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The undiscovered gem

in the heart of the Mediterranean

Everything you need to know about Malta

Situated squarely in the heart of the Mediterranean, the archipelago of the Maltese islands has a population of 450,000 inhabitants over an area of 316 sq km. The three inhabited islands, Malta, Gozo and Comino are small, but beautiful and simply unique, combining idyllic surroundings with modern technology, conference and accommodation facilities.

As a destination for conference and incentive travel, Malta offers irresistible advantages; an all-year-round mild climate, internationally branded four and five-star hotels, state-of-the art infrastructure, and residents who are for the most part fluent in English and Italian, making communications easy.

The legacy of the archipelago's colourful 7,000 year history: magnificent architectural monuments, including a considerable number which can be used as meeting and entertainment venues today.

Accommodation Options

Malta is home to many luxurious four and five star hotels. There are internationally known and trusted names such as Radisson, Hilton, Marriott, Intercontinental, Westin, Kempinski and Corinthia, together with individually owned and managed hotels.

All of these hotels pride themselves upon sophistication and quality of service. The state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment locally will continue to provide the excellent service offered during your meetings. Many 4 and 5 star hotels are located close to each other offering over 2,000 rooms within walking distance. This also makes Malta a suitable destination for accommodating large scale conferences.

Our relationship with the hotels on the island enables us to offer a sound product knowledge and secure the best possible offer for your event. This relationship stems from years of working with these properties which has enabled us to build up the trust and confidence of working with the most professional teams on the island.

Venue Options

Malta offers a large variety of off-site venues including castles, palazzos, forts, towers and restaurants where you can hold your function. These wonderful historical locations offer a truly unique backdrop which will most definitely ensure a memorable event and one which will be talked about for years.

Other magnificent settings, guaranteed to make your occasion unique, include leisure theme parks, film sets, village squares, museums and exclusive sea-front facilities. Indulge your imagination; set the centenary bastions as your backdrop or rather float through the legendary Grand Harbour, whilst being serenaded by violins and entertained by spectacular fireworks.

Conference Centres

Malta is packed with unique, quality meeting facilities for every budget and occasion. New meeting concepts and frameworks are emerging all the time to shake up the boring old ‘boardroom format’ and ensure your delegates leave with a sense of accomplishment, a burst of motivation and some memorable experiences.

Malta is one of the most popular destinations in the world and offers outstanding possibilities to host international meetings.

Citrus handles meetings as dynamic entities, carefully matching client objective and budget with the best available venues and concepts to ensure you reap the full benefits of your time and efforts. Whether it is meetings, conferences or conventions, Citrus puts together the optimal meeting package for you.

Local Cuisine

Malta’s cuisine is highly influenced by Sicilian and North African flavours as our island is located in the centre of the Mediterranean. Traditional food is one of the main characteristics of the Maltese Islands. Amongst the various items, one can find a wide selection of vegetables, breads, cheeses and pasta. Malta offers a large variety of places to dine. In the central areas like St. Julian's, Sliema and Valletta as well as Marsaxlokk, Malta's reknowned fishing village, amongst numerous restaurants offering an exciting mix of foods ranging from typical Maltese cuisine to fusion cuisine between North African and Mediterranean cuisine.

Malta Culture & Heritage

What makes Malta unique is doubtlessly the rich heritage of its 7,000 year history, manifested in colourful traditions and magnificent architecture. Inhabited since prehistoric times, Malta drew foreign rulers and traders because of its strategic position in the Mediterranean.

Those who occupied the islands at one time or other left their mark, none more visibly so than the Sovereign Military Order of St John of Jerusalem, which ruled Malta from 1530 to 1798. The knights erected splendid buildings: palaces, churches, forts and awe-inspiring military bastions.

Some of Malta's architectural monuments make majestic venues for MICE events. What served the Knights as their Holy Infirmary in the sixteenth century is today's Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta, equipped with several halls that are used for seminars and conferences of all sizes. Gilded palaces with landscaped gardens are also open for business, hosting meetings, product launches, dinners and other events.

These places and many others could provide an elegant and memorable setting for your events in Malta.

Malta Facts

Currency:: Euro (€)
Population: approx 500,000
Religion: Roman Catholic
Capital City: Valletta
Official Language: Maltese & English
Int. Dialling Code:: +356
Electricity:: 250 Volts A.C., 50 Hz (UK Triple Plug)
17°C
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The Maltese Islands

The Maltese archipelago lies virtually at the centre of the Mediterranean.

Megaliths, medieval dungeons and Calypso's Cave – The Maltese Islands are positively mythic. The narrow meandering streets of their towns and villages lead to the main square, which is invariably dominated by the huge baroque church. As the countryside is dotted with medieval towers, wayside chapels and the oldest known human structures in the world, the Islands have rightly been described as an open-air museum.

With superbly sunny weather, attractive beaches, a thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of intriguing history, there is a great deal to see and do.