'Lifetime Gozo Tourism Achievement Award'
During the ‘Gozo Tourism Awards 2015’ presentation ceremony held on 7th January 2016 by the Gozo Tourism Association, Mr. Brian Mizzi was awarded the ‘Lifetime Gozo Tourism Achievement Award’ for his investment and achievements in the tourism sector during a span of 40 years, which contributed towards job creation and economic growth on Gozo. Mr. Brian Mizzi is the managing director of Gozo Farmhouses Ltd.
Reduced ferry fares
The Gozo Channel Company has announce a scheme for reduced ferry fares on Gozo Channel applicable on Saturdays and Sundays during the month of January 2016. The reduced cost for passengers will go down from Eur4.65 to Eur1.20 while the price for vehicles from Eur15 to Eur8.20.
Malta in 3rd place among New York Times ‘places to visit list’ for 2016
Malta is named in third place among a list of 52 places to visit in 2016 by the New York Times. It is only preceded by Mexico City and Bordeaux.
This is the article about Malta in full: Malta is an affordable Mediterranean playground with a superb climate, sublime beaches, megalithic temples and a distinctive crossroads culture. English is one of two official languages, but few Americans have discovered Malta’s charms. There are three inhabited islands to explore — Malta, home to buzzing Valletta, a Unesco World Heritage city of stunning limestone buildings; Gozo, more tranquil and with a dramatic coastline filled with great spots for diving; and idyllic, car-free Comino, which has one hotel and few residents.
As Valletta celebrates its 450th anniversary this year, the old city has gotten some fresh touches, including a new city gate, a restored open-air opera house and a new parliament building, all designed by the renowned architect Renzo Piano. And in Malta, you can follow in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who spent their honeymoon shooting their latest film, “By the Sea,” in Gozo, which served as a more economical, but equally romantic, stand-in for the South of France. (You may also recognize the island from “The Whale” or “The Da Vinci Code.”)