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€1.50 THURSDAY 8 JULY 2021 • ISSUE 115 WWW.BUSINESSTODAY.COM.MT PAGE 5 PAGE 3 PAGE 3 PAGE 7 PAGE 2 Editorial PAGE 9 INTELLIGENT BUREAUCRACY 190,505 passengers in June at MIA, 73.6% drop on 2019 PAUL COCKS A month after Malta reopened to tourism, the local industry is still far from reaching 60% of 2019 tourist arrivals, a month- for-month target that industry leaders had been aiming for, BusinessToday has learned. Tony Zahra, president of the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Associations, told this news- paper that June got off to a slow start with England having placed Malta on its travel am- ber list. With English tourists mak- ing up for more than 33% of all tourists arrivals in 2019, June figures were instead buoyed by a strong showing by the Ger- man and French markets, he said. This did not make up for the UK shortfall but did boost arrivals considerably. Tourism industry recovery slower than expected, one month after reopening Silvio Schembri: Malta remains 'a trustworthy and efficient economic partner' German minister says global tax reform 'will happen quickly' Maltese firm chosen to design new restaurant within London's Kew Gardens MHRA president Tony Zahra

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