Malta Tourism Authority honoured with Connoisseur Circle Hospitality Award 2020

Martin Frendo, second from left, and Michaela Hempel, second from right, with team Connoisseur Circle

Last Updated on Thursday, 9 July, 2020 at 1:08 pm by Andre Camilleri

Perfect destination for a cultural short break: Malta awarded Cultural Getaway of the Year 2020

The Malta Tourism Authority office in Germany has once again received one of the most important and sought-after accolades in the luxury tourism industry. During a special event held on 6 July, the Malta team in Frankfurt led by Manager Martin Frendo and Senior Executive Michaela Hempel received the Connoisseur Circle Hospitality Award 2020 in the category Cultural Getaway of the Year, in recognition of MTA’s innovative destination marketing activity.

Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection Julia Farrugia Portelli congratulated the Malta Tourism Authority on this latest achievement. “The fact that Malta and the MTA receive such recognition in the various countries where we are actively promoting the destination is testament to the hard work and dedication of our overseas network, supported by the local teams at MTA Head Office and the Ministry. It is also a certificate for Malta which has gradually transformed its image, to become a year-round cultural destination.”

Mr. Frendo and Ms. Hempel commented: “We are very proud that Malta, with a history of over 7,000 years and abundance of historical sights, has been voted the Cultural Getaway of the Year 2020. We would like to thank Connoisseur Circle for this special recognition,” they added.

The luxury travel magazine Connoisseur Circle has been awarding the best hotels, spa resorts, cruise lines, airlines and destinations with the renowned hospitality prize since 2013.

Every year, an expert jury made up of travel journalists and industry insiders decides on the selection of nominees and winners in 15 different categories.

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