Calendar of Events 2012

January

January 4th – GTA Executive led by Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna,  meets Paulina Said from 3a accountants with regards the bi annual GTA survey.

January 11th – GTA CEO meets Mr. Abraham Said of Abrahams Farmhouses with regards the advertising on the lets Gozo.

January 13th – GTA CEO represents GTA during a meeting held at MTA Gozo Offices with Ms. Christine Vella, Mrs Maryanne Portanier and Mr. Manuel Tabone.

January 18th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and Mr. Joe Muscat GTA CEO represents GTA during the Destinations Holiday and Travel Show in Manchester UK.

January 19th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and Mr. Joe Muscat GTA CEO represents GTA during the Destinations Holiday and Travel Show in Manchester UK.

January 20th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and Mr. Joe Muscat GTA CEO represents GTA during the Destinations Holiday and Travel Show in Manchester UK.

January 21st – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and Mr. Joe Muscat GTA CEO represents GTA during the Destinations Holiday and Travel Show in Manchester UK.

January 21st – The third Edition of the GTA Magazine Lets Gozo was published with the Sunday Times of Malta.

January 24th – GTA CEO attends a meeting with regards the careers week held at the Ninu Cremona Boys School.

January 24th – Gozo Tourism Association council Meeting.

January 26th – GTA CEO meets National Audit Office staff with regards to MTA’s and GTA’s  role in the promotion of Gozo as a tourist destination.

January 26th – GTA Chairman and GTA CEO represent GTA at the monthly meeting of the Gozo Regional Committee.

January 27th – GTA Chairman and GTA CEO meets Paulina Said from 3A accountancy Firm and representative from Misco regarding a bi annual survey on Gozitan tourism.

January 30th – GTA CEO attends a board meeting of the ITTC (Institute of Travel, Tourism and Culture) of the University of Malta.

January 31st – GTA delegation led by GTA Chairman Paul Scicluna, and including Vice Chairman Mario Loporto and CEO Joe Muscat met Mr. Manuel Tabone, Director for tourism and economic development withing Ministry for Gozo.

 

February

February 1st – GTA CEO represented Gozo together with Mr. Joe Spiteri on the Malta Stand during the Destinations Holiday and Travel Show in Earls Court London UK.

February 2nd – GTA CEO represented Gozo together with Mr. Joe Spiteri on the Malta Stand during the Destinations Holiday and Travel Show in Earls Court London UK.

February 3th – GTA CEO represented Gozo together with Mr. Joe Spiteri on the Malta Stand during the Destinations Holiday and Travel Show in Earls Court London UK.

February 4th – GTA CEO represented Gozo together with Mr. Joe Spiteri on the Malta Stand during the Destinations Holiday and Travel Show in Earls Court London UK.

February 5th – GTA CEO represented Gozo together with Mr. Joe Spiteri on the Malta Stand during the Destinations Holiday and Travel Show in Earls Court London UK.

February 6th – GTA executive council led by Chairman Paul Scicluna and including Mario Loporto and CEO Joe Muscat met Arriva Gozo Representative Mr. Godfrey Attard to discuss extra arriva service during carnival and other crowd pulling weekends.

February 7th – GTA council members and members attended a half day conference at the Kempinski Hotel in San Lawrenz with regards to the ICER project and rural tourism. GTA CEO presented a paper on his experience on one of this projects visit to Auvergne.

February 7th – GTA CEO represents GTA during a meeting with the organizing committee of the Lejlet Lapsi at the Gozo Ministry.

February 8th – GTA CEO represents GTA during a meeting held at MTA Gozo office with Gozo Channel, MTA Malta and Gozo staff and the Director for Tourism regarding the transport operators at Cirkewwa and Mgarr terminals.

February 9th – GTA CEO meets Ms. Jackie Roberts a Scottish artist residing on Gozo with regards to possible promotion of her works in the Lets Gozo.

