Maltese Government announces more incentives for Boutique hotels, Guest houses and MICE sector to attract tourists

Maltese Government has announced two more schemes to help the hospitality sector, as part of the Government’s €20 Million Tourism Recovery Plan.

At a news conference from the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection Clayton Bartolo announced that the first scheme is aimed to incentives boutique hotels, guesthouses, two-star hotels, tourists villages, hostels as well as holiday furnished premises to promote the Maltese Islands abroad through digital marketing.

Through this scheme, boutique hotels, guesthouses and tourist villages will be given €1,000 each, two-star hotels will be given €500 and Holiday furnished premises and hostels will be given €250.

The second scheme announced by Minister Clayton Bartolo is that of four million euros which will be aimed at the conference sector to incentivise foreign corporate clients and associations to choose Malta and Gozo for their M.I.C.E. events in 2021 & 2022.

Through this scheme, two incentives will be provided, a contribution of €75 for every foreign delegate for conferences which spend between €600 and €800 per delegate and another incentive of a contribution of €150 for every foreign delegate entitled for conferences spending more than €800 per delegate.

Meanwhile, in connection with the FIT scheme that the Government announced last week for five, four and three star hotels, Minister Clayton Bartolo said that 75% of the hoteliers have made contact with the Malta Tourism Authority and an information webinar on this scheme will be held next week.

Dr Gavin Gulia, Chairman of the Malta Tourism Authority also addressed the press conference. He added that more incentives to assist the hospitality industry will continue to be announced in the coming weeks.

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