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Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

Latest news and Blog Posts from 20Twenty

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From hosting truly great clients and organisations, to weddings, leisure, sun, sea and fun!

Creative meets Malta

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.

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

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 Race. The Rolex Middle Sea Race is a highly rated offshore classic, often mentioned in the same breath as the Rolex Fastnet, The Rolex Sydney – Hobart and Newport-Bermuda as a “must do” race. The Royal Malta Yacht Club and the Royal Ocean Racing Club co-founded the race in 1968

La Traviata

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.

A year ago

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 Braai. Guests were entertained by Thandy Ndlazi who flew to Malta especially for the celebrations. Two South African Master Chefs were also flown in to recreate the flavours of this vibrant country. Local South African wine importers NM Arrigo and Mirachem Ltd kindly provided both events with some great Sauvignon Blanc and Pinotage wines.

IFA Messe Berlin Annual Press Conference 2015

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 electronics and home appliances and takes place yearly at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds (Expo Center City) in September.
 

Joseph Calleja - Malta's Annual Concert

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 Kind.  The lead single “I’m Outta Love” became the biggest selling song of the year in 2000. Another one of Anastacia’s successes includes  the international chart topper “Paid My Dues” which reached No. 1 in eight countries.

Maltese-born Joseph Calleja has quickly become one of the most acclaimed and sought-after tenors  of today. He appears extensively in concert throughout the world, singing with leading orchestras at summer festivals, including Salzburg, and in outdoor concerts in front of tens of thousands of people in Malta, Paris, and Munich.  His golden-age voice routinely inspires comparisons to “legendary singers from earlier eras: Jussi Björling, Beniamino Gigli, even Enrico Caruso” (Associated Press).

6 Festivals you cannot miss in Malta this summer!

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!

 

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

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 and the Portomaso marina to overhead shots of the historical capital city of Valletta, the Grand Harbour and the Mdina ditch which separates the Silent City from Rabat. You might think it has been taken from a scene in a movie shot by a film crew in a helicopter but this is not Hollywood. The beauty of the island has been captured by Mark Cassar using drone filming.  The editing and music encapsulates this Malta video tour. It gives more than a glimpse of what a visitor will expect from our islands. We are very excited for Mark who is our official photographer. Youtube number of views are growing fast and we are certain you will also enjoy and recommend it for viewing.

Isle of MTV 2015

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 music concerts in summer. The novelty of the Isle of MTV Malta is the concentration of the best new and established artists on the globe performing live on one stage. Martin Garixx is the first artist confirmed for the event.  When MTV releases the official line-up, this page will be updated. So stay tuned!

5 Good Reasons to set sail in Malta this year

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.

Quality Assured

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 behalf of overseas clients. To attain this seal, the DMC’s must be fully compliant to satisfy the criteria covering several areas including, stability, public liability, insurance cover, years in operation, staff education and training, sales procedures, client feedback and ultimately an audit performed by the Malta Tourism Authority. Ivan Mifsud, Managing Director of 20Twenty was presented the QA certificate valid till January 2017 by the MTA CEO Mr. Paul Bugeja at the Award Ceremony which was held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre last Wednesday 25th February 2015.

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

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 SBS Discovery. Their travel agency in Sweden entrusted us at 20Twenty with the task of designing an inspiring programme and then supporting them throughout their stay. We also had to find something unique to entertain the entertainers; definitely a challenging task yet we found the perfect act which generated an exhilarating and memorable evening for our guests at Café’ del Mar in Qawra.

Set sail to the Maltese Islands

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 their specifications.

Pure Gozo Incentive

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 a refreshing swim at the crystal clear Blue lagoon waters of Comino, a tiny Island between Malta and Gozo

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

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 possible upcoming weddings.

Meet and taste South Africa

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 especially for the celebrations. Ndlazi started her music career at age of 18 as a back-up vocalist for South African musicians. She has performed for different occasions such as national days, Africa Day and the FIFA World Cup. She entertained thousands of fans at FIFA Fan Fest 2010 in Rome’s Villa Borghese by singing traditional South African songs.

Brangelina's Gozo movie

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 Langley, chairman of Universal Pictures, which has acquired all worldwide rights.

We've Evolved!

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 exciting ideas and prospects.

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

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 part of the team, her extended family, she calls it in one of her answers given in the interview. With many weddings and events coming up later on this year and many more next year, she hopes to be able to always be inspired as she’s been in the past 10 years.

What NOT to Wear - At wedding parties

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 confidence surface all the way out from the inside too. This has inspired me to perhaps put a wee list of some things we should consider when we are invited to a wedding and perhaps confused on what to wear and whether that particular item would cut it for such an event.

Ivory & Co bridal collection 2014/2015

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 managed to show the beauty of each individual dress.

Nature Trust Malta - A turtles journey

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 Tiny Tim made the Gozotan headlines being the first set of turtles released from Hondoq ir Rummien.

Interview with Malta's soap maker - Charlene Mercieca

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 MALTA”

Music entertainment for weddings and events

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 what he loves doing most. MUSIC!

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