The interviews, articles and blogs to do with Malta and why to relocate to Malta with eCabs on the eCabs website will fall under this tag.


Why move to Malta for work 5 great reasons

Why move to Malta for work (5 great reasons)

Here are some excellent reasons why a move to Malta to work with eCabs Technologies might be the best decision you’ve ever made.

Glorious weather

Try an experiment. Ask anyone what they know for certain about Malta and the likelihood is that they will say: the beautiful weather.

The country boasts 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, with hot summers and relatively mild winters.

This means that you can usually swim in the Mediterranean Sea (or an outdoor pool) pretty much from late-April to late-October. Outdoor leisure activities and outside dining are also possible for most of the year.


Malta is a bilingual country, with two official languages: Maltese and English. Almost everyone speaks English.

If you understand/speak/read English, you should have no problem at all getting by in your personal and professional life if you move to Malta. Quite a few Maltese people also understand and speak Italian.

A move to Malta means heritage on your doorstep

We mentioned the amazing weather the Maltese Islands enjoy earlier. Let’s go on to another thing that they are famous for – its rich history which dates back all the way to the Neolithic period.

Why move to Malta for work 5 great reasons

There is a plethora of archaeological sites dotted around the islands, as well as museums and other cultural landmarks.

In the capital Valletta, as well as the old capital Mdina (see the photo on the left), the Three Cities and Gozo, amongst other places, you can almost breathe in the heritage.

Furthermore, Malta has a vibrant all-year-round music, arts, and theatre scene. Towns and villages also celebrate a yearly feast (festa) dedicated to their patron Saint, which is always a colourful affair.

What does Malta offer to sports lovers?

Whether you’re an aspiring Rafael Nadal or Venus Williams, fancy a five-a-side football match, or want to hit the gym, when you move to Malta you will find plenty of places to practise – or watch – your sport and/or keep fit.

You’ll find gyms in practically every other town.

In addition, tennis / Padel courts and football pitches are available for hire at various sports complexes. There even is a golf course. Or you can even join a rugby or cricket team if that is your preferred sport.

There are also numerous activities for runners, hikers, abseilers, cyclists and more.

Easy travel to other places in Europe

The island is well-served by Malta International Airport. This means that, with a move to Malta, weekend breaks in other European countries – most of which are only a couple of hours’ flight away – are very doable. You can even pop over to Sicily by ferry.

Is there a flip side to a move to Malta for work?

No country is perfect. And for all its awesome advantages, Malta is no exception. For example, the lovely weather is definitely a huge plus.

However, those people who are not used to extreme heat might find it a real issue during the summer months.

Investing in air conditioning at home is simply a must, especially if you will be working from there (and if you want to get any sleep at all during the humid, balmy nights).

Although the island is small, it also has the one of the highest car-to-person ratios in the world, which means that during various points of the day, traffic congestion can be a real problem.

Being so densely populated, noise pollution is another concern. So you may want to invest in noise-cancelling headphones or earplugs if you decide to live in a very busy area.

And finally, red tape / bureaucracy can be quite time-consuming. Sometimes it takes longer than one would think necessary to sort out and receive documents and so on. But that’s one area where our super HR department can help you with!

All in all, however, the pluses far outweigh the minuses, otherwise we surely would not have more than 15 different nationalities working in our eCabs team!

Your guide to the best taxi app in Malta

Your guide to the best taxi app in Malta

This blog will take you on a journey through the remarkable features that make eCabs the best taxi app in Malta.

Effortless booking with just a few clicks

Seamlessly blending technology, reliability, and customer satisfaction, eCabs offers a taxi app that redefines how you experience transportation on the Maltese Islands.

With eCabs’ user-friendly app, summoning a ride is as easy as a couple of taps on your mobile phone.

Whether you need an ASAP pickup or wish to schedule a ride for a later date or time, eCabs has got you covered.

The only Maltese taxi app

eCabs isn’t just a taxi app; it’s the only Maltese taxi app.

This local touch translates to a deep understanding of the island’s unique transportation needs and its challenges.

When you ride with eCabs, you’re not just a customer. You are part of a community that’s working to make Malta’s travel experience better for everyone.

Rides – your preference, your choice

Every traveller is unique, and eCabs understands that.

The App presents you with a range of ride options to match your preferences, such as Comfort, Executive, Luxury, or Eco (electric or hybrid cars).

Your guide to the best taxi app in Malta

Real-time tracking for ultimate peace of mind

With the app’s real-time tracking feature, you can keep tabs on your driver’s location.

No more uncertainty about when your taxi will arrive; you’ll know precisely when to expect it.

