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Title: Tourism in Valletta : have we gone too far?
Authors: Ebejer, John
Keywords: Heritage tourism -- Malta -- Valletta
Tourism -- Malta -- Valletta
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: University of Malta
Citation: Ebejer, J. (2019). Tourism in Valletta: have we gone too far?. THINK Magazine, 30, 35-37.
Abstract: Valletta was always a subject of public debate. In the 1990s, it was bleeding residents, undergoing a takeover by offices, deadlocked traffic, vacant properties, and deteriorating structures. During the day, it was full of life with shoppers, office workers, and residents, but it was far too quiet after sunset, turning into a ghost town. Today, Valletta’s issues are different. Valletta has become tourists’ Instagram darling – but is it becoming unliveable? Let us zoom out a little. My involvement with Valletta started in the mid-1990s when I was working on local plans at the Planning Authority. Before the year 2000, public investment in urban conservation was limited to minor restoration, with noteworthy projects being few and far between. Moreover, scarce investment in private properties created a gradual, downward spiral and increased dilapidation.
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar/handle/123456789/66626
ISSN: 2306-0735
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Think Magazine, Issue 30
Think Magazine, Issue 30

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