A promising looking summer season for tourism – MHRA
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The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) has expressed it’s satisfaction about the reported growth in arrivals in May and June 2012 and has again stressed that hotels should not reduce their rates as the summer is looking promising and potentially could even finish with another record number of arrivals.
MHRA added that it is working closely with the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA), Air Malta, the Malta International Airport (MIA) and other stake holders so that accessibility for the November 2012 to April 2013 period returns to at least levels achieved in period November 2010 to April 2011 which was one of the best winter period for tourism to Malta.
The Association said is is also working with MTA to enable MHRA members to be more proactive in marketing jointly Malta for niche tourism markets.
MHRA President, Mr Tony Zahra said that, “MHRA notes with satisfaction the focus of the various stakeholders including the Ministry of Tourism, MTA, MIA and Air Malta to ensure that tourism grows in spite of the economic turmoil that is being experienced in a good number of our source markets. It is therefore clear that when all the stakeholders combine their efforts together the results are very positive.”