Malta wins Lonely Planet’s top destination to unwind award

Global travel authority Lonely Planet has unveiled its top destinations to visit next year with the release of Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2023, and Malta has been awarded the “Top Destination to Unwind” Award, alongside destinations such as Halkidiki in Greece and Jordan, The Malta Tourism Authority said.

Lonely Planet said that Malta has been ‘much-loved by European visitors for decades,’ adding that it ‘is attracting more visitors from around the world, beckoned by its prehistoric temples, fantastic scuba diving and buzzy Valletta, its beautiful capital,'” the MTA added.

Lonely Planet’s annual marquee moment celebrates their expert predictions for where to go in the year ahead, the MTA said. “Showcasing 30 incredible destinations around this globe, Best in Travel 2023 is Lonely Planet’s 18th annual collection of the world’s hottest destinations and the must-have travel experiences for the year ahead. Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2023 recommends 30 must-visit locations around food, journeying, connection, learning and unwinding. It offers a comprehensive set of itineraries aimed at helping travellers to explore the world – while following along with some seriously knowledgeable locally based experts along the way.”

The award was presented to Clayton Bartolo, Minister for Tourism; Gavin Gulia and Carlo Micallef, Chairman and CEO of the Malta Tourism Authority, during last week’s World Travel Market in London.

“Malta’s profile in the tourism world is rapidly gaining the strong reputation it truly deserves. In the past months, the Malta Tourism Authority has been a proactive catalyst in making sure that the splendour of the Maltese Islands is shared and outreached around the globe,” outlined Minister for Tourism Clayton Bartolo.

“Each year, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2023 lists start with nominations from Lonely Planet’s vast community of staff, writers, bloggers, publishing partners and more. The nominations are then whittled down by our panel of travel experts to just 30 destinations. Each is chosen for its topicality, unique experiences, ‘wow’ factor and its ongoing commitment to sustainability, community and diversity,” the MTA said.

Article credits: https://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2022-11-16/local-news/Malta-wins-Lonely-Planet-s-top-destination-to-unwind-award-6736247525
Sports Tourism event in Milan

Colours of Malta is happy to share another exciting event organised in Milan, Italy, in collaboration with Visit Malta Italia.

A handful of  Milan Incentive Houses were invited to participate in an exclusive motivational lesson, where together with the exceptional sports personality – Ivan Basso, former professional cyclist, now manager of the Eolo-Kometa team – guests had the opportunity to discover some tricks of the discipline by visualizing incredible routes on the destination.

The event, proudly attended by Davide Cachia allowed us to identify to our guests how sports is a strongpoint in Malta and through this, guests learnt about biking routes around the Maltese Archipelago.

VisitMalta recently started a partnership with Eolo-Kometa Cycling Team precisely to ensure that the tourism sector, in its versatility, continues to grow in strength and quality, diversifying the product and the various niches that that can be offered, especially Sports Tourism, that is gaining popularity on the Maltese Islands.

The event took place in Milan at Virgin Active Collection Milano Cavour.

Colours of Malta wins Leader in Quality Tourism Award

We are proud to announce that Colours of Malta won the Leader in Quality Tourism Award supported by Malta Tourism Authority at the Malta Business Awards.

Due to the current climate and the clients demands for sustainable events, Colours of Malta felt the necessity to provide a programme in line with ISO2021 sustainability management system for creating sustainable events. In view of this, all staff have been trained to monitor system performance including internal reviews and suppliers.

Click here to view the official corporate video from Awards Night from this 1st edition.

Ancient Apocalypse Netflix series

What if everything we know about prehistoric humans is wrong?

Journalist Graham Hancock travels the globe hunting for evidence of mysterious, lost civilizations dating back to the last Ice Age. Ancient Apocalypse is split into eight roughly half-hour-long episodes, over the course of which Hancock explains his theory about ancient civilizations. He believes that there was an advanced culture that existed before known civilizations that fed into ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Mesoamerica, during the period that historians believe all people were hunter-gatherers. Over the course of the docuseries, he travels across the globe from Turkey to Malta to Indonesia to the Bahamas to attempt to prove his points and find where this “lost civilization” may have been based.

Watch the Netflix episode regarding Malta, here.

Meet Steve, our new team member

Colours of Malta has the pleasure to introduce a ‘new’ team member, Steve.

