About Us

Upon the merger which was completed in 2011, Orange Travel Group Ltd became both a holding company as well as a wholesale tour operator for the Maltese market.

In Malta, the subsidiary SMSMondial Ltd took the role of retail arm which with its six extremely centrally-located branches give the agency an unparalleled distribution network that is completely unmatched by its competitors.

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01 International

Successful operations in four different countries, technically make Orange an international company. A tiny business by global standards, Orange can still pride itself of being the top-selling outfit for selling cruises in the entire South East Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.

02 Trustworthy

Orange is backed by the SMS Group - since the 1860s run by the same Mifsud family. This offers consistency and reliability, both in Malta where SMS is a household name, and abroad where the company is the world’s second largest cruise passenger handler.

03 Experienced

Directly involved in travel agency business as from 1947, Orange has unparalleled experience which coupled with longstanding partnerships in Malta and abroad give it a unique advantage. The Group employs a dynamic, multi-national team of people that enable it to constantly stay ahead of its competition in all the market segments it operates in.

Our Story

To strengthen their mutual international position and open new opportunities for growth, in 2011 Malta-based SMS Group Ltd and Mondial Investments Ltd merged their main outbound travel interests thus forming Orange Travel Group Ltd. “Orange” was chosen because this name would make it easier to grow the brand abroad since the word is common the various vocabularies of many languages. On the other hand it was decided to brand Orange’s Malta retail business as “SMSMondial” since both names are extremely well-known locally.

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1860

Orazio Mifsud establishes firm (then known as Fratelli Mifsud) at East Street premises in Valletta.

1918

End of WW1

1945

End of WW2

1947

Anthony Degiorgio and his son Charles establish Mondial Travel Agency

1950

Chev. Silvio Mifsud (Orazio’s grandson) established S. Mifsud & Sons (better known as SMS)

1964

Malta becomes independent

1974

Malta becomes a republic

1990

Mondial starts first ever outbound charter flight operation by Maltese agency, with flights to Istanbul

1996

Mondial first ever Maltese travel agency to singlehandedly start chartering small cruise ships

2004

Malta joins European Union

2005

Cruises International Ltd (later becomes Orange Travel Group Ltd) established as JV by SMS & Mondial

2006

Sam Mifsud of SMS appointed Chairman (and later Executive Chairman) of Malta Tourism Authority

2008

Mondial opens its first ever overseas operation in Cyprus through a JV with Amathus Travel

2009

Mondial opens subsidiary in Turkey – first company in Group to be named “Orange”

2010

SMS & Mondial charter entire cruise ship – Costa Allegra for 3-week operation out of Valletta

2011

Merger completed: Orange Travel Group is born. Karmenu Vella (currently EU Commissioner) appointed Chairman

Orange establishes operation in Tunisia

2012

Joe Cappello, former Air Malta CEO appointed to Orange’s Board of Directors

2015

smsmondial’s flagship office reopens with new corporate design and inaugurated by Minister for Tourism

2016

Orange Travel Group posts record sales and profits

2017

Orange scoops top Costa Awards

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Our Journal
Orange Scoops Top Costa Awards

The ceremony for the “Champion of the Seas” has succeeded in surpassing the success of previous editions. Over 1,600 travel partners filled the Stardust theater on board...

July 24, 2017
Norwegian Cruise Line Honors Top Partners for 2017

One of Europe’s leading cruise company, Costa Crociere just started to welcome back Maltese guests on one of its vessels namely, Costa Mediteranea operating cruises from the...

July 24, 2017
Agents Enjoy A Fam Trip On Board Costa Mediterranea

One of Europe’s leading cruise company, Costa Crociere just started to welcome back Maltese guests on one of its vessels namely, Costa Mediteranea operating cruises from the...

July 24, 2017

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