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Nov
21
2018

British tourists flock to Malta in 2018

Singles holidays in Malta

The number of Brits visiting Malta has soared, with 18.4% more tourists travelling to the small archipelago in September 2018 compared with the same time last year.

Some 70,500 people travelled to Malta from the United Kingdom to explore its architectural gems in the city of Valletta, and to swim in its beautiful blue waters. The figures reported in Malta Today showed that in the first nine months of 2018, more than two million tourists travelled to Malta – a 15.6% increase year on year. In September alone, visitors to Malta spent an estimated 243 million euros.

For many years, Malta was a lesser-known travel destination. However, tourists have wised-up to the beautiful and fascinating sights the country has to offer. Its capital city, Valletta, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and truly a sight to behold.

For foodies, Malta is tipped to be the next Mediterranean hotspot with its unique local cuisine. Among its many exciting dishes are the lampuki pie (a delicious fish pie), bragioli (a decadent dish made with smoky bacon off-cuts, fresh pork and beef) and their very own version of the Italian cannoli. Reuben Mourad, contributor to The Daily Meal said: “The simplicity of Maltese dishes sings through, with a resulting emphasis on the celebration of loud, natural flavours. Rather than dishes containing an abundance of different key ingredients and assorted embellishments, recipes are simple. They not only rely on quality, fresh produce, but also on the skilful selection of herbs and spices, cooked with traditional techniques.”

With so much to offer, it’s of little surprise that British travellers are choosing to visit this stunning island. We offer lots of single traveller holidays to Malta, so why not check out our latest deals?