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Malta recognised for short break appeal

Increasing numbers of Brits are booking flights to Malta for short stays and weekend breaks.

Increasing numbers of Brits are booking flights to Malta for short stays and weekend breaks.

This is according to the Malta Tourism Authority, whose director Alex Incorvaja remains "cautiously optimistic" about tourism numbers going into next year.

"You can fly out from every corner of the UK and we have our legacy carriers including Air Malta, which services Gatwick, Birmingham and London Heathrow," he commented.

"We’ve got Ryanair servicing a multitude of airports to Malta [and] we’ve got some new operators too."

Mr Incorvaja went on to say that Malta’s size, variety of accommodation and ease of access made the Mediterranean archipelago an "ideal" holiday destination.

He also highlighted the importance of the British tourism market, with 35 percent of Malta’s 1.3 million annual tourists arriving from the UK. This figure is second only to the number of German holidaymakers heading to the island country.

Cheap flights carrier Ryanair will launch new flights to Malta from Leeds Bradford in the spring, with the twice weekly service due to operate on Thursdays and Sundays.

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