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The Ultimate Yacht Racing Week in Malta

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 Yacht Racing Forum right after on the 28th -29th November. 

Embraced by the world’s most talented sailors and yachting enthusiasts alike, the 2016 RC44 Championship final is looking as intensive as ever. The RC44 Valletta Cup, hosted in Malta for the first time in March 2015, has returned this autumn with a bang. RC44 in itself is a one-design sailing class, a 44 foot long sleek racing vessel with a 121kg mast shooting sails 69foot high up in the sky. The design of the RC44 sailing boat was a three year intensive process, formulated by naval architect Andrej Justin and the five-time America’s Cup winner Russell Coutts. Its stunning design surely brings out the geek in every sailor. 

The class is fantastic, there’s just no comparison. The tour, the competition, the organisation, the boat design, everything is pushing the RC44 forward. There is uniformity and it makes it a joy to be part of for all entrants the yachting fandom.
The Maltese islands deliver challenging yet exciting conditions for the sailors, thus making the competition within the class an all-time high. Hubert Detrey, the RC44 Class Hospitality Manager, praised Malta for this: “Malta is considered to be the wind factory of the Mediterranean and with the warm climate the owners enjoy the fast pace racing Malta offers. The hospitality in Malta has been incomparable both from the local organising authority as well as all the stakeholders involved – all have made our teams and support crews very welcome”.

The RC44 Valletta Cup kicks off in Malta’s Grand Harbour on the 23rd November with a day of match racing in a tournament format. This year’s Valletta tournament will be an extra nail biting end to the final as the winner will be awarded the RC44 Championship Tour champion.

Watch the RC44 Championship Tour Promo on Youtube by clicking here

Members of the yacht racing community from all over the world are invited to save the date and join the Yacht Racing Forum 2016, on November 28-29 in Malta. Co-hosted by Yachting Malta and Yachting Events, the event will provide a unique opportunity to network, debate the future of the sport and make new business ties. The forum will take place right after the RC44 Valetta Cup, providing a great opportunity for participants to attend both events. The dates have also been selected in order to avoid clashes with Le Nautic Paris Boat Show.

The Yacht Racing Forum will be consisting of two conferences. Day one will focus on yacht racing marketing, design and technology. The day will end up with a gala reception that will provide a great opportunity to meet the sports' key personalities in a pleasant environment. Day two will host a plenary session and focus on risk management and safety in the morning, followed by topics of general interest for sailors, event organisers, designers and sponsors. Key international sailing stakeholders include Volvo Ocean Race, Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image, Virtual Regatta, Yacht Film and North Sails as well as international supporting environmental charities such as Sailors for the Sea.

“The main mission of the Yacht Racing Forum is to gather the sports' key personalities and organise a top quality event", says Bernard Schopfer, the owner of the Yacht Racing Forum. "The venue, in Malta, is absolutely stunning. We are determined to keep developing the Forum with a long term vision in order to provide guarantees of sustainability to our partners and exhibitors."

So grab a pair of binoculars and get your deck shoes ready. Head over to our magnificent Grand Harbour for a jam packed eventful yacht racing week!

10 Maltese beaches get Blue Flag status

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 in Gozo.

It is the first time Golden Bay has achieved the accolade, after being recognised as a Beach of Quality in 2015.
Gozo’s Hondoq Bay and Marsalforn Bay were awarded Beach of Quality status.

Beaches that achieve Blue Flag status meet high standards for water quality, safety, environmental education and information, the provision of services and general environmental management.
The St George’s Bay, Bugibbat Pearched Beach, Qawra Beach, and Mellieha Bay sites were particularly praised for their environmental education activities.

There was a word of warning for Ghajn Tuffieha, Ramla Bay and Island’s Edge beach, with the international jury that awards Blue Flags noting that their bin standards remained substandard.
The jury also stressed that Mellieha Bay, Bugibbat, Qawra, San Georges Bay and Fond Ghadira beaches should be monitored more to ensure that the proper waste separate and waste disposal is up to standard. Failing to do this would mean that they may lose their Flag during 2016, the jury warned.

In a statement, the Malta Tourism Authority welcomed the news. It thanked MTA employees working in its Product Development Directorate for their commitment to beach management and also had words of praise for the Cleansing Services Directorate, Environmental Health and the Planning Authority.

MTA CEO Paul Bugeja said that the increased number of Blue Flag beaches would ensure “that our summer product continues to be competitive”. Now the MTA had to work harder to do even better in the future, he added.

Post credit: Times of Malta

Malta hosts Sweden: A knowledge exchange

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 first time holding such an event. Needless to say, ten minutes into our conversation changed our mind-set. It was clear that Emnet and Maria were experts in their fields who happily shared key facts about Sweden and its people.

