42km...

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27-08-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

A Tourist's Love at First Sight

We had the good fortune of experiencing the Maltese way of life for the past two weeks and I hardly think I have the right words to describe what I feel. We adore the country, love the people and marveled at its ancient history, rich in culture and proud heritage...

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29-07-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Notte Bianca - Valletta

Organised by the Maltese Arts Council, Notte Bianca in Valletta is an annual event that celebrates Maltese tradition, food, culture and arts. On the evening of the 3rd of October 2015, Valletta - the European Capital of Culture 2018 will light up and welcome thousands of Maltese and foreigns to...

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29-07-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

CNN: The world’s 10 best islands. Is Malta in?

There is always a sense of pleasure when reputable companies and individuals around the world mention and praise the Maltese Islands. Recently CNN placed Malta in “The world’s 10 best islands”. Being a quality assured DMC it brings us great satisfaction to know that the Islands of Malta and Gozo...

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29-07-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Creative meets Malta

Every now and again, the Maltese Islands inspire travellers to document and film their journey. Sam Kolder, a extreme sports enthusiast and film maker spent a week in Malta and captured the island from his perspective.

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15-07-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Joseph Calleja - Malta's Annual Concert

Another well attended Malta Music Concert will be happening on August 3rd, 2015.  The Luxol Grounds in St Andrews will be the backdrop for Joseph Calleja’s annual Malta concert. This year he will be joined by American singer, songwriter and producer Anastacia, best known for her debut album, Not That...

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15-07-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

You won't believe what this Maltese photographer captured on video

We had to share with you this amazing youtube clip which has kept us all mesmerised. Its hypnotic scenes are the closest we will ever get to seeing the fascinating beauty of the Maltese Islands from a bird’s eyeview.  From views of stunning cliffs, secluded beaches, touristic waterfronts and landmarks...

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01-07-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Rolex Middle Sea Race – spectacular start to the sound of cannon fire

On Saturday 17th October 2015, 122 yachts from 26 countries ranging in size from 9.5 to 30.5 meters will have gathered in Malta for the spectacular start of this world famous yachting race in the sheltered waters of the Grand Harbour for the 36th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea...

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01-07-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

La Traviata

15/10/2015 – Aurora Theatre, Gozo Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece La Traviata will be returning to Gozo’s Teatru tal-Opra Aurora this October for the third time since 1998. The decision was made after a successful production of Il Trovatore in 2014.

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01-07-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

A year ago

This time last year, the South African Embassy in Rome celebrated its 20 years of freedom and democracy over a three-day series of events in Malta. A South Africa National Day gala dinner was held by the pool at the Grand Hotel Excelsior followed a day later by a delicious...

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28-05-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

IFA Messe Berlin Annual Press Conference 2015

In April 2015, almost 400 journalists from over 50 countries met in Malta for the IFA 2015 Global Press Conference. This was the second time the event was held on our island following the successful hosting of the event in 2009. IFA is the world’s leading trade fair for consumer...

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29-04-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

6 Festivals you cannot miss in Malta this summer!

You certainly cannot miss out on the activities  happening in Malta in the upcoming months of Summer. Along with the numerous village feasts, summer on the Maltese Islands hosts festivals celebrating fine wine, art, music, film making and even beer drinking!  

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25-03-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Isle of MTV 2015

On the 7th of July, Malta will host The Isle of MTV 2015 at the Granaries Square in Floriana. This annual music event will be the 9th edition. It is expected to bring together over 50,000 music lovers who recognise the Isle of MTV as one of the most important...

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13-03-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

5 Good Reasons to set sail in Malta this year

With summer fast approaching, the sun is already warming our islands each time it manages to escape through the thick winter clouds. The holiday vibe is upon us,  and we thought we’d share a few insights on why we believe your next holiday should be to set sail in Malta.

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03-03-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Quality Assured

20Twenty, has retained its Quality Assured seal, an award presented by the Malta Tourism Authority every two years to only those Maltese destination management companies (DMC’s) that are committed to high levels of quality, consistency and professionalism when organising meetings, conferences, incentives & other events on the Maltese Islands on...

