Over the past 20 years Malta has established itself as the destination of choice for discerning M.I.C.E visitors. There are hundreds of reasons why a conference, event or incentive in Malta makes most sense. Here are just our top ten:
With a short flight time of just three hours and daily flights from major UK and other European gateways, travelling to Malta is easy enough to fit into busy diaries.
2. Short transfers
The island’s small size plays to organisers’ advantage as transfer times are kept to a minimum (typically 25 minutes) allowing for more quality programme time.
With almost 300 days of sunshine a year and mild temperatures throughout autumn and winter, the Mediterranean island is the perfect antidote to Northern European weather. Al fresco lunch in November? No problem.
English is one of Malta’s official languages, alongside Maltese.
5. Value for money
Malta is very competitively priced compared to its European neighbours and the VAT refund for foreign companies is certainly a plus point.
Malta’s legendary hospitality has been honed over centuries of hosting different civilisations. In recent years Malta has established itself as the destination of choice for conferences, events and incentives of all sizes. Local Quality Assured DMCs have decades of experience in producing innovative and often award-winning programmes.
7. Excellent hotels
Malta has over 3,500 rooms in 15 five-star hotels ranging from international chains to boutique properties. All hotels have in-house conference facilities and dedicated M.I.C.E teams. Most are within walking distance of each other and can easily accommodate a large group across several properties. The 40-plus four-star hotels provide an additional 14,000 beds.
8. First class conference facilities
Malta has a selection of world-class conference centres that have hosted numerous international events. These venues all boast cutting edge technology and can accommodate from around 2,000 to over 5,000 delegates. Moreover, all five-star and several four-star hotels have in-house conference facilities and dedicated M.I.C.E teams.
9. Unique locations
The island’s unique landscape and rich heritage provide a grand backdrop for memorable events, be it dinner al fresco in a village square or drinks on a floating barge in Grand Harbour, a seaside lunch in the shadow of Gozo’s Azure Window, or a black-tie reception in a Baroque Palazzo. The creativity of local DMCs knows no bounds as they regularly come up with new locations for their clients’s events.
10. EU membership
As a European Union member and signatory to the Schengen Agreement, Malta has relaxed border controls for EU passport holders. The unit of currency is the Euro.