reasons to come to malta
Almost everyone speaks English
The fact that English is Malta’s second official language obviously helps and takes away a language barrier that many guests to other holiday destinations face time and again.
Malta was part of the British empire for around 160 years (gaining independence in 1964), which shaped the country and its inhabitants, most of whom now have a good command of the English language.
The Maltese people are known to be hospitable and friendly, spiced up with the colourful Mediterranean temperament. This might also be due to the fact that the Maltese people have learnt to co-habit with the foreigners since historically Malta has always been a target of invasion by many rulers due to its strategic commercial location in the heart of the Mediterranean, and yet still managing to establish its own unique identity and language.
The United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security ranks the Maltese Islands as one of the safest countries in the World
The culture of Malta reflects various societies that have come into contact with the Maltese Islands throughout the centuries, including neighbouring Mediterranean cultures, and the cultures of the nations that ruled Malta for long periods of time prior to its independence in 1964. The Maltese Islands have an extremely rich culture, entwined with their eclectic history and dating back hundreds of years. As a result, the Islands are home to numerous lively activities and events, including annual feasts and special occasions.
Malta has a Subtropical-Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm to hot summers. Rain occurs mainly in winter, with summer being generally dry. The average yearly temperature is 22–23 °C during the day and 15 °C at night. In the colder months the temperature ranges from 12 to 20 °C during the day, and 7 to 12 °C at night. In the warmer months the temperature ranges from 28 to 34 °C during the day and 19 to 24 °C at night.
Malta is located in the centre of the Mediterranean in Europe and is the EU’s smallest member state. Malta lies just 93 km (58 miles) South of Sicily (Italy) in Southern Europe, and 300 km (186 miles) North from the North African coast.
Flying to Malta is relatively cheap and fast. Various legacy airlines and low-cost carriers operate regular flights to and from Malta. Malta’s legacy airline namely AirMalta flies regularly to over 35 major European destinations all year round, Lowcost airlines flying to Malta include Ryaniar, Easyjet, Vueling, German Wings and Wizz Air.