February 9th – GTA delegation led by GTA Chairman Paul Scicluna and including Mario Loporto and CEO Joe Muscat met Dr. Franco Debono, prospective Candidate with Labour Party for the next General Elections and his assistant Mr. Frans Ghirxi.

February 13th – GTA CEO attends a meeting at Serena Aparthotel with regards a survey being conducted by  Outlook Coop Management and Communications who are preparing a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) on behalf of the Malta College of Arts Science & Technology (MCAST) for the purpose of reviewing the learning and development for the present and future labour force in Gozo. This will enable MCAST to develop courses with appropriate training and skills.

February 14th – GTA CEO meets Mrs Joyce Coyne and Christine Scott regarding possible promotion of a Grand Charity Ball being held in Gozo in June.

February 14th – GTA CEO represents GTA during the presentation of the National Tourism Policy by Minister for Tourism.

February 14th – GTA CEO meets Mr. Michael Zammit Tabona regarding possible joint promotion for Gozo.

February 14th – GTA CEO meets MEPA representative Mr. Christopher Attard regarding the rural policy being drafted by MEPA on Gozo.

February 15th – GTA CEO formed part of a NET TV discussion panel on the live Programme Iswed fuq l-Abjad which was discussing Gozo.

February 16th – GTA CEO meets Xavier Hancock of Gozo Adventures with regards a climbing project on Gozo.

February 18th – GTA Executive led by Vice-Chairman Mario Loporto and including Mr. Mark Busutill and CEO Joe Muscat met Jesmond Bonello and Isabelle Depasquale of Content House regarding the advertising proposal for the magazine lets Gozo.

February 22nd – GTA CEO represents GTA during a meeting with the organizing committee of the Lejlet Lapsi at the Gozo Ministry.

February 24th – GTA holds its 14th Annual General Meeting for all its members at the Citadel Cinema in Victoria, which was also addressed by Labour Party spokesman for Tourism Dr. Gavin Gulia, Minister for Tourism Dr. Mario de Marco and Minister for Gozo Giovanna Debono.

February 28th – GTA  CEO  attends a meeting in connection with the Careers Week 2012.

February 28th – GTA first council meeting for 2012 after the Annual General Meeting during which the elections for chairman, vice-chairman, secretary and treasurer were help.

 

March

March 1st – GTA CEO represents GTA during a meeting with the organizing committee of the Lejlet Lapsi at the Gozo Ministry.

March 5th – GTA CEO meets Keen advertising regarding the upcoming March Issue of the Lets Gozo.

March 6th – GTA CEO represented Gozo together with Mr. Manuel Tabone on the Malta Stand during the ITB Tourism Fair in Berlin Germany.

March 7th – GTA CEO represented Gozo together with Mr. Manuel Tabone on the Malta Stand during the ITB Tourism Fair in Berlin Germany.

March 8th – GTA CEO represented Gozo together with Mr. Manuel Tabone on the Malta Stand during the ITB Tourism Fair in Berlin Germany.

March 9th – GTA CEO represented Gozo together with Mr. Manuel Tabone on the Malta Stand during the ITB Tourism Fair in Berlin Germany.

March 10th – GTA CEO represented Gozo together with Mr. Manuel Tabone on the Malta Stand during the ITB Tourism Fair in Berlin Germany.

March 11th – GTA CEO represented Gozo together with Mr. Manuel Tabone on the Malta Stand during the ITB Tourism Fair in Berlin Germany.

March 13th – 2nd GTA Council Meeting Chaired by Mr. Paul Scicluna.

March 14th – GTA CEO Joe Muscat  delivered a lecture at the University of Malta entitled Tourism in Gozo as a Resource to students following a Degree Plus Course in Gozitan Studies.

March 15th – GTA Chairman Paul Scicluna and CEO Joe Muscat attend a GRC meeting.

March 15th – Meeting of GTA members in Hotels and restaurants section regarding special offers re the Notte Gozitana.

