Incoming Tourism Operators' Directorate
ITOD
Incoming Tour Operators’ Directorate (ITOD)
Chairman Mr. Joseph Bugeja
Vice Chairman
Members
Email itod@fatta.org
Cruise Passengers decrease by 2.3% in second quarter of 2016
 
August 29, 2016 -16:36
Total cruise passenger traffic during the second quarter of 2016 amounted to 200,480, a decrease of 2.3 per cent over the corresponding period last year. Cruise Passengers: Q2/2016 During the second quarter there were 108 cruise liner calls, at par with last year. At 91.2 per cent, transit passengers accounted for the vast majority of total traffic, reaching 182,754....
Travel & Tourism Agents Want Air Malta’s Relevance to be Retained
 
August 23, 2016 -12:00
The Federated Association of Travel & Tourism Agents (FATTA) notes with interest the Minister of Tourism’s statement denying media reports on the direction being taken in Air Malta’s negotiations with Alitalia. FATTA maintains its full agreement that strategic alliances with other airlines are essential to ensure the viability of Air Malta.   However, the prime objective...
Controversial tourist eco-tax to be introduced on 20 June, Tourism Minister announces
 
June 9, 2016 -9:00
The controversial tourist eco-tax will come into effect on 20 June, Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis said today. The eco-contribution, also known as the bed-tax, will be of 50 cents a day capped at €5 per stay. Dr Zammit Lewis made the announcement this afternoon shortly after a court rejected a request by a number...
Tourism operators file for warrant of prohibitory injunction on new Eco-Tax
 
May 30, 2016 -9:00
A number of tourism operators today filed a request for a warrant of prohibitory injunction against the government related to the new Eco-Contribution Tax which obliges operators to pay €0.50 per night per tourist over 18, with a maximum of €5. The application was filed today by the Federation Association of Travel and Tourism Agents...
Tourism agents lament government’s lack of consultation on eco-tax
 
April 11, 2016 -10:00
Incoming Tourism Agents and Destination Management Companies are disappointed by Government’s lack of consultation with all stakeholders on the introduction of the Eco Tax, the agents said in a statement. The Federated Association of Travel and Tourism Agents (FATTA) complained that the total lack of information on the tax until the eleventh hour is inconsiderate...
March sees increased tourist arrivals
 
May 19, 2015 -13:16
101,769 tourists visited Malta in March, an increase of 4.1% when compared to March 2014. National statistics estimate that 101,769 tourists visited Malta in March, an increase iof 4.1% when compared to March 2014. 75,736 visits were carried out for holiday purposes, while a further 11,757 were undertaken for business purposes. Inbound tourists from EU...
FATTA appoints Honorary President
 
October 8, 2014 -15:07
FATTA has appointed Mr Michael Kamsky as an Honorary President of the Association following a motion passed during the last Annual General Meeting. Mr Kamsky is currently General Manager at The Westin Dragonara, a post he has held since 2007 having previously served as the hotel’s Director of Sales and Marketing since 2003. He has...
10% Increase of Tourist arrivals during the first five months
 
September 18, 2014 -15:02
Total arrivals and nights spent in collective accommodation establishments during May advanced by 9.5 and 2.2 per cent respectively when compared to the corresponding month last year. Total arrivals in collective accommodation establishments during the month under review numbered 156,747, while total nights spent amounted to 819,874. All hotel categories recorded increases in nights spent,...
Tourism Operators Thank Outgoing CEO
 
August 5, 2014 -13:03
Urge Government to Act Swiftly to Fill Vacancies at MTA. Travel and Tourism Operators express their thanks to Mr Josef Formosa Gauci, the outgoing CEO at MTA for his sterling contribution to the industry during his tenure as CEO of MTA. Under his direction, the MTA team succeeded in delivering five record years including the...
Tourist arrivals up, hotel bednights down in May
 
July 18, 2014 -14:57
Tourist arrivals in hotels increased in May but the number of bednights was down, official figures issued today show. The NSO said that arrivals and nights in collective accommodation establishments during May stood at 124,778 and 659,892 respectively. The average length of stay was estimated at 5.3 nights. Foreign arrivals were estimated at 116,142, an...
Tourism Arrivals up by 7.3per cent in March
 
March 18, 2014 -14:55
Tourist arrivals in March reached 97,800, an increase of 7.3 per cent when compared to the corresponding month in 2013, the NSO said today. A total of 74,445 inbound visits were carried out for holiday purposes, while a further 12,525 were undertaken for business purposes. Most inbound tourists came from EU Member States, while tourists...
FATTA expresses confidence in MTA CEO
 
January 28, 2014 -13:13
The Association Calls for inquiry into malicious leak of distorted confidential information. The Federated Association of Travel and Tourism Agents expresses its full confidence in the MTA CEO, Josef Formosa Gauci, and unreservedly condemns malicious reports in a section of the media aimed at smearing his integrity. FATTA highlights that Mr Formosa Gauci was appointed...
Tourism agents welcome 2013 tourism record
 
January 24, 2014 -13:14
Travel and tourism agents welcome the results released by the Malta International Airport which formally confirm the expected news that 2013 was yet another record year for the industry. FATTA congratulates the Malta Tourism Authority and Malta International Airport on this achievement of a fourth consecutive record breaking year, and the fifth in the past...
Malta places 24th in tourism competitivness index
 
January 8, 2014 -14:48
Malta has placed 24th in the tourism competitiveness index of the World Economic Forum, a gain of two Malta was placed ahead of Italy, Greece, Poland Bulgaria, Cyprus and Estonia. Switzerland and Germany remained in the top two positions, followed by Austria and the UK. The USA was in sixth. 140 countries were classified. A...