Tourism Accommodation Development Application

 Updated: 23.03.2020

Any collective accommodation development requires a licence from the Malta Tourism Authority. Collective accommodation includes hotels, and other hotel-type accommodation establishments like apart-hotels, serviced apartments, hostels, guest houses, boutique hotels, tourist villages and other similar establishments as decreed by the Authority.


An application can be filed online by following the link:


Chapter 409- Travel and Tourism Services Act-


Subsidiary Legislation 409.04- Tourism accommodation establishments regulations-


Documents needed with application

To be provided to the Product Development Department (MTA)


  • Copy of Identity Card (Both Sides)
  • VAT Number
  • Site Plan
  • Photos of Site Plan
  • Layout Plan of premises certified by an Architect
  • Proof of Ownership of property/ If applicable Contract of Lease or Lands Department
  • Police Conduct (If person applying has not resided in Malta for the last 5 years, the Police conduct from the country of origin is requested)
  • Tourism Compliance Statement
  • Project Developer or Operator Profile
  • Marketing and Operations


To be provided to the Licensing Department (MTA) following the issuance of the Tourism Policy Compliance Certificate:


  • Compliance Certificate
  • PA Permit including endorsed/ approved plans
  • Copy of full Memo and Articles of Association (if applicable)
  • Company Resolution (if applicable)
  • VAT Number of Individual/ Company (responsible to submit ECO Contribution)
  • Grease Trap (Water Services Corporation)
  • Health Dept. (F.S.U) Clearance
  • Architect's Declaration that the building is in accordance with the PA permit
  • A 3rd Party liability insurance for €250,000


Within forty-five (45) days from the date of receipt of a complete application, the Authority shall determine whether to issue a licence. This period may, prior to the expiry of the relevant period, be extended by the Authority for one period of not more than sixty (60) days. Such extension and the reasons behind it shall be notified to the applicant without delay.

Incomplete Application Forms

In the case of an incomplete application form, the Authority shall, without delay, inform the applicant of the need to supply any additional information or documentation, or of the need to conduct any interviews or inspection.
Nonetheless, when the Authority has not determined whether to issue a licence to an applicant, within the periods mentioned above, such applicant shall not be deemed, for all intents and purposes of law, to be licensed.


Means of Redress or Appeal

Any person who feels aggrieved by a decision of the Authority, as provided in article 14(1) of Chapter 409- Travel and Tourism Services Act, may appeal to the Tourism Appeals Board, on payment of the prescribed fee within fifteen (15) days from the date the decision on which the appeal is entered is communicated to the person concerned. Appeals should be addressed to: Dr. Lynn Faure (Tourism Appeals Board Secretary) Attention Mr. Paul Pace (Director Corporate Services)- Ministry for Tourism & Consumer Protection, 233, Republic Street Valletta VLT 1116, Malta.

Department ResponsibleMTA Licensing Department

Contact Persons:       

Mr. Kevin Fsadni - Director Product Development Directorate & Licensing
Tel: 22915600

Mr. Malcolm Zerafa - Manager Licensing
Tel: 22915717

General Enquiries -
Tel: 22915000


Authority: Malta Tourism Authority