March 16th – GTA Chairman and all council members attend the opening of the new MTA offices in Victoria by Minister for Tourism, Culture and the environment.

March 16th – GTA Council holds meeting with the Minister for Tourism Dr. Mario de Marco.

March 20th – GTA Executive Clerks attends meeting at the Ninu Cremona School with regards the Tourism Career Expo.

March 21st – GTA Council led by Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna meets Minister for Gozo Giovanna Debono at the Gozo Ministry.

March 22nd – GTA CEO Joe Muscat, meets MHRA President Mr. Tony Zahra and MHRA CEO Mr. Andrew Agius Muscat regarding future relationship between both entities.

March 23rd – GTA CEO Joe Muscat and GTA Secretary Mr. Mark Busutill meet Manuel Tabone at his offices regarding the Diving Master Plan.

March 24th – GTA Executive led by Chairman Paul Scicluna and including Mark Busutill and Joe Muscat, met Mr. Frank Spiteri from Hospitality Web Systems in relation to the GTA web booking Portal.

March 26th – GTA Executive led by Chairman Paul Scicluna and including Mark Busutill and Joe Muscat, met Mr. Andrew Ransley of Addajet and Ms Christine Falzon from ICON Spiteri in relation to the GTA web booking Portal.

March 27th – 3rd. GTA council meeting chaired by Mr. Paul Scicluna.

March 29th – GTA Chairman Paul Scicluna and CEO Joe Muscat attend a GRC meeting.

March 30th – GTA CEO attends second meeting of Business First. GTA sits as a member on the Business First Committee.

 

April

April 2nd – GTA CEO and Joanne Formosa attend meeting regarding the Careers Weeks being organized later during the month of April.

April 3rd – GTA Executive led by Chairman Mr Paul Scicluna, meets ETC CEO Mr. Claudio Farrugia and ETC Gozo Manager Mr. Marcel Bonnici.

April 10th – Separate meetings for the Restaurants and self catering  sections of GTA to tackle certain pending issues like tables and chairs and revision of licences.

April 12th – GTA Chairman and GTA CEO attends GRC meeting with regards Budget Proposals by Gordon Cordina.

April 12th – GTA CEO meets Gozo Ministry Officials regarding the placing of tables and chairs on the Qbajjar Water Front.

April 12th – GTA CEO meets Tranport Malta officials and architects to discuss the progress on the Xewkija Victoria Road.

April 13th – GTA CEO meets ITS Gozo Manager Ms. Maria Attard Fenech.

April 16th – GTA represented by CEO during a meeting of the Consultative Committee of Green Economy set up by the Ministry for Finance and Economic Investment.

April 16th – GTA CEO attends the monthly Board meeting of the Institute of Tourism Travel and Culture of the University of Malta.

April 17th – GTA CEO together with Director for Tourism (MGOZ) Mr. Manuel Tabone attend a lunch together with a group of FTI German and Austrian Tour Operators.

April 17th – GTA Secretary and Diving Section Representative Mr. Mark Busutill and GTA CEO  attends meeting between Director for Tourism (MGOZ), GTA and PDSA.

April 19th – GTA CEO interviewed by Tourism Studies student Ms. Erika Montebello with regards Gozo’ s Tourism Marketing.

April 19th – GTA CEO meets Gozo Laundry Manager Mr. Joe Attard regarding possible joint initiatives between both entities.

April 24th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna presides over a GTA Council Meeting.

April 26th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna lead GTA Council Members for the opening of the Career Weeks at the Victoria Boys Secondary School.

April 26th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and GTA CEO attends the Gozo Regional Committee monthly meeting.

April 27th – GTA CEO and Director for Tourism (MGOZ) tours the food Village at Magro Bros Factory. This tour was hosted by the Magro Group Managing Director Mr. John Magro.

