Holidaymakers choosing Malta rose by seven percent in the very first quarter of this year compared to last, and gives vindication to the Maltese hotels and vacations lobby who had advised the federal government to allow low expense airline companies to fly to the island.The initially 3 months of the year are traditionally the quietest for the Malta holidays industry, and is believed to reflect the year as an entire so far, with maybe even a near ten per cent boost in tourist general for 2007 compared to 2006. The surprise amongst the data is where the travelers have actually come from. Lots of people in the Malta holidays market expected a big boost in visitors from the UK, but visitor numbers have remained static, as they have from Germany and France. The increase in visitors came from Russia, Sweden, Belgium and Italy. Excellent news comes not only from the boost in traveler numbers, but likewise from the quantity travelers spend while on the island- some 10 per cent higher than 2006. Another airline company has actually joined the race for the flight to Malta market, putting pressure on the low expense airlines already running to Malta to further decrease their rates to remain ahead of their competition,-all excellent news for consumers and the Malta hotels and holidays industry.But unlike a few of the airlines running operations to and from Malta, Click Air will be flew in the peak vacation months of June to October, generating around 12,000 tourists to the island, a portion of the approximated 200,000 travelers prepared for during 2007 provided by low expense airline companies as a whole.Regular tourists to Malta have actually never had it so great. Not just has their option of airline company and airports serving Malta expanded substantially, however the perennial favourite of many service and holiday visitors, Air Malta, has resisted against the new low cost airline companies with decreased fares and offers of their own.In their conventional market of flights from the UK to Malta, the airline started a new route from Liverpool’s John Lennon airport in Might this year, serving the north-west of England.The airline company that initially brought low cost airlines to Malta has done well enough to begin brand-new routes to the island. Ryanair, the Irish based low cost airline company, were the first airline company to win the right to
fly to Malta from the island’s primary markets for tourist of Ireland and the UK.The very first route released has actually been running between London’s Luton Airport given that November 2006, while the Dublin route had its inaugural flight in March this year. Both paths have actually drawn in excellent seat occupancy levels, with traveler numbers in Malta rising.The brand-new path will run between Bremen in Germany to Malta and will be a welcome addition for Malta’s effort to draw in more German tourists to the island.As part of their offensive to maintain existing travelers and to lure brand-new ones to utilize the airline, Air Malta are providing customers the chance to book flights in advance for this winter with costs beginning from around 20 Euros(around US$ 25 ). If effective the extra tourists for Malta in her

off-peak months will be a welcome boost for the island’s hotels and holiday trade, coming off the back of a summer that might see the 10 per cent increase in arrivals compared to last year achieved, developing on the seven per cent already reported for the very first 3 months of 2007. Britain’s favourite TELEVISION soap and the world’s longest running drama, Crowning Street, is likewise playing a part in increasing Malta, according to a UK based Malta holidays guide. Aired in late July and early August, the soap ran a story of 2 of Crowning Street’s characters taking a last minute holiday to the island. The episodes featured Eileen, played by Sue Cleaver and Steve, played by Simon Gregson initially in the capital Valletta, prior to going to a hotel by the Mediterranean.According to the Malta travel guide the number of visitors to the travel guide’s web site more than doubled on the evenings right away after the episodes featuring Malta were screened compared to typical, and the total effect is still bringing advantages some months after the episodes were first shown. More low cost flights is great news for those thinking about Malta for a holiday, and consists of details of both the airport and inexpensive Malta flight news.The guide also has Malta holiday information such as the map and weather, plus a weather Milan forecast 100