Having lived this pandemic like many others around the world, I can say it has been one hell of a roller coaster ride. Some good things came out of it personally speaking. But the negative impact has shaded anything good and the dragging part has not helped the process.
We all thought 2021 would be a new fresh year, a year of celebrating us once again, our successes, our future written in stone and so many other dreams we all painted so colourfully before 2020 came to an end.
Malta has been on a quasi lockdown from the 11th March and we are hoping to see it’s 1 month anniversary in a few days time. We have been given some hope yesterday when Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo announced the plans for the way forward this summer.
Bartolo also detailed a ‘Tourism Recovery Plan’ for the island’s economy, which lost €2.2 billion annual spend due to COVID-19 last year.
We are wedding planners specialising in destination weddings, so the comfort of having most things open locally doesn’t help us much and the news of plans being put in place to safeguard us and having airports open with health measures still in place is definitely something that brought me joy. So many couples have resorted in changing their wedding date to a future one, others have given up and cancelled altogether, very few are calling it a leap of faith and holding on to what had to be their original wedding date and this is certainly one way of encouraging it.