April 30th – GTA CEO meets one of GTA members Mr. Joe Fiteni.

 

May

May 4th – GTA CEO meets GTA Vice-President Mr. Mario Loporto.

May 7th – GTA CEO meets ITS Gozo Manager Ms. Maria Attard Fenech.

May 9th – GTA Delegation led by GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and including Vice-Chairman, Mr. Mario Loporto and GTA CEO meets the Israel Ambassador to Malta – H.E. Mr Oren David, the Permanent Secretary (MGOZ) Mr. John Inguanez and Director for Tourism (MGOZ) Mr. Manuel Tabone.

May 14th – GTA CEO attends meeting at MTA offices, together with with MTA Senior Head Gozo Office and Director of Tourism (MGOZ).

May 17th – GTA Chairman, and GTA council members attend the official opening of the Villa Rundle Garden by the Prime Minister.

May 18th – GTA executive council led by Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna met Mr. Frank Spiteri from HWS with regards to the setting up of the GTA web portal.

May 19th – GTA executive council led by Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna met the Prime Minister Dr. Laurence Gonzi and Dr. Simon Busuttil at the Grand Hotel Mgarr. During this meeting a presentation was deliverd to the Prime Minister with regards the present tourism scenario on Gozo. GTA delegation also put forward several proposals to increase tourist numbers to Gozo.

May 22nd – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna chairs GTA Council Meeting.

May 24th – GTA officials led by Vice-Chairman Mr. Mario Loporto attends the ICER consultative meeting on rural tourism on Gozo.

May 31st – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and GTA CEO attends the Gozo Regional Committee monthly meeting.

 

June

June 1st – GTA invited to participate in a public discussion regarding transport between Malta and Gozo at the Grand Hotel Mgarr on an invitation by Dr. Franco Mercieca. GTA CEO delivered a presentation on the subject.

June 4th – GTA CEO attends the monthly Board meeting of the Institute of Tourism Travel and Culture of the University of Malta.

June 6th – GTA CEO interviewed by Mr. Frank Grech, regarding the latter’s dissertation for his University Masters Course.

June 8th – GTA CEO attends meeting of the Green Economy Consultative Committee.

June 12th – GTA Council Members and members attend a Regional Conference on the EU benefits for Gozo after 8 years as EU Members.

June 13th – GTA CEO attends a meeting with the San Lawrenz local council with regards to the Village Main Square upgrade.

June 13th – GTA executive council led by Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna met Mr. Frank Spiteri from HWS with regards to the setting up of the GTA web portal.

June 14th – GTA CEO meets Mr. Denis Borg, General Secretary of the Maltese Italian Chamber of Commerce to discuss future joint initiative between both entities.

June 15th – GTA Council led by Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna meets Dr. Mario Demarco, Minister for Tourism and the environment to discuss several Tourism issues affecting the Gozitan tourist establishments.

June 19th – GTA Council Members led by Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna, visit the Food Village at Magro Bros Factory. The group was shown around this local produce facility by Managing Director Mr. John Magro.

June 19th – GTA CEO attends a meeting with Police Superintendent Mr. Simon Galea regarding hard sell of transport services at Mgarr Ferry Terminal. This meeting was also attended by Director Tourism Mr. Manuel Tabone, MTA Gozo Office Senior Head Ms. Christine Vella and officials from Transport Malta (Gozo Branch).

June 22nd – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and GTA CEO attends the half day National Conference on Water at the Westin Dragonara organized by the Malta Business Bureau.

June 25th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and GTA  CEO meets the Mayor of Ghasri Mr. Andrew Vella with regards to the upkeep of rural roads in the vicinity of farmhouses in the locality of Ghasri.

June 26th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and GTA  CEO attend a meeting with MTA CEO Mr. Josef Formosa Gauci with regards the new self catering licences.

June 27th – GTA CEO delivers an overview of the tourism scenario on Gozo to a group of foreign guests participating in the ICER Project piloted by the Ministry for Gozo.

