Past Winners

MTA Malta Tourism Press Awards 2017
Winners per Category


Magazine Article

1st     Andreas M Steiner (Italy)

         Medioevo – Malta La Conquista Normanna

2nd    Miyuki Sugihara (Japan)

         Malta Picture Guide Book

3rd     Roxy Bourdillon (UK)

               DIVA – Mesmerised By Malta

 

Newspaper Article

1st     Ben Ross (UK)

         The Daily Telegraph – Active Treats For Teens On A Magical History Tour

2nd     Claire Murrihy (Ireland)

         Irish Daily Mail – Malta’s Epic

3rd     Manfred Ruthner (Austria)

         Kurier – Malta – die kulturelle Schatztruhe im Mittelmeer

 

Digital Media 

1st     Galo Martín Aparicio (Spain)

         hola.com – 72 horas en Malta, donde el sol se mezcla con la arena

2nd    Marie Claire Biard (France)

        fr.calameo.com – Malta, La Chevaleresque

3rd       Christian D’Antonio (Italy)

         thewaymagazine.it – Alla scoperta di Malta, crocevia culturale nel cuore del Mediterraneo

 

Photography Reportage

1st     Makiko Yamamoto (Japan)

         Adventure King – Shinning Island Malta

2nd    Shunya Mizumoto (Japan)

         Olympus Camera Magazine – E-M1 Mark II Gallery

3rd     Lucie Josma (USA)

         Instagram – Missjetsetter - Malta

 

TV/Radio Documentary 

1st     Satsuki Honda (Japan)

         NHK Broadcast – Somewhere Street Valletta

2nd       Suk Young Chung (Korea)

         TV Chosun – Good Morning Gwanghwamoon  

3rd     Eduardo Maurizio Menicucci & Ivo Bonato (Italy)

         Rai Mediterraneo Rai 3 – Malta & Gozo

         &

         Keiko Ikeda (Japan)

         TBS Broadcast – Let’s enjoy seven seas beach summer resort

 

MICE Article (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions)

1st     Thierry Beaurepère (France)

         Voyages & Strategie – Malte: Au Coeur de toutes les cultures

2nd    Paul Harvey (UK)

         Meetings & Incentive Travel – Making Waves

3rd     Paolo Bracalini (Italy)

         World Excellence – Malta La Singapore Del Mediterraneo

 

Gozo Reportage

1st       Tania Young (France)

         France 21 – Gozo Partir             

2nd    Barbara Angelakis (USA)

         theepochtimes.com – Gozo: Malta’s Island of Joy

3rd     Francesco Rigatelli (Italy)

         La Stampa – Gozo L’Antica Cittadella dei Cavalieri

 

Tourism Press Awards winners 2018

 


MTA Malta Tourism Press Awards 2016
Winners per Category


Magazine Article
1st Joëlle Chevé (France)

Historia Spécial

Malte, le rampart de la chrétienté

 

Newspaper Article
1st Jason O'Neill (Ireland)

The Sunday Times

Knights to Remember

 

Digital Media
1st Silvana Benedetti (Italy)

Travelglobe

Gozo, La Seduzione Di Calypso

 

Photography Reportage
1st Antti Hentinen (Finland)

Moottori Magazine

Monen Maun Malta

 

TV / Radio Documentary
1st Claus Wischmann (Germany)

Arte.TV

Gozo - One Island, Two Opera Houses

 

MICE Article
1st Paul Rouse (United Kingdom)

Meetings & Incentive Travel

Opening The Doors To A Whole Country

 

Press Awards 2016 - Winners

Photo caption: MTA CEO, Mr. Paul Bugeja, Minister for Tourism, Dr. Konrad Mizzi and MTA Chairman, Dr. Gavin Gulia, with the winners

 


 

MTA Malta Tourism Press Awards 2015
Winners per Category


Magazine Article Category
1st

Dana Facaros (United Kingdom)
The Sunday Times Travel Magazine
Malta Tease

2nd

Wino E. Leuenberger/Anita Flückiger (Switzerland)
Aertze Medico
Malta - Sonneninsel im Mittelmeer

3rd
Lou Licthenberg (The Netherlands)
Archeologie
Special Malta: imposant en boeiend erfgoed van 7000 jaar


Newspaper Article Category

1st

Yvonne Gordon (Republic of Ireland)
The Irish Independent
Escape to Gozo

2nd

Enric Ribera Gabandé (Spain)
La Maňana
Malta, Destino Emergente y de moda en Europa

3rd
Jim Murty (Republic of Ireland)
Irish Daily Mail
It's a Window to a World of Contrasts