Malte je t' aime!

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 be accessed by its clients and potential clients from France, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada and Algeria.

http://www.20twenty.com.mt/fr/ 

Malta International Airport - A €78 million investment

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.

“If the detail is right, everything else falls into place. Detail is what Malta needs in its every aspect to continue attracting more tourists”.

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

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 and exclusive guest experience in each of the destinations that these cruise ships visited. It was a challenge to highlight what first-time visitors should see and do in the limited time they have in port. I had 30 minutes, but it felt like the 30-second elevator pitch, so I made the best of it with the advantage of my deep involvement in destination management.

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

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.

While all of the above movies took advantage of Malta’s ideal shoot spots, investors also benefited from Malta’s attractive financial incentives. The benefits consist of tax rebates drawn by the Maltese government to attract the movie industry to the Islands. These are:

The Hilton Malta Hotel refurbishment - a €15 Million Investment

Hilton Quarterdeck Terrace

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 are being carried out 24/7 to meet the 16 April 2016 deadline.

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

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit

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 Maltese autumn weather. The models worked vigorously against the breezy conditions but succeeded in the colossal task of keeping their petit tops on and their flawlessly styled hair out of their eyes. 

Maltese postcard locations: Valletta, Mdina, Birgu, Marsaxlokk, World War II shelters and - of course - the Azure Window in Gozo were pinned as backdrops for the provocative photoshoot. At the Azure Window, the behind-the scenes-video features “revealing” insights into the shoot. Models reassure viewers that although they posed in: “Little quaint places, the pictures are so incredible… so much art goes into it.”

Towards the end of the video Kate Brock sums up her experience “Here we’ve had beautiful, sun (sunny?), warm weather - happy to jump in the ocean”. Three out of four correct. Sorry Kate but there is no ocean here - only our clear blue seas.

Sports illustrated Swimsuit Issue is an annual magazine, published by American Sports Illustrated. The cover features models - all women throughout history - wearing swimsuits in exotic locations.

 

Manoel Theatre – Grand setting for Events and Meetings

Justus Frantz takes over the Manoel Theatre

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 literal galaxy of stars; Mahan Esfahan, Philippe Herreweghe and Jordi Savall to mention just three. Since its inception in 2013 it has leapfrogged from strength to strength attracting an international audience happy to spend a week or two in the inimitable atmosphere of Valletta, our tiny capital city”.

Feels like October

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 could this have been scheduled for late autumn or early spring?

Norwegian TV crew choose Malta and 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.

Malta! - A bloggers visit to malta hosted by 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 kanskje på mange måter er litt glemt.

Malta var utrolig populær for noen år siden, hvor de store charteroperatørene hadde Malta på programmet og fraktet kunder inn i hele sommerhalvåret. Dessverre har ikke Malta kommet på programmet igjen de siste årene, og derfor har Malta kanskje falt litt i «glemmeboka» som vi sier hjemme i Vestfold. Det går fortsatt et par direktefly dit med Norwegian i uken, så for deg som kanskje blir litt interessert i å reise ned hit etter blogginnleggene vi har tenkt til å dele med deg, så finnes det en flott mulighet å komme hit ned til god pris.

Min reise hit ned gikk via Frankfurt med Lufthansa, og denne ruten sørger for at du lander kl 12 og har hele dagen foran deg. Det er ingen tidsforskjell fra Norge, men det er mye varmere med fantastiske 30 grader i luften. Det å kunne reise fra kalde oktober-Oslo til varme Malta, gjør meg rett og slett glad. Det er liksom noe med det å kunne komme seg bort litt i oktober. Bare det å gå ut fra terminalbygget og bort til leiebilen er en utrolig deilig og varm opplevelse, spesielt etter en lang og regntung sommer som vi har hatt i Oslo.

Når du så ruller forsiktig med bilen ut fra flyplassen og ut på motorveien, kommer første overraskelsen; de kjører jo på venstre side? Det burde vel ha ringt en bjelle når jeg satte meg bak rattet, men da var jeg visst mest opptatt av å ha fått med all bagasjen. Jeg har selvfølgelig valgt en veldig liten bil, ettersom det skal være utrolig vanskelig å parkere her, så jeg ofret rett og slett ikke venstrekjøringen en eneste tanke. Det å kjøre på feil side er jo ikke vanskelig på parkeringen, men det blir noe helt annet som sagt, på motorveien…