 

July

July 3rd – GTA Executive Council led by GTA Chairman, Mr. Paul Scicluna and including Vice-Chairman Mr. Mario Loporto and CEO Mr. Joe Muscat met Dr. Jason Azzopardi Minister for Fair Competition, Small Business, and Consumers, to discuss common level playing field in the Gozitan Tourist Industry.

July 4th – Gozo Tourism Association is represented by its CEO Mr. Joe Muscat during the launch event of the National Tourism Policy for the Maltese Islands  by the Minister for Tourism, Culture and the Environment Dr. Mario Demarco at the Westin Dragonara Hotel.

July 5th – Meeting presided over by GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna held at the GTA premises  for the Self catering Members regarding the proposal by GTA for the  new MTA rates for the self catering units.

July 5th – Same meeting as above was held in the afternoon for other members of the self catering units, since they could not attend the morning meeting. This meeting was chaired by GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat.

July 9th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attend a GRC meeting during which Mr. Joe Muscat was elected vice-chairman of the GRC. In this respect GTA CEO Joe Muscat as Vice-Chairman, and Mr. Michael Grech as Chairman of the GRC will be the representatives of the GRC on the MCESD. This is the first time that Gozo will be represented on such forum.

July 10th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat meets Lets Gozo Editor, Ms. Jo Caruana to review and edit the July Issue of the Lets Gozo. This meeting held at Keen Studios was also attended by Mr. John Falzon Director Keen Advertising.

July 11th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attends a meeting at ITS Qala with the Head of School Ms. Maria Attard Fenech with regards an EU funded Project in which GTA is a partner. The project main objective is to assess the current Gozitan employees skill level, devising and delivering an individual training programme,  and certifying them accordingly.

July 12th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat meets the Nadur Mayor Mr. Charles Said and the local council councillors to discuss the issue of the placing of tables and chairs infront of tourist establishments in the Nadur Village Core during summer 2012.

July 17th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna chairs another GTA Council Meeting.

July 18th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attends the first MCESD council meeting as representative of the Gozo Regional Committee in which the Gozo Tourism Association is founder member.

July 23rd – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attends a meeting at the Directorate of Tourism at the Ministry for Gozo with representatives of the French walkers Association FF Randonne, together with the Director for Tourism, and representatives of MTA in connection with a study FF Randonne is doing on a walking trail on Gozo.

July 26th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and GTA CEO attends the Gozo Regional Committee monthly meeting.

July 27th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attends an EEC meeting and delivers a presentation on Gozitan Tourism entitled “Strengthening Gozitan Tourism Sustainability”. This meeting was chaired by the Prime Minister Dr. Laurence Gonzi and attended by the Minister for Gozo, the Minister for Finance and the Economy, and the Minister for Fair Competition, Small Business, and Consumers.

July 31st – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attends the launch of the AirMalta fleet  rebranding at the Mediterraen Conference Centre.

July 31st – GTA CEO GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat and GTA Council Member Mr. Philip Spiteri meets the Zebbug Mayor Mr. Nicky Saliba and the other local council councillors to discuss the issue of the placing of tables and chairs infront of tourist establishments in the resort of Marsalforn during summer 2012.

 

August

August 1st – GTA executive council led by Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna met once again Mr. Frank Spiteri from HWS with regards to the setting up of the GTA web portal.

August 2nd – GTA executive council led by Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna met Mr. John Formosa from Network Publications regarding the possibility of GTA participating in the upcoming BOV Boat Show.

August 3rd – GTA CEO mets Mr. Dennis Dimech sales executive of the lets Gozo in connection with the lets Gozo  advertising.

August 18th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat participates in a radio discussion programme on domestic tourism to Gozo on RTK radio.

August 20th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat meets the newly appointed General Manager of the Kempinski Hotel and Spa Mr. Sven Fritzche in San Lawrenz.

