Malta is a country located in the Mediterranean sea with 460,297 inhabitants. The country can boast more than 317490.26 tourist arrivals a month. Tourism together with other industries such as shipbuilding and repair, construction, electronics, and textiles contribute to the welfare of the country.
There is a great interest to franchising in the country. Though the market is not big, there are still some famous international brands successfully operating in Malta. They are mostly from the USA and European countries.
The most successfully developing franchise sectors are F&B, coffee, retail, restaurant, car rental, fitness, health and beauty, and other franchise businesses.
However, for the last few years, the number of local brands expanding their businesses by means of franchising has drastically increased.
Malta has no special regulations for running a franchise company and no restrictions on franchising as well. The franchise and royalty fees are governed by the Foreign Exchange Control organization.
Speaking about the initial franchise fee an entrepreneur should pay to start a franchise business in the country, it is quite different ranging from $8,000 to $30,000.
There are high investment business opportunities, as well as cheap franchises in Malta presented for review, the choice is yours.
Currency: Euro (€)
Education Index (2013): 0.781
Official languages: Maltese, English
Per capita GDP (PPP): $44,670
Population: 0.475 mln
Total GDP (PPP): $20,861 billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking, Rank: 84
Human Development Index (HDI): 0.878