Alt løste seg og etter litt tilvenning fant jeg til og med veien som tok meg videre til Blue Grotto. Å stå på klippen over Blue Grotto og se ned i det fantastiske vannet, er fantastisk. Du finner fjellformasjoner på Malta som er helt unike, og vannet er krystallklart, slik at selv høyt oppe på klippen kan du se langt ned under vannflaten. Det å da ta seg ut til grotten i små fiskebåter blir en fin opplevelse, selv om man må dele den med mange andre turister. Jeg synes alltid det er spesielt å bevege seg inn til strender og grotter vannveien. En kjenner seg litt som de gamle oppdagerne i det man seiler inn i grotten. Når også reisen dit med båt i tillegg passerer lokale fiskere som fisker og hilser fra land i utkanten av havnen, og noen tar seg en liten «power nap» mens andre igjen skrur og mekker på båtene sine i havnebassenget, ja da blir turen enda finere.

En helt super førstedag, og jeg gleder meg allerede masse til i morgen. Da skal jeg nemlig adoptere mitt aller første dyr, og samtidig skal jeg titte litt på naboøya til Malta, som er Gozo. Det er også meldt bra vær, så da kan det vel hende at jeg prøver meg på et lite bad i havet også kanskje…

Har du vært på Malta tidligere?
Gi Reinhardt tips om ting han bør sjekke ut, davel!

Redd skilpaddene - A bloggers visit to Malta hosted by 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 fra Norge. Man har valgt å bygge opp den gamle basen med fokus på gjenvinning av energi sammen med beplantning av ulike trær og busker. Samtidig inviterer man skoleklasser og andre studenter til å delta i arbeidet. De har ferdigstilt første del av restaureringen og er nå godt i gang med del to.




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I dette programmet finnes det også en marineprofil, hvor man tar vare på skadde skilpadder funnet rundt omkring Malta og Gozo. Disse blir fraktet inn til Xrobbs marineavdeling hvor de blir undersøkt. På den måten kan de finne ut hva skaden er så fort som mulig, og hvorvidt individet kan reddes. I de fleste tilfellene kan dyret reddes, men det krever ofte operasjon eller annen behandling. Skilpaddene blir utsatt for alle mulige slags skader, men som oftest kommer skaden fra båt, fiskesnører eller plast. Det tar dessverre ofte veldig lang tid fra det øyeblikket skilpadden kommer til Xrobb, til den igjen blir sluppet ut i Middelhavet.





Behandlingen av disse dyrene tar lang tid og mange skader er ofte veldig alvorlige. Etter en dag på senteret kan jeg ikke annet enn å bli imponert over arbeidet som legges ned i å redde disse skilpaddene. I dag oppbevares skilpaddene i tanker i et gammelt fort ikke så langt fra Xrobb. Om du hadde nevnt til det engelske forsvaret at fortet om 25 år skulle ta vare på skilpadder istedenfor ammunisjon, ja, da hadde de nok blitt litt sjokkert. Skilpaddene holder til på historisk grunn enn så lenge, men de blir flyttet når Xrobb er klar med del to.



Jeg avsluttet som sagt dagen med å se 3 glade skilpadder forsvinne ut blant bølgene igjen, og jeg var ikke alene om å få se dette… Hele den lille prosessen hvor de svømmer ut i vannet igjen via sandstranden, ble nøye fulgt av media. I tillegg hadde et antall politikere møtt opp, og mye skyldes nok at de har valg i november. Utrolig hvor mange folk som dukket opp på stranden, det ble nesten litt «Cannes-feeling» et par «korte» minutter nede på denne lille stranden.


Nå har jeg faktisk blitt så imponert over programmet jeg har fått lære om, at jeg har adoptert en ny liten skilpadde som ble reddet for ca 2 måneder siden. Gjennom bloggen vil dere kunne følge den lille jente-skilpadden tilbake til havet i november. I morgen får jeg alle adoptivpapirene, og da synes jeg vi sammen skal finne et flott navn til vår nye venn.

Kom gjerne med navnforslag i kommentarfeltet allerede nå!

En nær-KON-TIKI-opplevelse! - A bloggers visit to Malta hosted by 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 langt jeg kan se er det ikke sky på himmelen. Og vi er i oktober!

Jeg tror nesten ikke det kan bli bedre.

Deep Water pool

Three Cities består egentlig av tre ulike bydeler som stikker ut som tre halvøyer inn mot havnebassenget i Valletta. Det var i disse bydelen de ulike ridderne bodde, og de delte også halvøyene opp slik at de ulike nasjonalitetene hadde sitt eget område. Litt som en storby i Europa den dag i dag. Ridderne kom fra ulike land i Europa og ble litt territoriale på Malta, men sto likevel sammen mot alle angrep gjennom de årene de styrte øyene.