You can even call your driver from the App, as well as leave a note.

Various payment options

At eCabs, convenience extends to payment methods too. Whether you prefer to pay by credit card, Apple Pay, or cash via the app, the choice is yours.

Furthermore, the payment method can be changed easily from the App at any time.

Premium quality at the best prices

eCabs offers the best prices on the market without compromising on quality or transparency.

Your comfort and safety remain our top priorities, all while ensuring you don’t break the bank.

Your guide to the best taxi app in Malta

Amend as you go

Through the eCabs App, it is very simple to cancel a booking, whether it was pre-booked or an ASAP ride.

It is also very easy to edit your personal details, such as your name, surname, phone, email, and home/work address, through the App.

Earn while you ride with eCabs Circle

Accumulate rewards as you travel the Maltese streets, with our eCabs Circle reward scheme, making every ride a step towards benefits which are tailor-made for you.

Swift pick-up times

Time is of the essence, and eCabs respects that.

Our extensive fleet is strategically positioned across the island, translating to prompt pick-up times.

No matter where you are, an eCabs taxi is never too far away, making your travel experience not just convenient, but time-efficient too.

Round-the-clock customer support

Sometimes you might need assistance or realise you’ve left something valuable in the vehicle.

eCabs offers the only 24/7 customer support on the island.

With a simple tap of a button in the App, you can connect with their dedicated support team, who are ready to assist you whenever you need them.

Going global

eCabs Technologies recently began its internationalisation process, expanding the eCabs Technologies ride hailing platform to various major European cities and beyond, including Athens, Greece and Bucharest, Romania.

And there is so much more to come on this exciting journey.

Step into a new era of ride-hailing with eCabs and experience seamless travel in Malta.

Why eCabs is the best taxi service in Malta

Why eCabs is the best taxi service in Malta

Here are some of the reasons why you should choose eCabs as the best taxi service in Malta.

If you are planning to visit the island of Malta, you will want to make the most of your time and explore its rich history, culture, and natural attractions.

But how do you get around the island without hassle, stress or breaking the bank? The answer is simple: use eCabs – the only leading taxi service provider in Malta that ticks all the boxes.

eCabs is not just another taxi app. It is the only Maltese ride-hailing company, offering a range of benefits that other taxi services cannot match.

User-friendly app

Booking a taxi with eCabs is as easy as pie. All you need to do is download the App on your smartphone and create an account.

Book your ride in seconds, either for immediate pick-up or for a later date or time. You can also track your driver in real-time, so you know exactly when and where to meet them.

Payment may be affected by credit card, Apple Pay or cash, whichever suits you best. You can also book online via the website if you prefer.

24/7 Support

One great advantage of using eCabs is our 24/7 customer support.

Unlike other ride-hailing services, eCabs is easy to contact any time of day or night, from Monday to Sunday on our customer service hotline on eCabs number +356 21 383838

You can also call Customer Support at the tap of a button in the App.

Variety of rides

Whether you are travelling solo or with a group, eCabs has a ride for you. You can choose from different types of vehicles, depending on your budget, comfort, and style preferences, such as Comfort, Eco, Pro, Executive, Luxury or Luxury Van.

All our vehicles are clean, modern, and well-maintained, ensuring a smooth and pleasant journey.

Professional and Reliable Drivers

One of the things that sets eCabs apart from other taxi services is their team of professional and reliable drivers.

All our Fleet drivers undergo rigorous training, including customer care and health and safety procedures

Affordable Prices

Using eCabs does not mean paying a fortune for a taxi ride. On the contrary, we offer the best prices on the market, without sacrificing quality or transparency.

You can see the fare estimate before you book your ride and can rest assured that there are no hidden fees or surcharges.

You can also take advantage of our special offers and discounts, when subscribing to our loyalty programme.

Quick Pick-ups

With eCabs, you don’t have to wait too long for your taxi to arrive. We have a large fleet of cabs spread across the island, ensuring that there is always one near you.

We also have a smart dispatch system that matches you with the closest available driver, reducing your waiting time and increasing your convenience.

Peace of Mind

When you use eCabs, you can relax and enjoy your trip to Malta without worrying about transportation issues.

You can trust that we will deliver a reliable and convenient service that will complement your travel experience.

And you can also feel good about supporting a local company that cares about its customers and its community.

Don’t settle for less when it comes to getting around. Choose Malta’s best taxi service and enjoy the ride!

Download our app and get ready to explore the Maltese Islands in style.

