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08/11/2021 By : Priti Gadhia

Malta Tourism Authority to host virtual events for trade to discover what the islands have to offer in 2022

Malta Tourism Authority to host virtual events for trade to
discover what the islands have to offer in 2022

The Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) will host a series of virtual events, ‘Discover the Maltese Islands’, for the trade in the UK & Ireland to discover everything that the Mediterranean archipelago has to offer in 2022 and beyond. The events will be held from 22 – 25 November 2021, from 9am-12pm and those interested should register by 17 November 2021 to secure their place.

Over the course of the four days, travel agents and tour operators can register for the themed sessions to learn about the product and experiences available that are suited to Malta’s key target markets: Sun & Culture Lovers, Adventure Seekers, Slow Explorers and Luxury Travellers.

The virtual events will allow travel trade partners to grow their network and join engaging and educational sessions throughout the day from destination partners such as Michelin Star restaurants, wineries, Heritage Malta, Underwater Cultural Heritage Unit, Allied Rainbow Community and Gozo Tourism Authority. The sessions have been designed to ensure that agents and tour operators are educated and informed on the latest updates from Malta ahead of the traditional peak summer booking period in January and February. Attendees are also invited to schedule one-to-one 15-minute appointments with hotels and DMCs upon registration for any specific enquiries or questions they may have.

In addition, for the travel agents and tour operators who attend, there is a chance to win a range of prizes, from wine to gastronomy bags and places on trips to the Maltese archipelago. 

Natalie Swinburne, Trade Marketing Manager, UK & Ireland said: “We have developed these virtual events to ensure our trade partners have the latest knowledge about what’s available in Malta so that they have the confidence to plan and book future trips to Malta for their clients.

She continued, “There’s been significant investment in Malta’s tourism product over the past 18 months, so we want to ensure our trade partners are up to date on what’s new, what’s improved and what’s in the pipeline for next year, so that our travel agent partners have all product knowledge and tools to help generate those valuable enquiries and bookings.”

Travel agents can keep up to date on Malta’s trade information via the Visit Malta UK Trade Facebook

group, which can be joined here: https://www.facebook.com/VisitMaltaUKTrade

To register for the events, visit: https://registration.discovermalteseislands.com/

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 For more information or images please contact Amy Skelding, Olivia Lewis or Jen Zaidan malta@finnpartners.com 

Notes to Editors 

Status Update

Malta remains on the UK’s Green List. Since 01 July 2021, the Malta Ministry for Health been accepting proof of full vaccination from travellers arriving from the UK in the form of digital COVID passes. This includes the NHS app or the vaccination certificate in digital or downloaded PDF form.

 

Since 30 June 2021, only fully vaccinated persons (second vaccination + 14 days) have been able to travel to Malta from the United Kingdom, without quarantining. Other vaccination certificates accepted include the Maltese vaccination certificate and the EU digital COVID vaccine certificate. 

Children aged 5-11 can travel if they accompany vaccinated parents or legal guardians provided they provide a negative nasopharyngeal PCR test carried out within 72 hours before arrival in Malta. Children under 5 do not need a test, while those aged 12+ can only travel with a full vaccination certificate. 

All passengers travelling to Malta must also complete the Digital Passenger Locator Form (dPLF). The form should be completed and presented prior boarding and upon arrival in Malta. The submitted dPLF with QR-code can be presented as a print-out or in digital format on a smart-phone, tablet, or other devices.

About Malta 

Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean. Comprising three main islands - Malta, Comino and Gozo. Malta is known for its history, culture and temples dating back over 7,000 years and is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In addition to its fortresses, megalithic temples and burial chambers, Malta is blessed with nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine every year. English is the second national languages on the islands, and Malta is part of the EU; Valetta is the smallest capital in Europe. The archipelago is famous for its diving, which attracts aficionados from around the world, whilst the nightlife and music festival scene attract a younger demographic of travellers. In 2020 Malta was added to the Michelin Guide and has five Michelin-starred restaurants. Malta will host Euro Pride in 2023 and is consistently ranked as one of the top countries by the IGLA for LGBTQ+ travellers. There are daily departures to Malta from airports across the country, with an average flight time of three hours.  https://www.visitmalta.com/en/

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