Why Choose Malta?

Not many destinations have thousands of years experience as a meeting place. But the Maltese Islands have played host to everyone from St. Paul to latter-day presidents and from EU conferences to small groups. Whatever the size, formality or informality of your event, Malta has the venues to suit, whether you are looking for the perfect place to hold a business meeting or conference, or an ideal destination to host your staff’s well deserved incentive.

With over 300 days of sunshine per year, Malta is ideal to hold meetings or events throughout most of the year. Malta is made up of three main islands – Malta, Gozo and Comino giving the chance to offer a wonderful diverse program in numerous locations with short distances between.

About Malta

Steeped in prehistoric ruins, tales of the Knights of St. John and 7,000 years of history, Malta along with neighbors Comino and Gozo is a cultural Mediterranean gem. With a combination of fascinating history, stunning scenery and beautiful venues, from Palazzo’s to Conference Centres, Malta is the perfect destination for your next event.

Fun facts about Malta:

Capital City:   Valletta
Location:   Within 3 hours flying range from most European Capital Cities.  The Maltese islands (Malta, Gozo and Comino) lie virtually at the centre of the Mediterranean Sea.
Area:   316 km²
Airport:   Malta International Airport (MLA)
Climate:   Mediterranean with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers
Time:   Malta is one hour ahead of GMT (2 hours ahead in summer)
Population:   440,000 (National Statistics Office, Malta 2016)
Religion:   Roman Catholic (98% of population)
Languages:   Maltese (official), English (official). Italian, though not official is widely spoken
Independence:   21 September 1964 (from UK)
Currency:   Euro

History

The Maltese Islands went through a golden Neolithic period, the remains of which are the mysterious temples dedicated to the goddess of fertility. Later on the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians, the Romans and the Byzantines all left their traces on the Islands. In 60 A.D. St. Paul was shipwrecked on the island while on his way to Rome and brought Christianity to Malta. The Arabs conquered the islands in 870 A.D. and left an important mark on the language of the Maltese.

Malta has a very colourful history and it has influenced many areas from architecture, culture and food. You will see all over the Maltese Islands the how the different elements and previous rulers have left their mark on the island.

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