The Mellieha Holiday Centre, formerly known as the Danish Village, has inaugurated its new facilities following an investment of €9 million. During the inauguration, PM Joseph Muscat said that this is another investment in the field of tourism which shows confidence in our country.
The Mellieha Holiday Centre has built 30 new bungalows, has carried out improvements and renovations to the restaurant and has increased the facilities it offers to its residents. The Mellieha Holiday Centre employs 62 people with the Chief Executive Hamdi Abu Rub telling TVM that this investment will also mean an increase in the number of employees.
“The major project that we have is obviously the extension of the bungalows; we have increased the 151 bungalows we have by another 30…It does mean more people as well as more employees you know, both in the housekeeping department and also the maintenance so that will also require more resources,” he said.
The Chairman of the Foundation within the Mellieħa Holiday Centre, Ejner K. Holst, said that next month this tourist complex will celebrate 40 years in Malta. He said that during this time, he has learned to truly appreciate the Maltese and their lifestyle, and described them as a gem in the Mediterranean. Holst praised the work of the GWU which he said has always collaborated with the Mellieha Holiday Centre throughout these years.
PM Joseph Muscat said that it is no coincidence that a place such as the Mellieha Holiday Centre has decided to invest and show confidence in Malta. He said that Malta currently has one of the strongest economies in Europe. Dr Muscat said that the tourist market in Malta is evolving and is no longer simply a summer destination. He explained that among the main factors which have led to this was the reduction in water and electricity bills. Dr Muscat said that the expenditure of tourists in Malta has increased by more than 60% since 2012.