Malta named top holiday destination for 2017

Travel search site Skyscanner has named Malta as its top pick for travel destination for Britons next year, pointing to the ‘emerging’ dance and music scenes

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Jeanelle Mifsud
1 December 2016, 3:09pm
British holidays-makers are looking for multiple weekend and short break destinations, and Skyscanner puts Malta at the top of the list
British holidays-makers are looking for multiple weekend and short break destinations, and Skyscanner puts Malta at the top of the list
Global travel search site Skyscanner has named Malta as the number one destination for Britons to spend their holidays in next year.

Skyscanner claims that there is a growing trend among British holidays-makers to look for multiple weekend and short break destinations, putting Malta at the top of the list.

“Malta’s reinventing itself as a seriously hip weekend break contender, with new boutique hotels and cool bars down at the Valletta waterfront complimenting an emerging dance scene centred around clubbing capital, Paceville,” it said.

According to Skyscanner, flight searches to Malta grew by 59% in between January and October 2016 when compared to the same period the previous year, and with direct flights at around €200 servicing more than 10 UK airports, Skyscanner said there is more to Malta than just sun and sand.

“It’s no longer all about those – admittedly gorgeous – beaches. In fact, the Maltese islands are one of the best new music destinations in the making, with big-name international events lined up for 2017 like Annie Mac's Lost and Found bringing us the unexpected concept of the 'castle rave'.”