 

Online Article/ Blog Category
1st

Debras Berenice (France)
www.madame.figaro.fr
Escales à La Valette, à Mdina et à Gozo: On part à Malte

2nd

Susanne Krüger/Schaf Paul (Germany)
www.schafpaul.reise/gozo
Ein Eiland der besonderen Sorte

3rd
Eride Lonati (Italy)
www.queidue.it
Le Spiagge Nascoste di Malta

 

MICE Article Category
1st

Stefan Senn (Switzerland)
EventEmotion
Ein Archipel geizt nicht mit seinen Reizen

2nd

Alejandro Martinez Notte (Spain)
Punto MICE
Cóctel Mediterraneo

3rd
Paul Harvey (United Kingdom)
M& IT (Meetings & Incentive Travel)
Time to Gozo?

 

Photography Reportage Category
1st

Yoko Suzuki (Japan)
Act 4
Malta, The Magic of Baroque

2nd

Wilfred Louvet (France)
Country Hotels
Malte, les îles aux trésors

3rd
Alexandra Ferbach (Switzerland)
Tell Collector
Escapade à Malte

 

Television/Radio Reportage Category
1st

Simona Stoppa (Italy)
Dove TV - Sky Italia
Malta Dove l'Arte va in scena - L'Arcipelago delle Meraviglie

2nd

Michael Mcglinn (Germany)
MareTV/NDR Fernsehen
Malta - Inselstaat im Mittelmeer

3rd
Mustafa Koray Polat (Turkey)
TRT Türk TV Channel
Türklerin Izinde

 

Press Awards 2015 - Winners


From Left to Right: Angela Said obo Debras Berenice (Winner Online Article/Blog Category- France), Yoko Suzuki (Winner Photography Reportage Category - Japan), Carlo Micallef (MTA Chief Marketing Officer), Yvonne Gordon (Winner Newspaper Article Category - Ireland), Paul Bugeja (MTA CEO), Stefan Senn (Winner MICE Category - Switzerland), Simona Stoppa (Winner TV/Radio Reportage Category - Italy), Fabio Ceruti (Italy), Dana Facaros (Winner Magazine Article Category - UK). The event was held at Fort St'Angelo on Thursday 9th June 2016.

 



MTA Malta Tourism Press Awards 2014
Winners per Category


Magazine Article Category
1st

Andreas Steiner (Italy)
Archeo
Malta Megalitica Nelle Isole Dei Templi Giganti

2nd

Olga Szederkényi (Hungary)
Gusto
A Költözőhal Szereti Máltát

3rd
Josep A. Borrell (Spain)
Clio
Spanish Malta, Tantos siglos de historia en común

 

Newspaper Article Category
1st

Maria Jesús Tomé Martinez (Spain)
La Vanguardia- Viajar
Gozo, bye bye estrés

2nd

Lars Collin (Sweden)
Svenska Dagbladet Travel Edition
Nya Lockelser I Tidlős Kulturstad

3rd

Geoff Hill (UK)
The Irish News
Magical Malta

 

Online Article Category
1st

Michael Cranmer (UK)
www.beautravelmagazine.com/malta2014
Malta 2014 Bespoke Guide
Beau Travel Magazine

2nd

Caminos Sellados: Anna Boschdemont, Patricia Catania, Francisco Fontano, Guillem Griera, Naiara Lemos and Marialenia Savvaidi (Spain)
www.postalesdelmundo.es
Postales Del Mundo - Malta

3rd

Eugenio Bersani (Italy)
www.latitudeslife.com
Malta e Gozo: Active Mediterraneo

 

MICE Reportage
1st

Karinne Delorme (France)
Tendance Nomad- Meeting, Travel, Mobility Magazine
Malte

2nd

Jannick Schäfer (Germany)
Neils Borgel
Mep-die Fachzeitschrift für MICE Business
Mission Malta - completed!

3rd

Yvonne Wilmes (Germany)
Mep-die Fachzeitschrift für MICE Business
Malta im Test -diesmal: Product Launch


Photography Reportage
1st

Mauro Rongione (Sweden)
Lantliv
Vilsamma Gozo

2nd

Kieran Mieke (UK)
TRVL
Baroque Architecture and Priceless Art

3rd

Olivier Robert (France)
PUREGREEN Magazine
Île de Gozo - Prendre son temps


Television/Radio Documentary Category
1st

Claire Huille & Locky Mokbel
France 5 (Échappées Belles)
Échappées Belles à Malte

2nd

Jean Barlow (USA)
AWE TV
Vicarious Escapes: Malta

3rd

Hans Depuidt (Belgium)
VRT Vlaanderen Vakantieland
Nazomeren in Malta & Gozo

 