How eCabs registered 120% growth post-Covid

Surviving and thriving: how eCabs registered 120% growth post-Covid

In this blog eCabs Malta CEO Andrew Bezzina takes us through what spurred the company’s growth post-Covid.

The transportation industry, like many others, experienced unprecedented disruption during the global pandemic.

It was a time when roads lay empty, and the future appeared uncertain.

Yet, it is precisely during these breaks in time that businesses can find opportunities for growth and transformation.

At eCabs, we seized the moment to accelerate our investment in bridging technological gaps and doubled down on our strategy to take our first steps to internationalise our technology.

Don’t get me wrong. The complete wipe-out of the business was tough, very tough.

But in those difficult circumstances, we understood that survival meant more than simply weathering the storm – it meant adapting, evolving, and emerging stronger than before.

The result? Exceptional performance that massively surpassed that of 2019, our previous record-breaking year.

In fact, eCabs experienced a staggering 120% growth in ride volumes during the first quarter of 2023 compared to the same period in 2019.

This is a testament not only to our performance but also to the robustness of the ride-hailing sector in Malta, clearly mirroring the global trends in mobility.

A great resetting opportunity

Surviving difficult periods requires more than just resilience – it demands a relentless commitment to continuous improvement.

We saw a great resetting opportunity in the uncertain climate of the pandemic and decided to invest. Heavily, in technology

At eCabs, we seized the moment to accelerate our investment in bridging technological gaps and doubled down on our strategy to take our first steps to internationalise our technology.

Andrew Bezzina, CEO eCabs Malta

Between 2020 and 2022, the company invested more than €7 million in rebuilding our ride-hailing platform from scratch.

We did this with the aim of becoming the first international ride-hailing platform owned by a Maltese company.

We leveraged our platform to open up to the partner driver model and today we sit confidently aside some of the world’s leading players in the ride-hailing market.

As we keep registering month-on-month growth, our focus is now to keep repeating what led us to this milestone: continuously enhancing our product and service offerings, ensuring fast, safe, and affordable rides for our valued customers.

We do this because we really believe that ride-hailing is part of the solution to the most pressing challenges in the transport and mobility sector.

The next chapter

This year marks a turning point for eCabs as we embark on our ambition of taking our platform to new territories.

We are excited to share our knowledge and insights. After all, this is what earned us such a robust market share and is propelling our growth in Malta.

We are now seeking to enable global taxi operations to undergo the transformation they need.

Through our expertise and tech, we are providing corporates a reliable avenue for investment in diversification, and governments the tools they need to improve their transportation future.

We know what this transition is like because we’ve already been through it ourselves. 

This next step in the eCabs story would not be possible without the support of our partners, investors and exceptional tech team who, like us, believe that ride-hailing plays a key part in unlocking our urban spaces.

Looking back on the past few years I’ve learnt that the journey of eCabs is a reminder that success is not measured by the absence of challenges but by the ability to rise above them.

Adversity, it turns out, is not a roadblock – it’s a speed bump, an opportunity for growth, a chance to reinvent oneself, and a catalyst for meaningful change.

Want to relocate to Malta with eCabs for a tech career

Want to relocate to Malta? eCabs can help!

This blog will set out why it makes sense to relocate to Malta with eCabs to further your tech career. It will also give you some useful information and links.

Helping new team members from all over the world to settle down is important to us.

The eCabs Technologies Recruitment team provides all our new team members coming from overseas with the assistance necessary to make a smooth transition.

This helps them settle down as quickly and as comfortably as possible.

Relocation made easy

Starting a new job is always an adventure. And when you do it in a new country, it is even more exciting. And sometimes more than a little daunting.

Moving to Malta means new opportunities, but also some challenges.

At eCabs, we have years of experience in assisting people from the four corners of the world looking to take their tech career to another level to work in Malta. We also have plenty of know-how, as well as a comprehensive on-boarding programme.

Employees, and their families, are guided step by step on how to relocate and settle down. This includes important steps such as finding somewhere to live and how to open a bank account. We also offer health insurance and on-site training (via a workplace buddy system).

The eCabs relocation package

  • Reimbursement of one way economy class flight from your location to Malta.
  • Hotel lodging at no cost to the employee for up to your first two weeks.
  • We will also pay for your initial work-permit application fees for non-EU personnel.

Except for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens, all foreign nationals require a single permit to work in Malta. Our Human Resources relocation team will offer advice and guidance to ensure the process is conducted as seamlessly as possible. And within the shortest feasible time.

Why relocate to Malta?

Choosing where to live is perhaps one of the most important decisions you make when you take the plunge and relocate overseas.