Skip fra Troy, Moby Dick




Flere båter fra Troy

Det var også her de startet å bygge opp de fantastiske festningsverkene som du finner over hele Malta og Valletta. Bydelene består i dag av Cospicua, Vottoriosa og Senglea. Nå sitter jeg i Vottoriosa på et lite torg som heter Misrah ir- Rebha og tenker litt tilbake på formiddagen.



Surface Marine Tank




Utstyr fra KON-TIKI produksjon

Jeg har vært så heldig at jeg fikk besøke MFS, som står for Mediterranean Film Studios. Du kjenner kanskje igjen navnet fra pressen hjemme i Norge? Nettopp, det var her de spilte inn store deler av KON-TIKI filmen!



Utsikt over anlegget

Mye av det vi ser på filmen er spilt inn i to av verdens største bassenger for filminnspilling her nede på Malta. Anlegget består at en voldsom stor back lot (som man sier på filmspråket), hvor man kan bygge alt fra en liten brygge til en hel liten by ved sjøen. I tillegg finnes det som sagt to enorme tanker.



I Vottoriosa



En Deep Water tank som har en dybde fra 11 meter til 49 meter og med 43,2 million liter vann. Her kan man senke store skip og mange undervannsscener blir produsert i denne tanken. I tillegg har de den enorme Surface Marine Tank, som er 122m x 92m x1,90.




I Cospicua

Det er denne tanken du ser det meste av tiden i Kon-Tiki filmen. Når jeg var i studioet var det kun Deep Water som var fylt med vannet etter avsluttet filming. Når du står i den enorme Surface tanken skjønner du hvilke effekter de gir til filmene. Her går jeg rundt på samme sted som der hvor Odd-Magnus Williamson, Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen, Gustaf Skarsgård, Tobias Santelmann, Anders Baasmo Christiansen og Jakob Oftebro sloss mot bølger og hai.


Utsikt til Valletta fra Cospicua



I dag er faktisk MFS et veldig kjent sted for filmproduksjon. Her har stjerner som Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks, Gerard Depardieu, William Hurt, Ethan Hawke og Russel Crow laget film. Nylig avsluttet man filmingen av Captain Phillips, som handler om Mærsk-skipet som ble tatt til fange av somaliske pirater. Det har også blitt produsert filmer som Gladiator, Troy, Moby Dick, U-571, Cutthroat Island og Midnight Express.


Jeg får se litt at det mekaniske som blir produsert til de ulike filmene. Med hjelp av ulike mekaniske innretninger kan man produsere ulike bølger, vind, regn osv. Det er først når man står midt i alt sammen at man forstår hvor mye jobb som legges ned i en produksjon. Det er jo noen ganger at man får med «Behind the scene» produksjon på noen av de filmene man kjøper, men dette blir noe helt annet.



Nå blir det bra å avslutte kaffepausen, for nå venter noe helt annet. Medina, midt inne på Malta på 185 moh på et lite platå som heter Dingli. Byen motstod et angrep av 18 000 tyrkere i 1422, og i 1530 kom Malteserordenen hit før de flyttet videre til Brigu og seinere Valletta.

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

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

En oppsummering fra Malta - A bloggers visit to Malta hosted by 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 dager på stranden. Det er færre turister der, selv om du på ingen måte kommer til å være alene. Likevel kan du få et av de fineste bordene på uterestauranten inne i Valletta. Det er behagelig å bevege seg rundt både på Gozo og Malta, og det går fortsatt fint an å ta seg en seiltur ut på havet. Om du tar deg litt ut fra Maltas kyst finner du masse god vind selv om det stille inne ved land.





Valletta syder fortsatt av liv og det er nå du virkelig kan kose deg rundt om i byen. Bare det å gå rundt i de små gatene og bare ta inn stemningen og de flotte bygningene er en opplevelse. Det er nå du finner de riktig gode tilbudene, og i tillegg kan finne den nye sommer kolleksjonen for 2013. Litt tidligere her enn hjemme siden det aldri blir noe ordentlig vinter på Malta. Det er fortsatt en deilig stemming på Westin Dragonara. Ingenting er som å sette seg i resepsjonens restaurant med en god kaffe og kjenne litt på hotellivet. Solen titter inn gjennom de store vinduene og gir hele området en følelse av å være både inne og ute på samme tid.











