Plan your trip to Malta following BTS footsteps!
Love them or hate them, the influence of BTS on purchasing decisions is undeniable. From selling out their tours to accidentally selling out Downy fabric softener and designer clothes, BTS can now be seen directly responsible for a boost in Malta's tourism.
In summer of 2018 BTS have travelled to Malta to film season 3 of their extremely popular travel-reality show Bon Voyage. Season 3 was running between 18 September and 6 November 2018.
In June 2019 Trip.com (Hong Kong online travel agency) released their data on Malta flight reservations for the first 5 months of 2019. The flight reservations in 2019 have increased by 277% compared to the same period last year.
The period of 18 September 2018 - 31 December 2018 (during and immediately after the season run) shows a whopping 1033%! increase in flights booked in comparison to the same period last year!
Furthermore, in April 2019 Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced there will be 3 Korea - Malta flights per week as a result of the Korea-Malta aviation talks following the increased demand.
Let's have a look at 18 places BTS visited on their Trip to Malta.
Plan your perfect trip to Malta - everything you need to know + itinerary
1. Shortlets Malta Waterfront Apartment
You want to vacation like BTS? You can rent the Apartments BTS was staying at in Malta! The accommodation is located at the waterfront, next to Porticello restaurant, Valletta - Sliema ferry terminal, and now famous Cockney's restaurant (also made famous by yours truly - BTS).
You can book the apartment that comes with a rooftop swimming pool, a garden, barbecue facilities and free WiFi.on booking.com. You will have to be lucky though, as the accommodation seems to be constantly booked out. I wonder why...
The famous Jin and Yoongi fishing scene also takes place here, right in front of the entrance to the apartment.
2. Cockney's Restaurant
BTS had their first meal and another meal on the outdoor terrace of the Cockney's restaurant.
Jin also made friends with the restaurant owner Charles when he was later in the show abandoned by Jungkook.
My visit to Kim Seokjin's restaurant in Seoul.
Check my tip on visiting Cockney's restaurant here.
3. St. John's Co-Cathedral
Namjoon, Hoseok, Seokjin and Yoongi visit the St John's Co-Cathedral in Valletta. Jin and Suga take a very clear photo in front of the cathedral. 😂
4. Lascaris War Rooms
Namjoon and Hoseok visit the war rooms.
5. Grandmaster’s palace
Jimin and Jungkook visit the Grandmaster's palace in Valletta.
6. Canon Fire
Hyung line successfully saw the midday canon fires whilst Jimin and Jungkook missed them.
7. Triton Fountain
Jimin later in the show brought Taehyung here to see the fountain at night.
8. Henna Tattoo
You can get your henna tattoos done in Malta by the artist who has done Jimi's and Jungkook's tattoos. The hena artist's stand can be found in front of the entrance to the St. John's Co-Cathedral.
You can now get some of the predesigned BTS themed designs including the one Jungkook had done and the one Jimin has done himself.
9. Meet Fire the dog
If you are lucky, you might come across a famous samoyed named Fire that Seokjin was completely enamoured with and even performed a short choreography of their own song Fire for.
I have met Fire completely by accident in the late evening hours on the square in front of the St. John's Co-Cathedral.
10. Dinner in the sky
BTS spent their last night literally dining in the sky.
11. St Andrew's Divers Cove scuba diving
12. Love Statue
Namjoon and Hoseok visited and had their picture taken in front of LOVE statue in St Julians.
13. Popeye Village
Taehyung visits Popeye Village before meeting up with the rest of the group.
14. The Golden Bay horse riding
BTS literally rides horses into the sunset.
15. The Point shopping mall
Visited by Hoseok and Namjoon and where they get trapped in seemingly never ending circle of forgetting and losing stuff.
Tae and Jimin visit McDonalds in Sliema.
Bts visits Mdina where they explore the city from horse carriages and on foot.
18. Marsaxlokk Market
BTS visited Marsaxlokk market in Malta that is popular for its famous Sunday Fish Market. This is where Namjoon bought Hoseok a flower bag for carrying money.
Click here for my other BTS related articles, including: Where to buy BTS and BT21 merchandise in Seoul or London, and visiting Jin's restaurant in Seoul.
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