Why Malta Is Europe’s Top Working Holiday Destination
- Oct 17, 2020
...planning to work remotely?
Covid-19 doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. On the bright side, the global pandemic has transformed “remote work” into the norm-of-the-day, meaning that millions of people around the globe have now been given the opportunity to work from anywhere.
Digital nomads have been doing this for years. However, suppose you’re dipping your toes into this new arena of possibilities. In that case, you might want to start with Malta – an English-speaking country that’s known for its hospitality, excellent WiFi and 4G connectivity, and world-class amenities.
The Maltese archipelago’s strategic Mediterranean location
Malta’s proximity to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East means that you’re only a few hours away from any country in this region. Furthermore, as from the 1st of July 2020, passengers from 47 states do not need to quarantine upon arrival, making it the ideal spot for trans-national business meetings.
English is the country’s official language
Another definite plus is the constitutional fact that English (alongside native Maltese) is Malta’s official language. 90% of the population speak fluent English, meaning that you can easily get around Malta and mix with the locals. Moreover, English is also the primary language in the business sphere. Therefore, you don’t need to bother with translators if you’re planning to conduct business with Malta-based enterprises.
Visiting different places in a single day is easy
Malta is the second smallest country in the EU. Size is one of the country’s greatest assets as every place is within easy distance – including the neighbouring islands of Gozo and Comino. In Malta, coupling your business trip with a well-deserved break is not a distant possibility as the beach or the trendiest restaurant are always a few minutes away. Mixing business and pleasure is an integral part of the Maltese lifestyle as Maltese business owners work hard and party even harder.
State-of-the-art, safe and secure workspaces aplenty
If popping into a coffee shop and working on your laptop is not your cup of tea, you’ll be pleased to learn that, in the past couple of years, pay-as-you-go hotdesks and co-working spaces have become an increasingly common occurrence.
These spaces have done their very best to ensure that they’re compliant to Covid-19 regulations, so you can rest assured that the space you’re working at is safe and secure.
Undoubtedly, hotdesking is an excellent working strategy if you need a mentally-stimulating place where you can focus on your work. Plus, networking with fellow remote workers and like-minded people is always a bonus.
Business-boosting amenities present in every major Maltese town
In the past two decades, Malta has developed business-oriented facilities and business-friendly measures. These initiatives have attracted a tonne of international enterprises to the islands. The global pool of talented individuals, excellent 4G and WiFi infrastructures, MICE facilities as well as the country’s entrepreneurial spirit result in a welcoming environment for SMEs and international corporations alike.
Where to stay?
Apart from being a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the EU’s Capital of Culture in 2018, Malta’s Capital – Valletta – is a world-class business hub and is Malta’s link to other entrepreneurial centres.
If you’re looking for a stimulating, Valletta-based space from where you can conduct business, look no further. Casa Ellul, a boutique hotel in Valletta, prides itself in offering unparalleled, world-class suites and services that ensure that your business trip is nothing other than smooth sailing.