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As part of Volt’s sustainable tourism policy, it is proposing several policies aimed at focusing on “quality” tourism rather than “quantity” tourism.

Volt is a newcomer in the political landscape of Malta, and will be contesting in the upcoming 26th March election.

‘‘It’s time to move on from the model of expecting an ever-growing quantity of short-term visitors over summer to sustain the tourism sector for the rest of the year, we need a long-term plan which sustains the industry year-round.,” said Alexia DeBono, Volt Co-President

North America is an untapped market for direct flights into Malta, and by focusing on high-income locations, it would attract a new source of tourism and also could influence foreign direct investment into Malta’s economy, Volt said in a statement. This would be done through the newly established Malta Med Air public company, it added.

(Left) Alexia Debono & Thomas ‘Kass’ Mallia

In addition, to further quality tourism, the party believes that it’s worth attracting the countless individuals who have Maltese ancestry. Malta has a vast diaspora across the world, and by creating a Diaspora Pass for them to use when they visit the country which would give them discounts, free access to museums and public transport, Volt said.

‘’Our goal is to incentivise Maltese descendants to have long-visits to rediscover and reconnect with their heritage with their families’’, commented Thomas ‘‘Kass’’ Mallia, Volt Malta Candidate & Vice-President, ‘‘and maybe even encourage them to possibly consider relocating back, bringing their talents and experience with them.’’

To address the ailing Air Malta, the party proposes a partial IPO to increase capital for the airline, and to encourage activism from shareholders to hold the administration accountable in their actions and management of the airline.

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