03/01/2018 Discover MALTA & Valletta, EU’s City of Culture, 2018

Our March showcase corners MALTA, the historic center of the Mediterranean basin and Valletta, its capital is the 2018 City of Culture. It is the southernmost capital in Europe and the second southernmost capital of the European Union after Nicosia. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site with incredible structures that predate the pyramids of Egypt by over 1,000 years. The country’s population is less than 500,000 but has a prestigious claim to world history, geography, and the arts.

Christopher Hyland
Hon. Consul of the Republic of MALTA and a Knight of Malta.
Christopher has enjoyed a varied career in business and industry, in textiles and manufacturing,
but with an extensive knowledge of MALTA as a destination of choice. For more info e-mail: christopher@christopherhyland.net
Robert Lowell
Reared in MALTA and emigrated to the U.S. in 1989 while serving in executive capacities with
Malta Airlines, Alitalia Airlines, Robert is the president & CEO of RAL Travel working in
association with Papa Travel in Secaucus, NJ. which excels in tour & travel opportunities to MALTA.
Babajide Adebayo
A veteran of the Foreign Service  Babajide has served in developing trade agreements and economic development in the Caribbean and Western Europe.He is presently Minister Counsellor for the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations.He is an economist and an alumnus of the
College of Europe in Brussels. E-mail: adebayo.babajide@eeas.europe.eu/www.eeas.europe.eu
Laura Falzon
Laura is both an Academic and a Musical Artist and represents the Arts Council Malta in New York.
She is also a professional flutist performing in the.U.S., Europe, and Asia and has
recently appeared at the Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and a Symphony Space. She holds
a doctorate degree from Columbia where she holds a staff position in the Department of Music. www.laurafalzon.com
Michelle Buttigieg
Michelle heads up the tourism department for MALTA in New York/ aka Malta Tourism Authority
c/o Malta Mission to the U.N. She has served in various capacities with Fortune 500 companies.
In her present position, she assists travel companies from N.A. in developing travel arrangements
for large groups and private individuals to Visit Malta as a destination for travel in 2018.
Laura Falzon

Laura Falzon

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Michael Zufolo, Producer/Co-Host of Let's Travel! Radio

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