Valletta places seventh in top European destinations
Times, 30 March 2013
been voted as one of the top 10 European destinations by
travellers who participated in an online competition
organised by a Brussels-based consumers’ organisation.
Malta’s capital ranked seventh and, by placing in the top
10, won the right to be promoted by the European Consumers
Choice, a voluntary organisation that works to give
consumers a voice and reward companies. The top 10 also
win the right to use websites and official documents bearing
the European Best Destinations 2013 logo.
the paradise! Nice weather, a country with a lot of history,
the people are friendly, beautiful sceneries surrounded by a
wonderful sea,” one tourist wrote. Another wrote:
“History, harbour and hidden treasures, all in one.”
countries participated in the competition. The winner was
Istanbul, Turkey, that got 12.4 per cent of votes. It was
followed by Lisbon, in Portugal (12.2 per cent), Vienna, in
Austria (9.5 per cent), Barcelona, in Spain (8.3 per cent),
Amsterdam, in the Netherlands (7.2 per cent), Madrid, in
Spain (6.5 per cent), Valletta (6.3 per cent), Nice, in
France (6.2 per cent), Milan, in Italy (5.9 per cent) and
Stockholm, in Sweden (5.3 per cent).
great news. Even if it may seem to be a trivial matter,
positive coverage by a leading European consumers
organisation is useful.
recently interviewed tourists for my doctorate research and
I can confirm that Valletta does provide a most enjoyable
experience. One of the questions I asked was to mention
something negative about Valletta. Most of them struggled
to mention anything. This is not to say that there is
nothing that needs to be improved. Far from it. Valletta,
however, does have many requisites to offer an exceptional
experience to visitors.
by John Ebejer for VAF)
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