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25-02-2015 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

SBS Discovery Radio (Sweden) kicks-off 2015 in Malta

Following a 3 day stay in Malta at the SAS Radisson Blu Golden Sands Resort, a group of 160 including DJs, co-workers, colleagues and their managers returned home to Sweden more enthusiastic and charged for year ahead. Their long weekend on our island was the idea of the directors of...

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22-10-2014 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Set sail to the Maltese Islands

Last Saturday 18th October, I was invited by the Royal Malta Yacht Club to watch the start of the Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014  at the Lower Barrakka Gardens overlooking the magnificent Grand Harbour. The 122 participating yachts set sail at different times from 10.30 am to noon depending on...

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22-09-2014 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

September Wedding by Wed in Malta

Claire and Jason’s summer wedding by the water’s Edge!

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19-08-2014 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Pure Gozo Incentive

Highlights on a Pure Gozo Incentive program for a major IT company in Scandinavia. On arrival Guests were greeted by the 20twenty team and escorted by luxury coaches to Mellieha, North of Malta. Their luggage was taken directy to their hotel. Waiting in Mellieha was a speedboat which whizzed then for...

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18-08-2014 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Meet and taste South Africa

H.E Ms Nomatemba Tambo, the South African Ambassador residing in Rome, hosted the 20th year celebrations of South Africa’s freedom and democracy in Malta recently. A South Africa National Day gala dinner was held by the pool at the Grand Hotel Excelsior. A South African performer, Thandy Ndlazi flew to Malta...

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05-08-2014 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Brangelina's Gozo movie

By the Sea is the movie which Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt will shoot in Gozo, Universal Pictures have said. Pitt and Jolie will star together in the drama that Jolie has written and will direct for Universal Pictures. The couple will produce the project, which was announced Friday by Donna...

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05-08-2014 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

We've Evolved!

Over the past few months there have been some exciting changes here, at InterTravel. We have changed and evolved, we’ve re branded. Our team has grown and so has our list of services. Even Malta has evolved, as a destination, with a host of new locations on offer, bringing more...

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28-02-2014 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

6 wedding planners getting together on a Fam trip in Malta by Wed in Malta

At last, long planned trip for our Dutch friends has come and also gone. Wed in Malta hosted 5 Dutch wedding planners from all over Holland to attend The Palace wedding open weekend as well as to experience our beautiful island and check out some very nice venues for their...

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26-02-2014 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Wed in Malta Blog - Interview with Vicky from Victoire Hair Salon

Wed in Malta Blog – Interview with Vicky from Victoire Hair Salon An interview with Vicky from Victiore hair and nails in San Gwann, Whilst doing the interview I noticed immediately that Vicky kept doing an emphasis on the “WE”.  Although the owner and manager of the salon, she considers herself...

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26-02-2014 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

What NOT to Wear - At wedding parties

We might have come across the famous TV program which captures poor women in need of serious make overs or better use of their wardrobe or guidance on how to adapt on changing bodies. Miraculously these women are not only transformed from the outside but somehow manage to get that...

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31-01-2014 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Ivory & Co bridal collection 2014/2015

As part of the Wed in Malta team, I was yesterday invited to the Bridal collection 2014/15 by Ivory & Co yesterday, which was a  great success despite the bad weather and wind blowing from all angles. All models have pulled off what was a very difficult walk, and have...

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31-01-2014 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Joseph Calleja – The Maltese Tenor in concert

Bravo Bravo bravo to our talented Maltese Tenor, who needs no introduction both locally and more so internationally…..

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31-01-2014 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Nature Trust Malta - A turtles journey

It’s been a long journey for our dear friends, who have been released back into the Mediterranean for yet another chance to live a hopeful and happy life! 6 adult turtles where released this month, Cicco, Jerry and Aladeen on the 8th July from Gnejna Bay whilst Moon, Robin and...

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31-01-2014 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Interview with Malta's soap maker - Charlene Mercieca

Young, energetic and full of knowledge, Charlene Mercieca takes us through her journey and the love for soap making, now with her own outlet she produces products free from Mineral oils or other BI products,Parabens, SLS and Animal fat. NONE OF THE PRODUCTS ARE TESTED ON ANIMALS!!! Interview by “WED in...

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31-01-2014 | Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Music entertainment for weddings and events

So last week I had the opportunity to meet one of the best and famous local artists Kurt Callejawho also represented us and set a place in the finals during the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku. Kurt is a down to earth an approachable person who is passionate about...

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