August 21st – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna chairs another GTA Council Meeting.

August 22nd – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attends the second MCESD council meeting as representative of the Gozo Regional Committee in which the Gozo Tourism Association is founder member.

August 27th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attend the launch of the Eco Gozo action plan 2013-2015 by the Minister for Gozo at the Grand Hotel Mgarr.

August 28th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat sat on an interviewing board at the ITS Qala to approve the induction of students to new academic year 2012/2013 full-time courses.

August 29th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat sat on an interviewing board at the ITS Qala to approve the induction of students to new academic year 2012/2013 part-time courses.

August 30th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna presided over an executive meeting of the Gozo Tourism Association, attended by Vice-Chairman Mr. Mario Loporto, Secretary Mr. Mark Busuttil and GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat.

August 30th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and GTA CEO attends the Gozo Regional Committee monthly meeting.

 

September

September 6th – GTA CEO meets Mr. Salvu Mallia with regards to possible GTA participation in TV programmes.

September 6th – GTA Executive led by Mr. Paul Scicluna and including Vice- Chairman Mr. Mario Loporto, Secretary Mr. Mark Busuttil and GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat meet the Minister for Gozo Hon. Giovanna Debono who was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary Mr. John Inguanez and Director Tourism and Economic Development Mr. Manuel Tabone.

September 7th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attends the third MCESD council meeting as representative of the Gozo Regional Committee in which the Gozo Tourism Association is founder member.

September 10th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and GTA CEO attends a meeting with Minister for Tourism Dr. Mario Demarco, The Minister for Gozo Giovanna Debono and the Minister for Fair Competition, Small Business, and Consumers Dr Jason Azzopardi, as well as MTA CEO Mr. Josef Formosa Gauci and Director for Tourism Mr. Manuel Tabone with regards the GTA initiative scheme VALUE GOZO.

September 10th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat participates in a discussion programme on Gozo on Super One Radio.

September 12th – Meeting held at the GTA premises to evaluate the the expression of interest submitted by various suppliers to attend the World Travel Market with their local produce.

September 12th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attends the Gozo Regional Committee monthly meeting.

September 13th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna represents GTA and the MHRA Quarterly survey presentation held at the Inter-Continental Hotel.

September 17th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attends a meeting at the GTA premises held for the Diving Centres operating on Gozo, which was also attended by Director Tourism Mr. Manuel Tabone.

September 18th – GTA council members led by GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna meet the Minister for Gozo Giovanna Debono to discuss GTA proposals to the second phase of ECO-GOZO.

September 18th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attends a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Travel, Tourism and Culture of the University of Malta.

September 19th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat meets Mr. John Magri and Ms. Christine Vella from MTA with regards to establish Eco certification criteria for the Farmhouses.

September 19th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna, Vice-Chairman Mr. Mario Loporto and GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat meet Gozo Channel Chairman Mr. Paul Curmi, who was accompanied by Mr. George Borg and Ms. Sarah Grech. During this meeting several issues in relation to better accessibility to Gozo were discussed.

September 20th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat meets Banif Gozo Branch Manager Ms. Marie Josette Vella Magri to discuss future co-operation between the two entities.

September 25th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna, GTA Secretary Mr. Mark Busutill  and GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attends a press conference given by the Minister for Gozo Giovanna Debono with regards to the launch of the publication by the Gozo Ministry DiveinsideGozo.

September 27th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat represents GTA at the Closing Conference organised by MCESD in partnership with MEUSAC with regards to the Project Closer to Europe.

September 27th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and GTA CEO attends the Gozo Regional Committee monthly meeting.

 

October

October 10th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attends a meeting at the Ministry for Gozo in connection with the arrival of two cruise ships off the Mgarr harbour on Saturday 27th October, 2012.

October 10th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna chairs another GTA Council Meeting.

October 16th – GTA executive council led by Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna met once again Mr. Frank Spiteri from HWS with regards to the setting up of the GTA web portal.