Har du lyst å bevege deg litt rundt på øya kan du like gjerne leie en scooter som en bil. Scooter er jo mye enklere å parkere i de små gatene. Den tar seg lett fram i trafikken, og er det litt varmt får du bare god frisk luft som kjøler deg ned før neste stopp. Pussig nok er det ikke så mange tohjulinger på Malta. Her er nok malteseren plutselig litt engelsk, for det er bil som gjelder her på øya selv om det er vanskelig å finne parkering i tillegg til laaange køer i rushen. Jeg brukte scooter på store deler av reisen min rundt omkring på Malta og Gozo, og hadde ingen problemer. Det var mer en befrielse å sette seg på scooteren og suse avgårde bortover veien og ta inn gode dufter, kjenne vinden og i tillegg få masse inntrykk på vei til neste mål.












Nå som jeg tenker tilbake på Malta og Gozo, vil jeg passe på å takke alle samarbeidspartnere som gjorde denne livebloggingen mulig;

  • Casapinta
  • Island Caterers
  • Alist
  • air Floral Designer
  • Candylicious
  • Mediterranean Film Studios
  • Godwin’s Garage
  • Jubilee Foods
  • Nature Trust Malta
  • Malta Segway
  • Meridiana Wines
  • Kempinski San Lawrenz Resort
  • Westin Dragonara Resort
  • Quadro
  • Sun and Fun
  • Barbarossa
  • Carmelite priory Café and Museum
  • Limestone Heritage
  • Zeris
  • A&S Water Taxis
  • Gozo Adventures
  • GTA & MTA
  •  Royal Malta Yacht Club

Gjør som meg; Ta en tur til Malta og Gozo om du har lyst å oppleve noe helt nytt!
PS: Husker du at vi har adoptert en skilpadde som snart skal settes ut i havet igjen? Det er tid for å finne navn til denne skilpadden, så klikk deg inn på vår facebookside – og kom med dine forslag!

Video for the DMC and Events Planner

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 on a table singing an 80’s classic).

Amazing places of Malta filmed from the air

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.

There Is Only One Place Like Malta

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 modern world.”

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting – Malta 2015

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 between North Africa and Europe. Malta, The CHOGM host for 2015, will provide a platform Commonwealth countries to meet and together discuss strategies of collaboration.

The Mdina Grand Prix Classic Car Event

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 its curtain for a warm autumn, the Mdina street circuit, set atop a hill of an blissful countryside will host the final race

What Makes Malta the Ideal Conference, Convention or Meeting Destination

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 hospital or at a new-hip beach club, Malta leaves corporate attendees and vacationers longing to return.

August Hat Trick for Gozo

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 the first time that a cruise ship called exclusively to Gozo. Out of 1800 passengers on board, more than 1500 disembarked on shore excursions and independently.

On the 28th August Hapag Lloyd’s flagship, Europa 2 weighed anchor in the same spot just between the island of Gozo and the island of Comino, famous for its magical Blue Lagoon. Guests reported that they thoroughly enjoyed their Gozo experience. In the afternoon the children onboard where treated to banana rides on the ship’s zodiacs, one of which was captained by the Master of the ship himself.

To mark this occasion the Minister for Gozo, the Hon Anton Refalo accompanied by Ms Refalo, Ms Esther Bajada, Director of Tourism & Economic Development (Ministry for Gozo) and his P.R. Assistant Ms Marthese Attard were invited onboard to meet with the Master, Captain Ulf Wolter.

The following day, the elegant Seabourn Sojourn arrived on what was her 5th call of the season and the second in August. Seabourn have been calling on Gozo since April 2006 when Peter Cox, Itinerary Planning Director added Gozo for the first time on a Seabourn itinerary. After more trial calls to monitor passenger feedback which was consistently positive, Seabourn is now Gozo’s most frequent caller.

The Minister for Gozo expressed his satisfaction with the way that Gozo was attracting high-end cruise ships that dovetailed with Gozo strategy of attracting this particular niche market. He also personally thanked Ivan Mifsud, Managing Director of 20Twenty. for his unrelenting support for Gozo.

What makes us unique!

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 unique experiences in the destinations in which we operate, namely: Malta, Gozo and Algeria.

By The Sea – Brad & Jolie

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 anyone hoping to see the stormy sparks of their previous film.
 

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

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 marathon or the half 21km marathon. Which will you challenge?
 
The winter months of the Maltese Islands offer the ideal temperatures for outdoor activities. With minimal rainfall throughout the year and temperatures varying between 9 and 15 degrees celsius, it’s no wonder that people from all of the world are participating in the marathon and visiting the Islands in the winter months.

A Tourist's Love at First Sight

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. The splendor of its majestic natural beauty is something I have never seen before, and I have travelled to many other countries over the years.

Notte Bianca - Valletta

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 visit and explore her streets which will be filled with activities and attractions for both young and old.
 

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

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 are being recognised as awesome destinations to discover.

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