3rd

George Miller (UK)
BBC World
Spirit of Yachting 2014: The Middle Sea

 

Special Prize for Gozo
1st

Gemma Taylor (UK)
The Sunday Times Travel Magazine
Instant Escape: Go- Slow Gozo

2nd

Celine Maître (France)
Horizons Monde
Gozo

3rd

Mauro Rongione (Sweden)
Lantliv Magazine
Vilsamma Gozo

3rd

Maria Jesús Tomé Martinez (Spain)
La Vanguardia - Viajar
Gozo, bye bye estrés

 

Press Awards 2014 - Winners

 

From left to right: Mr Paul Bugeja (MTA CEO), Karinne Delorme (Winner MICE Category - France), Maria Jesús Tomé Martinez (Winner Newspaper Category- Spain), Andreas Steiner (Winner Magazine Category- Italy), The Hon Dr Edward Zammit Lewis (Minister for Tourism), The Hon Dr Anton Refalo (Minister for Gozo), Mauro Rongione (Winner Photography Reportage- Sweden), Gemma Taylor (Winner Gozo Special Prize- United Kingdom), Claire Huille (Television/Radio documentary- France), Dominic Micallef (MTA Press PR Co-ordinator). The event was held at Hotel Ta' Cenc & Spa on Thursday 26th March 2015.

 



MTA Malta Tourism Press Awards - 2013
Winners per Category

Magazine Article

1st

Flaminia Pelazzi Cardona (Spain)
Lonely Planet Traveller
Malta: The Sweetest Mediterranean Island


2nd

Kevin Gould (United Kingdom)
Jamie Magazine
A Mouthful of Malta


3rd

Jean Yves Riou (France)
Histoire du Christianisme
Malte, le Corsaires du Pape

 

Newspaper Article

1st

Juliet Rix (United Kingdom)
The Times
A Weekend in Valletta

 

2nd

Marianne Vanderauwera (Belgium)
Het Niewblad Weekend
In de Schatkamer


3rd

Ann Mooney (Ireland)
The Sun
MUST SEA - Malta has sights and history to keep tourists coming back

 

Online Article/Video/Blog Category
1st

Andrea Helmuth (Germany)
www.trailrunning.de
Challenge Yourself

 

2nd

Laura Renieri (Italy)
www.theoldnow.it
www.grazia.it - Malta Itineraries - 12 days in Malta

 

3rd

Yuji Nukui (Japan)
www.sony.net
Sony ‘a clock'

 

MICE Article

1st

Nadine Altmayer (France)
Voyages et Stratégie
Malte, un archipel aux multiples facettes

 

2nd

Rochelle Long (United Kingdom)
M & IT
An Exotic Home Away from Home

 

3rd

Serena Roberti (Italy)
E20
Tutti Pazzi per Malta

 

Photography Reportage

1st

Joris Lugtigheid (The Netherlands)
Bike & Trekking
Malta: The Best Kept Secret of the Mediterranean Sea

 

2nd

Luis Davilla (Spain)
Viajar
Malta: La Isla de Los Caballeros

 

3rd

Pascal Kobeh (France)
Plongeurs International
Malte, Une Experience Mytique

 

Television/Radio Documentary

1st

Donatella Bianchi (Italy)
RAI 1 Linea Blu
Malta

 

2nd

Reinhard Behm (Germany)
Deutsche Welle
Faith Matters: A Bastion of Christianity

 

3rd

Maxime Souville (France)
France 5
Echappées Belles


Press Awards 2013 - Winners

From Left to Right - Andrea Helmuth (Germany) winner Online Article/Video/Blog category; Flaminia Pelazzi Cardona (Spain) winner Magazine Article category; Donatella Bianchi (Italy) winner Television/Radio Reportage category; Dominic Micallef (MTA Press/PR Co-Ordinator); Josef Formosa Gauci (MTA CEO); Joris Lugtigheid (The Netherlands) winner Photography Reportage category; Nadine Altmayer (France) winner MICE Article category; Juliet Rix (United Kingdom) winner Newspaper Article category.