October 16th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attend the Gozo Regional Committee monthly meeting.

October 19th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attends meeting at Dar Sant Anna with MTA officials led by Mr. Andre Vella, Director of Tourism Mr. Manuel Tabone and officials from KPDN with regards to accessible tourism.

October 19th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attends the third MCESD council meeting as representative of the Gozo Regional Committee in which the Gozo Tourism Association is founder member.

October 23rd – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attends a Meeting at the Gozo Ministry with officials from Pricewaterhouse Cooper and Eco Gozo officials with regards to the ICER project.

October 25th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat presides over a meeting held at the GTA premises for the selfcatering sector. This meeting was also attended by officials from the health department and the Director for Tourism Mr. Manuel Tabone.

October 25th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attend the Gozo Regional Committee monthly meeting.

October 26th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat represents GTA together with council members, Mr Joe Rapa, Mr. Philip Spiteri and Mr. Joe Muscat Sammut during a business breakfast held at the Kempinski with regards to the Budget 2013. During this business breakfast GTA CEO made an intervention with regards to several proposals being put forward by GTA.

October 26th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna led the GTA Council during the launch event of the revamped GTA official website www.islandofgozo.org which was held at the Santa Cecilja Chapel in Xewkija in the presence of the Minister for Gozo Giovanna Debono  the Minister for Justice, Dialogue and the Family Dr. Chris Said, by Mr. Frank Spiteri from Hospitality web systems.

October 27th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attends and delivers a presentation during the Annual General Meeting of  Regional Committee of  the Gozitan Local Councils which was held at the Hotel Calypso and presided over by the Minister for Justice, Dialogue and the Family Dr. Chris Said.

October 28th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attends the launch of the book the Gozo Malta airlink-my experience by Capt. George E. Kissaun held at the Gozo University Centre.

October 31st – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna led the GTA Executive together with the Gozo Business Chamber Executive led by the President Mr. Michael Grech during a joint meeting with the Minister for Gozo Giovanna Debono.

 

November

November 2nd – Gozo Tourism Association Council led by Mr. Paul Scicluna met the Minister for Tourism, Culture and the environment Dr. Mario Demarco and MTA CEO Mr. Josef Formosa Gauci to discuss the GTA’s Budget proposals.

November 4th – GTA CEO represented Gozo together with Mr. Manuel Tabone Director Tourism and Economic Development (MGOZ) on the Malta Tourism Authority Stand at the World Travel Market held in Excel London UK.

November 5th – GTA CEO represented Gozo together with Mr. Manuel Tabone Director Tourism and Economic Development (MGOZ) on the Malta Tourism Authority Stand at the World Travel Market held in Excel London UK.

November 6th – GTA CEO represented Gozo together with Mr. Manuel Tabone Director Tourism and Economic Development (MGOZ) on the Malta Tourism Authority Stand at the World Travel Market held in Excel London UK.

November 7th – GTA CEO represented Gozo together with Mr. Manuel Tabone Director Tourism and Economic Development (MGOZ) on the Malta Tourism Authority Stand at the World Travel Market held in Excel London UK.

November 8th – GTA CEO represented Gozo together with Mr. Manuel Tabone Director Tourism and Economic Development (MGOZ) on the Malta Tourism Authority Stand at the World Travel Market held in Excel London UK.

November 13th – Gozo Tourism Association council meeting.

November 14th – GTA CEO meets Mr. Stephen Cini to discuss and give the Association’s view on several points on the National Tourism Plan with regards Mr. Cini’s dissertation.

November 15th – GTA CEO together with council Member Mr. Philip Spiteri and GTA member Mr. Mauro Gasan meet Mr. Manuel Tabone Director Tourism & Economic Development (MGOZ) with regards small conference business to Gozo.

