Malta at the World Travel Market 2012
This year, Malta has been very prominently represented at the World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry - under the auspices of the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA). WTM is a vibrant must-attend four-day business-to-business event, presenting a diverse range of destinations and industry sectors to UK and international travel professionals. By attending WTM, participants gain immediate competitive advantage for their business and stay abreast with the latest developments in the travel industry.
The MTA’s stand provided an opportunity for a number of Maltese hotels, destination management companies, operators and agents to exhibit at this leading industry event at the ExCel Exhibition Centre in London, from 5- 8 November 2012. The MTA also held key, high level meetings with leading operators, led by the Minister for Tourism, the Environment and Culture, the Hon. Mario de Marco.
MTA’s UK & Ireland Director, Mr Alex Incorvaja said that ‘notwithstanding a continued challenging trading environment in Britain, our meetings at WTM have given us extremely positive indicators. Furthermore, current year-to-date figures show that Malta continues to perform positively with the prospects of another record year set.”
On 6 November, the High Commissioner of Malta, Mr. Joseph Zammit Tabona hosted a reception at the official residence in collaboration with the MTA’s office in London. Amongst the invitees were leading members of the Maltese and international travel industry, consumer and trade press, with the Minister for Tourism, the Environment and Culture as guest of honour.
The High Commissioner said that: ‘This is an exciting time for Malta’s tourism with promoting Valletta as the European Capital 2018 and the government’s initiative Eco-Gozo. The latest additions to Malta’s cultural calendar include the first Valletta International Baroque Festival in January and the National Museum of Fine Arts’ international exhibition project celebrating the work of renowned artist Mattia Preti. It gives me great pleasure to see Malta showcased at its best’.
08. 11. 2012