One of the warmest countries in Europe, moving to Malta means having access to a diverse range of activities. It also features a remarkable history, easy access by air travel, and a distinctive culture.

How to relocate to Malta with eCabs

You may prefer living in the hustle and bustle of St Julian’s (close to the eCabs Head Office). Or perhaps you’d rather go for the more tranquil north-western areas of the island.

In any case, the Recruitment team at eCabs Technologies will guide you on the basics. These range from rent, schooling and healthcare services to accessibility and quality of life.

Why eCabs?

eCabs’ vision is to create technology that enables people to live better.

We look for talented and passionate people looking to grow their tech career who want to make a positive impact on the world. If all this appeals to you, please check out our current career opportunities.

Practical help and information

  • About Malta – The official site for Malta and Gozo (and its smallest island Comino) helps you to explore the islands and learn about moving to Malta without leaving your house or desk. Find out more about this country that you soon could be calling ‘home’. Learn more about its people, its cuisine, it heritage and its identity and much more. The website also contains a section where it lists events happening each month.
  • A guide for foreigners – How do I go about obtaining a residency card? Which forms do I need to fill in? What is the best way to rent a place? This website will give you an insight into all these questions and much more.

Of course, once you come to work with eCabs, our Recruitment team will be on hand to answer your queries. But it is always good to do some ‘homework’ before.

What to do if you want to work in Malta?

  • Jobsplus – EU – If you are from an EU Member state (as well as Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein), you are eligible to live and work in Malta. This website gives you the contact details of the Jobsplus EURES team which you can speak to find out more about obtaining information about any preparatory work that should be carried out before moving to Malta. They also organise activities such as information sessions.
  • Jobsplus – TCNs – This website has useful information for any Third Country Nationals (TCNs) who would like to apply for a Maltese work / residency permit. Jobsplus also offer guidance services.
  • Residency requirements – Here, you can find out about the paperwork you will need if you intend to move permanently to Malta. There are two types of residency that you can apply for (depending on your country of origin): Ordinary Residence or Permanent Residence. You may find more information about these types of residency, as well as the Malta Global Residency Programme, on this website. You will also find information on where to go to apply for your permit.

Important services to help you relocate to Malta

  • Identity Malta – The Identity Malta Agency offers its services in the matters relating to acts of civil status, eID cards, e-passports, visas, expatriates’ affairs and more. Its Expatriates Unit takes care of the processing and issuing of residence documentation for EU and third-country nationals. 
  • Foreign Affairs – This website is a veritable treasure trove of information. This includes visa and travel advice for foreign nationals, information about business in Malta, and FAQs. There is also a Press Release section where you can keep up to date with what is happening in the Maltese Islands.

Other useful websites

Convinced that moving to Malta to work with us and further your tech career is the right decision?

We already know how to fix Malta’s transport nightmare

We already know how to fix Malta’s transport nightmare

eCabs Malta CEO Dr Andrew Bezzina says that we already know what decisions need to be taken to solve Malta’s transport nightmare.

Earlier this week, figures were released by the National Statistics Office which laid bare Malta’s obsession with the personal car.    

According to the number-crunchers at the NSO, there are now more than 18,000 vehicles squeezed into every square kilometre of road in Malta – the smallest and most densely populated country in the EU.

Three in every four of these, around 14,000, are passenger vehicles – which is another way of saying personal and family cars. 

Other figures published this week, this time by the University of Malta, found that despite increased awareness of global warming and the climate crisis, younger people and students are even more attached to their cars than their elders.

It is clear to see then that Malta and the Maltese are dependent on private cars as their primary means of transport and that this doesn’t seem to be changing.   

Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard all of this.

Ten years ago, an EU-wide survey found that traffic congestion is a bigger headache for the Maltese than any other European citizen.

Since then, survey after survey has shown that traffic and mobility remain horn-honkingly present in Malta’s list of top concerns.     

Throwing millions of Euros at road projects is not working

Traffic, as we all too often say, is a nightmare.

A few years ago, a policy decision was taken to start throwing millions of Euros at road projects.

This addressed the infrastructural deficit that had persisted for several years. But it was not coupled with the necessary investment in support infrastructure for alternative means of transport.

And although it was pointed out by academics and transport experts at the time that widening roads would simply invite more congestion – the policy decision to build roads had been taken and so build more roads we did.    

Today that prediction has come true and again, as a country, we today find ourselves asking the question: How can we fix our transport system?  

Earlier this month I was a guest at the Malta Sustainability Forum, where transport experts went through the gears of discussing this problem. 