 


 

MTA Malta Tourism Press Awards - 2012
Winners per Category

Magazine Article
1st

Andrea Gennari Daneri (Italy)
Pareti Magazine Malta Next Dream on the Way

2nd

Sarah Coghill (United Kingdom)
Food & Travel Magazine A Knight's Tale

3rd

Ross Golden Bannon (Ireland)
Food & Wine Magazine Thoroughly Modern Malta

Newspaper Article

1st

Rosita Boland (Ireland)
The Irish Times Tales of the Unexpected

2nd

Turid Andreassen Lie (Norway)
Hamar Arbeiderblad Plass ledig I Paradis

3rd

Pierre Jean Come (France)
Centre Presse Malte et Gozo, les clés aux trésors de la Méditerranée


Online Article

1st

Geraldine Rué (France)
Lemonade.fr Malte

2nd

Agustin Ibañez Albiol (Spain)
Espirituviajero.com Malta: La Perla del Mediterraneo

3rd

Mr Mikael Persson (Sweden)
www.vagabond.se Malta - riddarborgar och kristallklara bad

MICE Category 
 

1st

Felicity Cousins (United Kingdom)
Business Traveller Magazine : Small is Beautiful

2nd

Francesca Luciana Rebonato (Italy)
Meeting e Congressi : Emotion Hurries, Reason Waits

3rd

Ros Jones (United Kingdom)
M & IT Magazine : The Island that likes to say "yes"

 

Photography Category

1st

Juan Carlos Muñoz Robredo (Spain)
Super Foto Digital : Isla de Gozo: el Mediterráneo todavía desconocido

2nd

Michael Jurick (USA)
Magnificent Malta: Photographs/Blogs

3rd

José Ovidio Vega Martines (Spain)
Clio Magazine : Malta, Gozo Y Comino, las islas de los caballeros

 

Television Category

1st

Ulf Marquardt (Germany)
ARD TV : W Wie Wissen-Wracktauchen

2nd

Aaron Young & James Holland (United Kingdom)
BBC 24 UK : The Battle for Malta

3rd

Etienne Deslieres (Canada)
Dbcom Media : Ports d'Attache II/Waterfront Cities of the World - Valletta

Press Awards 2012 - Winners

 

From Left to Right: Dominic Micallef, Andrea Gennari Daneri (winner Magazine Article Category - Italy), Ulf Marquardt (winner Television Documentary Category - Germany), H. E. The Spanish Ambassador Dr Felipe de la Morena Casado who collected the prize in the name of Juan Carlos Muñoz Robredo (winner of the Photography Reportage Category - Spain), Rosita Boland (winner of the Newspaper Article Category - Ireland), The Hon Karmenu Vella, Minister for Tourism, Geraldine Rué (winner Online Video/Article Category - France), Felicity Cousins (winner Magazine Article Category - United Kingdom), Josef Formosa Gauci, MTA CEO.



MTA Malta Tourism Press Awards - 2011
Winners per category

Magazine Article 

1st-Franco Bruni (Italy)
Medioevo Mdina: nella città del silenzio

2nd-Juliet Rix (UK) Holidays
Villas & Cottages A farmhouse holiday in Gozo

3rd-Sergio Mantovani (Italy)
EV Magazine Malta, orgoglio della diversità

Newspaper Article

1st-Andrea Jeska (Germany)
Die Zeit Andacht unter Palmen

2nd-Keith Perry (UK)
CityAM Learning to dive off the coast of Malta

3rd-Arthur K. Vogel (Switzerland)
Tages-anzeiger Eine Insel zum Aufleben - und eine zum Abschalten


Online Article

1st-Marie-Ange Ostre (France)
http://www.unmondeailleurs.fr/ Voyage Malte

2nd-Roy Watts (South Africa)
http://www.showcookmagazine.com/ Magnificent Malta

3rd-Lauren Bravo (UK)
http://www.channel4.com/ Around Malta in Empty Plates

MICE Reportage

1st-Thierry Beaurepère (France)
Voyages & Strategies Malte: Aventures Chevaleresques

2nd-Nathalie Costa (France)
Meet and Travel Mag Une petite île pour de grands événements

3rd-Caroline Brown (UK)
Conference & Incentive Travel An island that delivers

 

Photography Reportage

1st-Peter Symes, Scott Bennett, Gunild Symes (Denmark)
www.Xray-mag.com Malta's Gozo Island - Ancient Oasis of the Mediterranean

2nd-Edouard Pellicci (France)
Officiel Voyage Un blonde en Méditerranée

3rd-Angelica Zander (Sweden)
Vagabond Travel Magazine I havets mitt


Television Documentary 

1st-David Navas (Spain)
TVE1 (RTVE- New Atlantis) Espaňoles en el Mundo - Malta

2nd-Tom Fowlie, Camilla Anderson
Travel Channel International The Ethical Hedonist - Malta

3rd-Reinhard Behm (Germany)
Deutsche Welle Euromax Valletta

 

Press Awards 2011 - Winners

 

Dominic Micallef - MTA Press/PR Co=ordinator, Andrea Jeska (winner of Newspaper Article Category) Gunil Symes, Peter Symes (Denmark - winners of Photography Reportage Category), Thierry Beaurepere (winner of MICE Article Category), Marie-Ange Ostre (winner of Online Article Category), The Hon. Dr Mario de Marco - Minister for Tourism, Culture and the Environment, Josef Formosa Gauci - CEO MTA, David Navas (winner Television Documentary Category), Franco Bruni (winner of Magazine Article Category).



