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 last four consecutive ones when competitor destinations in Southern Europe such as Spain, Portugal, Greece and Cyprus experienced declines or struggled to maintain their numbers.
The Federated Association of Travel and Tourism Agents (FATTA) calls on the Government to recommend to the MTA Board a possible successor in the shortest time possible. Such a successor must have a strong background and experience of the industry as well as the confidence of stakeholders.
The Association also renews its call for the MTA to fill the senior management posts that have become vacant since March, including the International Marketing Director, the Director Southern Europe, the Head EU Affairs & Policy Development, the Segment Head for MICE (Meetings, Incentives Conferences & Events), the Segment Head for Sports Tourism and others.
FATTA augurs that these vacancies are filled promptly and with capable people who enjoy the confidence of the industry to enable the MTA to continue working smoothly with the stakeholders to successfully face the challenges of maintaining and consolidating Malta’s market share and to develop forward looking strategies for the medium and long term.