While Valletta is being celebrated as the European Capital of Culture 2018, Malta Public Transport, in collaboration with Valletta Ferry Services, Heritage Malta and Malta 5D, is proud to launch its latest product: the Valletta Card. The new Valletta Card is a 24-hour card, which offers travel options to and from the City by bus or by ferry, travel within the city by bus and access to tourist attractions in Valletta.
“This is the first product that includes non-travel benefits for our customers,” explained Daniel Grech, Commercial Director at Malta Public Transport. “We believe that no visit to Malta would be complete without experiencing the grandeur of our capital city and we have collaborated with our partners to offer our customers an easier way to explore Valletta with this new card.”
The new Valletta card includes travel to and from Valletta from any location in Malta using the public transport buses; travel to and from Valletta by ferry from Sliema and Cospicua using Valletta Ferry Services; travel within Valletta using Route 133 – the circular route; and entrance to three of any of the following attractions: The Palace State Rooms, The Palace Armoury, The National Museum of Archaeology and Malta 5D. The museums are operated by Heritage Malta.
The General Manager of the Valletta Ferry Services, operators of the efficient ferry services between Sliema and Valletta and the 3 Cities and Valletta, Joseph Sant Fournier said, “The all new Valletta Card is the third collaboration between Malta Public Transport and Valletta Ferry Services.”
He said that “the company has no doubt that, just like the success of the ExplorePlus as well as the fusion between the Ferry Services and the tallinja card, which may be used to travel on the Ferry Service, the Valletta Card will be a huge success as it enables passengers to travel between Valletta, Sliema and the 3 Cities hassle free by using the new card.”
Heritage Malta’s acting CEO Noel Zammit explained, “This is the first time that Heritage Malta is collaborating with Malta Public Transport through this project. We believe that this initiative will be beneficial to our customers who ultimately will be offered a more flexible and cost effective option to visit the capital city.”
“We are glad to be part of this initiative. The Valletta Card enables the independent traveller to reap the full benefits of their visit to the Capital City,” commented Mariella Erdogan, Sales Manager at Malta5D. “We believe that the Malta5D show offers our guests a general overview of the local history and culture thus enabling them to set off to discover Valletta and its neighbouring towns with the required information. Sitting through the special effects during the show will initiate the essential dose to bounce off into the holiday mode.”
The Valletta Card is endorsed by the Valletta 2018 Foundation and the organization’s Chairman Jason Micallef pointed out how “Valletta 2018 Foundation is pleased to collaborate with Malta Public Transport on this new product which gives easy access to a number of cultural sites in Valletta. This card also serves as a souvenir of the European Capital of Culture year”.
The Valletta Card may be purchased for €19 from any one of Malta Public Transport’s sales offices in Valletta, Malta International Airport, Bugibba, Sliema, and Rabat, Gozo for immediate use on the bus.
For more information visit publictransport.com.mt.