MTA Malta Tourism Press Awards - 2010
Winners per category

Magazine Article

1st-Wino E. Leuenberger (Switzerland)
Aerzte Medico Journal Malta: Dies Festungsinsel im Mittelmeer

2nd-Daniel Prada Arquillo (Spain).
QTravel Magazine Malta: El Secreto mejor guardado del mediterráneo

3rd-Patrizia Magi (Italy)
Nautica Il Mare di Calypso

Newspaper Article

1st-Stephan Brünjes (Germany)
Hamburger Abendblatt Bunter Mix auf Kleinstem Raum

2nd-Turid Andreassen Lie (Norway)
Hamar Arbeiderblatt Gozos gul smelter pä tunga

3rd-Sarah Batley (Wales)
Daily Post Wales The Place to Gozo

Online Article

1st-Anne-Marie Minvielle (France)
http://www.routard.com/ Malte, un archipel en Méditerranée

2nd-Miguel Angel Delgado (Spain)
http://www.enbicipormadrid.es/ Cicloturismo en Gozo. Pedaleando por el corazón del Mediterráneo

3rd-Marc Vorsatz (Germany)
http://www.spiegel.de/ Der Letzte Flug der Blenheim Z7858

Photography Reportage

1st-David Bigorra Viňuales (Spain)
Qtravel Magazine Malta: El secreto mejor guardado del mediterráneo

2nd-Joaquim Gromicho (Portugal)
Volta Ao Mundo Histórias do Mediterrâneo

3rd-Oscar Alfredo Rulli Chaleza (Spain)
Immersion Magazine Isla de Malta, El otro Mediterráneo

Television Documentary

1st-George Miller (UK)
BBC World Rolex Spirit of Yachting: Knights of the sea

2nd-Ana Paternostro (Argentina)
Canal Metro/Artear Malta

3rd-Christophe Ferrux (France)
Chamaerops Productions Vert de Malte

 

Press Awards 2010 - Winners

 

From left to right: Dominic Micallef (MTA Press/PR Co-ordinator), Anne Marie Minvielle (France - winner Online Article Category), Louis A. Farrugia (MTA Chairman), Stephan Brünges (Germany - winner Newspaper Article Category), the Hon Mario de Marco (Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, Culture and the Environment), Anita Flükiger (Switzerland - winner Magazine article Category), George Miller (United Kingdom - winner Television Documentary Category), Daniel Bigorra Vinũales (Spain - winner Photography Reportage Category), Josef Formosa Gauci (MTA CEO).



MTA Malta Tourism Press Awards - 2009

The first edition of the MTA Malta International Press Awards was held at Palazzo Parisio on Tuesday 18th May. This event was set up by MTA to honour journalists/photographers from all over the world, whose work, published in 2009, contributed to the enhancement of tourism in the Maltese Islands. In 2009 MTA welcomed 633 members of the international press from around the world. The exclusive Malta articles / programmes on the print media, internet, television and radio generated more than €32 million in media value. The exposure which Malta receives in the international media is considered to be one of the main and essential fields in marketing the destination. A total of 60 journalists participated in the awards. The Hon. Dr Mario de Marco, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, the Environment and Culture and MTA Chairman Mr Louis Farrugia distributed the awards.

Magazine Article

Marco Merola for the article ‘L'ultimo Viaggio di San Paolo' - GEO Italy.

Newspaper Article

Nick Redmayne for the article ‘The Heart Beat of Malta' - The Sunday Telegraph, United Kingdom.

Photography Reportage

Marco Ansaloni for the photography of the article ‘Malta - Una Cupola para la Historia' - GEO Spain.

Television Reportage

Alex Van Delft for the television programme ‘The Taste of Life - Taste of Malta' - RTL The Netherlands.

Press Awards 2009 - Winners

From Left to Right: Josef Formosa Gauci, Marco Merola, Carole Johnson (Deputy British High Commissioner who received the trophy in Nick Redmayne's name), Marco Ansaloni, Hon. Dr Mario de Marco, Alex van Delft, Max Apotowski, Louis Farrugia, Dominic Micallef.