The Mediterranean Hotels and Restaurants Academy - Master Class 2015
The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) organized the first Master Class with the title 'Sustainable Tourism means Business'. It was intended for all those with a keen interest in tourism management and studies and was conducted by Professor Giancarlo Polenghi from the Florence School of Sacred Art and Ms Chiara Mencarelli from NUN Assisi Relais and Spa Museum.
Professor Polenghi conducted a presentation titled 'The Restoration of Meaning: local culture as a driver for tourism growth' where he referred to the skill of restoration in art to demonstrate why it is important for us to re-discover the real picture of what makes a destination attractive and a valid reason for international tourists to visit our country and not another.
Ms Mencarelli is the Hotel Manager of a 5 Star Luxury Relais and Spa Museum situated in the heart of Assisi. She shared her experience in transforming a Nun's monastery into this property by careful restoration of the ancient Saint Catherine Monastery.
The office of Dr Miriam Dalli, MEP, organised a public dialogue in collaboration with the GRTU Malta Chamber of SMEs and the Malta Employers' Association with the title 'Maltese micro-enterprises: How to thrive in an EU Environment'. The event was held on Thursday 24th September, 2015 in the Vassalli Hall at the Mediterranean Conference Centre.
The Government, through the Ministry for Tourism, has embarked on a process for an updated Tourism Policy for the Maltese Islands covering 2015-2020. This Policy document is being put forward for consultation with all levels of tourism stakeholders for the benefit of the industry to our islands.
Chev Joseph Attard represented the association in the second public consultation which was held on Saturday 31st January 2015 at the Cornucopia Hotel, Xaghra, Gozo.
The Story of an Island is a unique multi-visual performance show, with 65 actors, which documents the Story of our Island from pre-historical times, the might of the Roman Empire, the heritage of Arab civilization, the Knights of Malta and the Great Siege , the British Empire’s presence, as well as commemorating our National Days.
The Story of an Island depicts our history, our culture and our heritage, and it presents to our generation and our young ones who can experience the sacrifice, strength, braveness and courage of our predecessors who have made our country what it is today.
Professor Carmel Cassar (Chairperson of the Programme for Mediterranean Culinary Culture - Institute of Tourism, Travel and Culture) delivered a lecture organised by the Mediterranean Institute, within the University of Malta on Tuesday 17th March 2015 at the Mediterranean Institute, Ir-Razzett tal-Ħursun, University of Malta.
Gvern Li Jisma - Tourism and Aviation Public Consultation Session
The Office of the Prime Minister has embarked on a series of Public Consultation sessions under the title of ‘Gvern li Jisma’. These sessions will be held in Auberge de Castille, Valletta, on specific evenings.
The Public Consultation session, dedicated to Tourism and Aviation was held on Monday 8th June 2015. MAHE was invited to participate in this session.
The Ministry of Tourism and the Malta Tourism Authority have organised a Business Breakfast to network with business partners and fellow stakeholders to discuss the future of the industry. The Honourable Dr. Edward Zammit Lewis Minister for Tourism honoured the event with his presence. The event was held on Wednesday 30th September, 2015 in the Michel Angelo Grima Hall at the Mediterranean Conference Centre.
Over 500 students from different Church Schools attended the Careers Day at the De La Salle College organised by the College Administration and Guidance teachers on Wednesday 11th March 2015. There were various stands from companies in various industries and sectors. The Hospitality and Tourism Sector was represented by the Malta Tourism Authority, the Malta Association of Hospitality Executives and a couple of hotels.
MAHE set up a stand with its education partner, ITIS Malta Tourism Institute.
Chev. Joseph Attard and Mr Chris J Camilleri represented the association, while Chev. Mark Ransley and Ms Chantelle Cardona represented ITIS Malta Tourism Institute.
MTA Star Service Awards for 2014
The STAR Service Awards are an important initiative through which the Malta Tourism Authority is able to give public recognition to all those who work directly or indirectly in the tourism industry. The STAR Awards (Special Thanks And Recognition) are an important annual event for the tourism industry in Malta. The main aim of the STAR Awards is to reward the best people in the tourism sector in recognition of their excellent contribution towards making the Maltese experience a memorable one for our visitors.
The STAR Committee is responsible for the monitoring of the scheme. This committee is chaired by the Malta Tourism Authority and comprises members of various tourism-related entities, namely: the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA), the Federated Association of Travel and Tourism Agents (FATTA), the Malta Association of Hospitality Executives (MAHE) and the Institute for Tourism Studies (ITS).
The MTA Star Service Awards Ceremony was held at the Corinthia St George's Bay Resort on the 17th March 2015.
The Ministry of Tourism and the Malta Tourism Authority have organised a Business Breakfast to network with business partners and fellow stakeholders to discuss the future of the industry. The Honourable Dr. Edward Zammit Lewis Minister for Tourism honoured the event with his presence. The event was be held on Wednesday 30th September, 2015 in the Michel Angelo Grima Hall at the Mediterranean Conference Centre.