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The Malta Tourism Authority STAR Awards

The STAR scheme for 2014 began on the 1st January 2014 and all nominations received till the 31st December 2014 are automatically included in the scheme. STAR performers of 2012 and 2013 will not be eligible for the 2014 awards. For the complete rules of the STAR Awards 2014 please view the Frequently Asked Questions.

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 industrystar.

The process is completely tourist-driven and as an incentive for tourists to participate the MTA offers a free holiday back to Malta to one lucky winner. The lottery winner for 2012, a tourist from England who won a prize consisting of two complimentary return flights and accommodation for two persons on bed and breakfast basis. For full details on the nomination process please view the Frequently Asked Questions.

Establishments interested in participating in the STAR Service Awards may collect STAR nomination forms free of charge from the MTA Head Office in Valletta. Nomination forms may also be delivered directly to establishments. Kindly contact the Quality & HR Development Unit for more details.


STAR Service Awards 2013

The 9th edition of the STAR Awards was held on the 24th February 2014 at the InterContinental Malta. 6 STARS were awarded for excellence in service, while all the finalists received recognition. This was the result of approximately 6,000 nominations received from tourists during 2013. The 6 STAR performers, winners among hundreds of people nominated, each received a certificate, an 18ct gold lapel-pin and an €800 cash prize, whilst runners-up received a certificate and a €150 cash prize.


The winners of the STAR Awards for 2013 are:

1. Joseph Vella – Barman, Seashells Resort & Suncrest

2. Anna Azzopardi – Receptionist, Maria Giovanna Hostel

3. Joan Gaffiero – Tourist Guide

4. Mark Furnival – Diving Instructor, Paradise Diving

5. Mick Burbeary – Diving Instructor, H2O Diving

6. Chandru Mohnani – Owner, Novelty Shop

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Publicity STAR Awards 2013

ONE TV – News Item

http://youtu.be/V1T5ipS2ZB0 - CLIP

 

The Malta Independent – February 2014

http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2014-02-25/news/81-year-old-guest-house-owner-receives-mta-recognition-4062642177/

 

Maltastar – February 2014

http://www.maltastar.com/dart/20140226-tourism-minister-presents-star-awards-2013

 

Times of Malta – March 2014

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20140309/business-news/Awarding-excellence-with-Star-awards.509891

 

STAR Awards in the Press
MHRA Quarterly Magazine June 2011
MHRA Quarterly Magazine April 2010
The Hospitality Manager March 2010
The Times - April 2009
Grip Magazine april-may 2009
The Sunday Times March 09
Times Article Feb 2008
Grip magazine March-April 08
MHRA Dec 2007
MHRA Dec 2007 Front Cover
The Times of Malta April 2007
Guide Me magazine - June 2007
Grip Magazine - May 2007
Grip Magazine - Nov-Dec 2006


For more information on the scheme kindly contact the Quality Development Unit on 22915273 or
starscheme@visitmalta.com  or view some Frequently Asked Questions.

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