Two busy weekends for Gozitan tourist establishments
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The Gozo Tourism Association has expressed their satisfaction with the large influx of Maltese who chose to cross over to spend the Carnival weekend on Gozo, as well as the number of Maltese who visited Gozo last weekend for the quadrangular football tournament. After consulting its members in the various sections the Gozo Tourism Association confirmed that during the carnival weekend full house situations were reported in almost all of Gozo’s accommodation establishments.
The GTA said that bearing in mind the large number of vehicles and commuters, the efforts employed by Gozo Channel to meet the heavy demand were self evident. They said that this is yet more proof that Gozo is being branded for its cultural, folkloristic and recently sportive activities. Carnival in Gozo and especially the one organised in Nadur, is providing the domestic guests with another reason to cross over to Gozo in their thousands. Other niche activities like the football tournament of last weekend are also a means to attract more domestic tourism on Gozo.
The Association thanked the Maltese guests for opting for their weekend breaks on Gozo and and said that they look forward to other busy weekends for the benefit of the Gozitan tourist establishments and for Gozo in general. Annual activities being organised by several Gozitan local councils and the Notte Gozitana are also contributing to attract Maltese visitors to Gozo, while confirming that Gozo remains an appealing destination during the winter months to both Maltese visitors and visiting tourists.
The GTA concluded by saying that it would like to repeat its position in favour of an airstrip on Gozo, which will make Gozo more accessible and thus more competitive. Adding that investing sensibly in accessibility on Gozo will not ruin the charm of the island, whilst on the other hand, apart from offering alternative access to Gozo, an airlink will open up other opportunities which the island has so far been deprived of.