Achievements, Awards & Accolades

 

The Malta Tourism Authority and its overseas offices have won a number of prestigious awards and accolades over the past few years.

The same can be said for the Maltese Islands as a tourism destination which have also been the recipients of international awards and mentions in high calibre publications and media.


2019

CONNOISSEUR CIRCLE HOSPITALITY AWARDS

Best City Break Destination Award


SPARTACUS TRAVEL AWARDS

Best LGBT destination Award


EAST END TASTE

Five Destinations to visit in 2019 according to the NYT Travel Show


CNN TRAVEL

19 best places to travel for the spring of 2019


NEW YORK AMSTERDAM NEWS

Under the radar spring European getaways


CONDE NAST TRAVELER

Our editors' favourite places to travel alone


U.S. NEWS

30 cheap beach vacations for travelers on a budget


TRAVEL PULSE

29 islands you need to visit in 2019


2018

BRITISH AIRWAYS

Best holiday destinations 2019


FORBES

The best places to retire abroad in 2019


THE DAILY MEAL

Malta is set to be the new Mediterranean hotspot for foodies


ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

The top 5 places design and art lovers will travel in June


FORBES

List of Lists: The definitive top travel destinations for 2018


AFAR

Craving an island getaway? 6 non-Caribbean Isles to visit now


TRAVEL PULSE

30 places to get an early start on Summer


TRAVEL AND LEISURE

The best places to travel in Europe in January


THRILLIST

The 18 Best Places for a big trip in 2018


CNN TRAVEL

18 best places to visit in 2018


THE GUARDIAN

The world's best cultural attractions 2018 - in pictures


THE TELEGRAPH

The 20 greatest cities to visit in spring


TRAVEL BEGINS AT 40

2018's Best Festivals, Carnivals & Openings


BREAKING TRAVEL NEWS

Up and coming package holiday destinations for 2018


GAY STAR NEWS

Top luxury destinations to travel to in 2018


VOGUE

Holiday Hit List: Where to go in 2018


TRAVEL WEEKLY

http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/296834/one-off-weekends-10-of-the-best


THE EVENING STANDARD

10 of the best travel destinations for March


TRAVEL AGENT CENTRAL

2018 destinations to watch in Europe


CONFETTI

Destination weddings week 2018: Our Ultimate Guide


SECRET LONDON

Secret London's Guide to the best places to travel in 2018


THE IRISH SUN

THE TRAVEL HOTLIST: Dig out your passport and get ready to tick off this year’s hippest destinations… from Cambodia to Buenos Aires


MAIL ON SUNDAY

Little-known remote Japanese island tops TripAdvisor's list of the world's top 10 trending destinations for 2018


THE INDEPENDENT (IRELAND)

2018 Travel Hotlist: 20 hot trends and tickets for the year ahead


THE GUARDIAN

The hot list: what's coming your way in 2018


EVENING STANDARD

The world's bluest travel destinations


2017

FROMMER’S (USA)

Malta listed as one of the top destinations to visit in 2018

https://www.frommers.com/slideshows/848223-frommer-s-best-places-to-go-in-2018


TRAVEL & LEISURE MAGAZINE (USA)

Ramla Bay named as one of the world's most beautiful red sand beaches.

http://www.travelandleisure.com


MIMA - MEETINGS INDUSTRY MARKETING AWARDS (UK)

Conventions Malta wins Silver in the Best Brochure category.

http://www.mimaawards.com/


FODORS TRAVEL (USA)

Malta included in the 2018 Go List

https://www.fodors.com/news/photos/fodors-go-list-2018


GLOBALDATA : TOURISM BOARD MARKETING INDEX

Malta ranked ‘top performer in Europe' and seventh performer worldwide.

https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/5153242


ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST (USA)

Malta included in the list of destination to visit in 2018,

https://www.architecturaldigest.com/culture-lifestyle/travel


LONELY PLANET

Malta included in list of ten countries to visit in 2018.