And a few days earlier my brother Matthew sat on another panel of transport thinkers, this time for an event organised by Times of Malta, on the same subject. 

Transport Minister Aaron Farrugia was also on that panel. 

He had the unenviable role of being expected to say what he is going to do to curtail private car use in front of a packed audience that included representatives of some of the island’s major car importers. 

Farrugia’s response? He is meeting stakeholders to update policy documents and decide what decisions need to be taken. 

We already know the solution to Malta’s transport nightmare

The truth is however that we already know what decisions need to be taken.

They are clearly defined in transport policy documents that have already been published.

In 2016 the National Transport Strategy for 2050 and Draft National Transport Plan 2025 were put out for public consultation.

The goal, the 2050 strategy says, is to “reduce congestion through the increased use of other transportation modes”.

The document goes on to say that to do this we must “increase societal awareness on the need for sustainable travel choices”.

Can multi-modality fix our transport nightmare?  

The solution this policy document is proposing is a concept known as multi-modality. As the name implies, the use of multiple modes of transport to get to your daily destinations.

It’s the belief that moving away from dependence on the private car by providing other reliable ways of getting from A to B can decongest our clogged urban spaces and make them better places to live.

This is a goal eCabs shares with cities around the world, and with good reason: Because reducing personal car use holds the potential to reduce the negative impacts of transport and unlock our urban spaces.

From air pollution to traffic accidents, and the vast amounts of space used for parking and new roads which instead could be used for gardens, parks, and wide-open walkways. 

To achieve this, we need policymakers to stop rewriting policy documents, which have already been written, and start implementing their recommendations. 

Changing the way we think about travel

This kind of change, however, doesn’t happen in a vacuum.

We also need to change the way we think about travel on a personal level.

Integrating walking, cycling, ferries, scooters, buses, and yes, ride-hailing too, into our travel routines is the solution.

Ride-hailing is part of this solution. One car shared by 20 people in a day is 20 cars off the road.

Operating a fleet of ride-hailing vehicles and developing the tech that supports thousands of partner drivers in Malta and beyond has given me a unique point of view on embracing this shift.  

Across the globe countries and cities that have embraced multi-modality have gone on to reap the benefits of truly livable urban spaces. 

It can work here too. 

In the Press:

The Times of Malta | Lovin’ Malta

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“There is no change without political consensus” – eCabs Technologies CEO

Speaking at a Times of Malta event titled ‘The Road to Reliable Public Transport’ held on Wednesday 22nd February 2023, eCabs Technologies CEO Matthew Bezzina said that the time has come for certain measures to discourage the ownership of private cars.

However, in order for these measures to be consistent, there needed to be political consensus between the government and other political parties to ensure longevity.

Mr Bezzina stressed that it is no use for one government to agree to implement certain measures only to see them ignored or buried by the subsequent government.

“If we’re going to introduce paid on-street parking, it cannot succeed if it clashes with the car-centric policy we’ve been implementing,” he stated.

Mr Bezzina compared the situation to separated parents who have custody of a child, saying that they both must agree on certain rules. “For instance, if they both say no to junk food, the child benefits overall. This is the kind of political consensus that we need.”

The real cost of ‘public real estate’

Mr Bezzina also highlighted that parked cars are taking up an overwhelming amount of public space. Here again, political consensus was needed to find a solution, he said. He noted that parking spaces take up two-thirds of Maltese roads. Moreover, 75 percent of parked cars are on public land.

“Those could be bus lanes, scooter lanes, wider pavements, or avenues of trees. We have to see the opportunity in these spaces and truly consider the cost of this public real estate. What can we do with all this space that cars are occupying without contributing anything?”

One solution could lie within the ride hailing industry, as part of a transport mix towards sustainable multimodality that can unclog the roads on the densest country in the EU.

No change without political consensus

Other speakers at the event included Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Dr Aaron Farrugia, economist Marie Briguglio, Malta Public Transport General Manager Konrad Pulé, and Head of Geography and Director of the Institute for Climate Change and Sustainable Development at the University of Malta Professor Maria Attard.

You can read more and watch the full event here.

eCabs cab company of choice

eCabs is cab company of choice in Malta Today survey

The St Julian’s-based company eCabs is the cab company of choice for commuters, followed by Bolt, a Polar survey on private taxis has found.

eCabs is the preferred choice of 50.8% of people and its popularity cuts across all age groups and all regions, while Bolt is the preferred choice of 22.4% of people, being more popular among the younger audiences. Cool, the ride sharing service, is the preferred choice of 2.6% of people, while 7% prefer other services and 16.3% provided no answer.

In the press:

Malta Today