November 15th – GTA Executive led by GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and including Vice-Chairman Mr. Mario Loporto, GTA Secretary Mr. Mark Busutill and GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat met a delegation from the Gozo Business Chamber led by its Chairman Mr. Michael Grech who was accompanied by Vice-Chairman Mr. Joe Borg and GBC CEO Mr. Joe Grech to discuss common issues between the two Gozitan entities.

November 21st – The Gozo Tourism Association is represented by its CEO Mr. Joe Muscat at a business breakfast on tourism held at the Westin Dragonara and which was addressed by the Prime Minister. During this business Breakfast the GTA representative put forward the concerns of the Association with regards to accessibility and major private tourism projects development on Gozo.

November 22nd – The Gozo Tourism Association is represented by its CEO Mr. Joe Muscat on the first Gozo sub-committee meeting of the inter-ministerial committee on EU Programming Period 2014-2020.

November 22nd – The Gozo Tourism Association CEO Mr. Joe Muscat delivers a presentation on enhancing tourism on Gozo during a public discussion organized by Dr. Franco Mercieca prospective Labour Party candidate held at the Grand Hotel Mgarr.

November 27th – The Gozo Tourism Association chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna leds a GTA delegation representing the Restaurants section of the Gozo Tourism Association for a meeting with the Malta Competitive and Consumer Affairs Authority Eng. Francis Farrugia with regards to the set up of the Value Gozo Scheme.

November 27th – The Gozo Tourism Association CEO Mr. Joe Muscat as a representative of the Gozo Regional Committee attends a MCESD meeting addressed by the Minister for Finance Mr. Tonio Fenech with regards to the Budget 2013.

November 29th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attend the Gozo Regional Committee monthly meeting.

 

December

December 3rd – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat represents GTA during  the second inter-ministerial committee meeting set up to discuss EU funds for Gozo during the next programming period 2013-2020.

December 4th – GTA CEO meets Ms. Maria Fenech Attard Head ITS Gozo.

December 4th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attends meeting with Permanent Secretary at Ministry for Gozo and Gozo Channel Chairman to discuss the Winter scheme.

December 6th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and GTA CEO attends a meeting with MEPA officials to discuss the New Height Limitations Policy concerning Gozitan Hotels.

December 6th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attend the Gozo Regional Committee monthly meeting.

December 7th – GTA CEO together with council member MrAmand Veranneman meets Mr. Thomas Tom Steiner van den Ouweelen of Technical Diving Gozo.

December 9th – GTA CEO represents the Gozo Tourism Association during a consultation meeting held with the Architects of the Marsalforn Master Plan at the Crystal Palace in Marsalforn.

December 11th – GTA CEO and Council Member Mr. Philip Spiteri meet various tourism operators from the resort of Marsalforn at the GTA offices regarding the aftermath of the consultation meeting on the Marsalforn Master Plan.

December 12th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat represents GTA during  the forth  inter-ministerial committee meeting set up to discuss EU funds for Gozo during the next programming period 2013-2020.

December 17th – The fifth Tourism Worker of the Year 2012 Award was held at the Royal Lady suite of the Grand Hotel at Mgarr. Minister Giovanna Debono conferred this Award to Mr. Joseph Tabone who was announced as the Gozitan Tourism Worker of the Year 2012 by the Chairman of the Adjudicanting Panel, Notary Public  Dr. Anton Hili LL.D.

December 21st – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat represents GTA during  the forth  inter-ministerial committee meeting set up to discuss EU funds for Gozo during the next programming period 2013-2020.

December 21st – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna, GTA Secretary Mr. Mark Busuttil and GTA CEO meet Mr. Frank Spiteri with regards to the second phase of the web portal.

December 27th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna attends for Festive Season Drinks at the Gozo Regional Committee Office in Victoria.

December 28th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and GTA CEO presents the Gozo Tourism Association Electoral Programme Proposals to Dr. Simon Busuttil, Vice-leader of the Nationalist Party.

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