October 6th, 2017

Valletta has been selected as the European Cultural Capital city for 2018

Valletta has been selected as the  European Cultural Capital city for 2018 solely for its history and capabilities of putting together a cultural program for 2018. As you know Valletta was built in 1566 by the Knights Of St John & Malta and is a living museum. A huge renovation program has been going on for the last couple of years renovating the fortifications surrounding the city, the major palaces and auberges of the knights, as well as the main entrance of Valletta which has been planned and executed by the world famous Italian architect Renzo Piano. A major positive for the MICE business is that we can make use of nearly all of these renovated major historic buildings for gala dinners, receptions, etc. The program is not yet 100% finalized but I will send you a copy once it is around mid-September.

Other plus points for Malta include security and safety, small transfer distances, an array of historical venues, fortifications, museums that are open for use, excellent connectivity and accessibility from Europe with great connection timings for clients coming from the USA & Canada, an excellent choice of 4 and 5 star properties including all the important brands, fun and creative group of Islands with beautiful crystal clear blue seas, water sports galore, and boating in general, and the friendliness of the local people who have been welcoming guests with open arms for hundreds of years.