Second publication in a week says Malta is an ideal travel destination in 2018
Where should you be travelling in 2018? Architectural Digest magazine has recently posed this question and consulted travel experts on the answer. In its own words, the publication’s experts explored the “hottest new cultural institutions and hotels opening” and looked around the globe for the “most exciting emerging destinations”.
This resulted in 20 destinations from the world over, one of which is Valletta. In a short write-up describing the reason behind the choice, the publication referred to the fact that Valletta is the 2018 European Capital of Culture and a Unesco World Heritage Site famous for its 16th century fortifications created by the Knights of the Order of St John of Jerusalem.
The publication notes that the festivities planned will extend far beyond Malta’s capital, with some 400 events and 140 projects by 1,000 local and international artists, curators, performers, writers, designers and filmmakers.
The Malta Tourism Authority’s CEO Paul Bugeja welcomed the latest in a series of positive mentions for the Maltese Islands in prestigious international publications.
Minister for Tourism Konrad Mizzi referred to the fact that Lonely Planet recently considered Malta as one of the 10 countries that its readers “need to visit next year”. He noted that such recognitions emphasise the importance of safeguarding local heritage for the benefit of both present and future generations.
In this regard, the MTA and the Ministry for Tourism work hand in hand in order to ensure that the Maltese Islands continue to stand out in the international marketplace for travel.