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/best-in-travel/countries


DIVER AWARDS (UK)

The Maltese Islands place 2nd Best Diving Destination.

www.divernet.com


ALL ABOUT PEOPLE AWARD (UK):

Supplier of the Year Award won by Nicolas Sancho, Senior Manager MICE UK & Ireland, on behalf of the Conventions Malta team.

https://www.dbf-events.com/all-about-people/


M&IT INDUSTRY AWARDS (UK)

First prize - Gold Award for Best Overseas Conventions Bureau

http://www.mitawards.co.uk


CHS AWARD (UK)

Conventions Malta UK won award for Best UK Representation of an International Venue/Destination.

https://www.chsawards.co.uk/


BUSINESS TRAVEL & MICE AWARDS (RUSSIA)

Malta Tourism Authority office in Moscow won "The best national tourism office or convention bureau in the field of MICE promotion".

http://www.mice-award.ru/ru/eng/


 

 

2016

 

THE GUARDIAN (UK)

Valletta listed 1st out of 10 Best Alternative City Breaks in Europe

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/mar/21/10-best-alternative-city-breaks-europe-marseille-dubrovnik-bologna


THE GUARDIAN (UK)

Ramla Bay (Gozo) named in a list of the Best 50 Beaches on the Planet

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/feb/16/50-best-beaches-in-the-world


DAILY EXPRESS (UK)

Malta listed as one of the Top 10 Destinations to Travel to in 2017

http://www.express.co.uk/travel/articles/736512/Top-ten-destinations-travel-2017-holiday-cuba-canada


PRIVATEFLY.COM

Malta International Airport - Voted 1st among The World's Most Scenic Airport Approaches

https://www.privatefly.com/airport-poll/PrivateflyAirportpollResults2016.html#ad-image-link3


CURRENTRESULTS.COM

Valletta  places 1st as the Sunniest City in Europe 2016 out of 60 Cities (2957 hours of sunshine per year)

https://www.currentresults.com/Weather-Extremes/Europe/sunniest-cities.php


ILGA - EUROPE 2016

Malta places 1st as the Most LGBT Friendly Country on the European Rainbow Map

http://www.ilga-europe.org/resources/rainbow-europe/2016


TRAVEL WEEKLY (USA)

Malta picked by Felicity Long (Contributing Editor) as Hot New Destination in Europe for 2017

http://www.travelweekly.com/Europe-Travel/Insights/Putting-my-money-on-Malta-in-2017


M&IT AWARDS - 2017

Conventions Malta  wins Gold as Best Overseas Convention Bureau

http://www.mitawards.co.uk


VIRTUOSO

MTA accepted as a Luxury Travel Partner into Virtuoso's exclusive portfolio

https://www.virtuoso.com/destinations/europe/countries


CRUISE INSIGHT
Valletta Cruise Port wins Best Terminal Operator Award for 2nd consecutive year http://www.vallettawaterfront.com/content.aspx?id=414408


TRIPADVISOR

Malta named among the Top 25 Destinations in Europe in the 2017 Travelers' Choice Awards.
https://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Destinations-cTop-g4


DAILY MAIL (UK)

Marsalforn Bay listed among Europe's 7 Best Beaches on Mail Travel

https://www.mailtravel.co.uk/ideas/beach-holidays-europe/europes-7-best-beaches


THE TELEGRAPH (UK)
Għajn Tuffieħa/Golden Sands named as one of the 20 European Beaches You Must Visit in May
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/beach-holidays/best-beaches-in-europe-for-may/


LONELY PLANET
Malta named No. 1 Travel Secret 


NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Malta named one of Places to Visit in 2017


SKYSCANNER
Malta tops List of Travel Hotspots 2017


BLOOMBERG
Malta named one of Top 20 Destinations in 2017


WELT AM SONNTAG
Malta named one of Top Places to Visit in 2017


BUSINESS INSIDER
Gozo named one of Top 75 Under-the-Radar 2017


THE INDEPENDENT UK
Malta named one of 12 Places to Visit in Europe in 2017


TTG AWARDS
MTA London Office wins Tourist Board of the Year


GLOBUS AWARDS
MTA German Office wins Tourist Board of the Year


M&IT AWARDS
MTA London Office wins 3rd Best Overseas Convention Bureau


T.A.I. WERBE GRAND PRIX
MTA Austrian Office wins Gold


KOTFA (South Korea)
MTA Japan Office wins Best Tourism Marketing Award


TRAVVY AWARDS
MTA USA wins Silver in The Best Luxury Destination (Europe)

TRAVVY AWARDS

MTA USA wins The Best Luxury Destination Overall

TRAVVY AWARDS
MTA USA wins Most Innovative Tourism Executive (Europe)


WAVE AWARDS
Malta in Top 3 Favourite Cruise Destination


DIVER AWARDS
Malta wins 3rd Place as Best Diving Destination


SPORT DIVER AWARDS
Malta wins 3rd Place as Best Diving Destination