Steve is no new face to the DMC world, having worked for over 12 years in the industry and having connections all over the world.

Steve is fluent in English and Italian, and an avid hockey player and sports fan.

After a short break in the industry, Steve is back with loads of experience and refreshing new ideas… and is definitely a great asset to our ever growing COM team!

You can get in touch with Steve on steve@com.com.mt

Meet Colours of Malta at IBTM Barcelona

This year, Colours of Malta will be exhibiting on Malta Stand D45 between 29th November and 1st December.

Kindly click here to register.

Join 1000’s of industry professionals and quality suppliers over three days of doing business and learning what’s new in the industry. We look forward to announcing Malta’s latest news to you in person!

Join our Team! We’re Hiring!
About us
Colours of Malta is a destination management company that has been specializing exclusively in handling conference and incentive markets since 1997. From extravagant gala dinners on the waters edge, to high adrenaline activities, we tailor our clients ideas into a memorable experience on our beautiful island. Our expertise has allowed us to work with high profile incentive houses, congress organizers, pharmaceutical, telecommunications and manufacturing multinationals.
Operations Executive
Main Role:
The Operations Executive has a role of key importance as a team member of Colours of Malta. The main duties consist in direct contact with the client and with our main suppliers. The objective is direct communication with both suppliers and clients and to guarantee the best services and prices available to complete the event according to the client’s specifications.
Responsibilities:
Your main responsibility is to receive and create outstanding proposals for group requests interested in hosting their event in Malta. This is where your sales skills must shine, as you’ll need to sell and upsell all the services available. Services include but are not limited to hotel bookings, airport transfers, transportation, restaurants, entertainment and activities. This is done through suppliers, many of which we have a long-standing relationship with.
Operations duties and responsibilities:
The event operations commence once the group arrives in Malta. A group may range from about 10 people to larger groups of a few hundreds. The role involves assisting the client when they are on site and to guarantee that all services are provided to the group as specified in the approved proposal. The main responsibilities are to communicate with the suppliers involved in that group, to try to achieve maximum efficiency. Quick, smart and effective decision-making skills are often required so as to always provide the best solutions to the client when things don’t go as planned or when problems arise. During the organisation and actual operation of the event, there will be various Colours of Malta team members to liaise and coordinate with so as to ensure a smooth and successful event outcome.
Requirements:
Fluent in English and Italian – any other languages are considered an asset.
Proficient in microsoft power point, excel etc.
Have you got what it takes? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

Please send your cv to cristina@com.com.mt

European Mission Awards – Malta, Best Mice Destination

The EMAs, the European Mission Awards, are the awards set up by the publishing house that has been producing and distributing the specialist Business Travel magazine, Mission, online and offline for over twenty years.

The idea of setting up European awards, specialising and focusing on business travel, stems from an experience dating back to 2013, organising the Italian Mission Awards, and from a desire to recognise excellence at a broader European level.

Malta won the Best Mice Destination 2022, and we had the pleasure of  accepting the award.

View all winners here.

Colours of Malta in collaboration with Visit Malta host French familiarisation trip

Last week in collaboration with our partners at Visit Malta, we invited a handful of top French agencies to experience a few days discovering the Maltese Islands from cover to cover. A mix of history, culture, adrenaline activities, top dining, and the most idyllic October weather, set the perfect backdrop for this French educational.

We thank all our preferred suppliers for supporting us with their hospitality and creativity in order to give our guests a memory of our islands that will never fade!

Colours of Malta are finalists for the Leader in Quality Tourism Award

We are very proud to announce that we have been selected as finalists for the Leader in Quality Tourism Award. This award is designed to recognise the private sector as a leading contributor to the Tourism sector in the largest business event held on a national level. Recognising wellbeing, innovation, sustainability, smart solutions and strategies, these awards give local entities the opportunity to showcase their achievements and success stories.

We consider ourselves  to be leaders in quality tourism as we are now offering a more sustainable event design. Event sustainability is one of the fastest-growing trends in the meetings industry, and for good reason. Us planners have a vital role to play in addressing some of the sustainability challenges we face as a planet, and as younger, more climate-conscious delegates start attending our events, it may not be long before being a fully certified sustainable event is the only type of event to attend!

Read more about our sustainable event ideas here.

Fingers crossed!

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