Eco Certification


The Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) is endorsing GSTC, Green Key, and the EU Eco label for ensuring the environmental, socioeconomic, and cultural sustainability of hotels, guest houses, and other tourist accommodation on the Maltese Islands.

These three schemes will replace the current ECO certification, which was the national scheme recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council as fully reflecting the GSTC criteria. The scheme was launched by the Malta Tourism Authority in 2002. The criteria were updated in 2008, 2012, and again in 2019.


Press Release: MTA and GSTC sign MOU for the application of sustainability practices in tourism in Malta

Press Release: Iffirmat ftehim li jwitti t-triq għall-introduzzjoni ta’ eco-certification labels fl-industrija tal-ospitalità Maltija



For more information on the scheme kindly contact the Quality Assured Unit either via email on, or on telephone number 2291 5701.