Calendar of Events 2013

January

January 8th – GTA council meeting chaired by Mr. Paul Scicluna.

January 14th – GTA CEO represents GTA during a meeting held of the Interministerial committee on Gozo to discuss the EU funds allocation for Gozo for period 2014-2016 at the Gozo Ministry.

January 15th – Lets Gozo editorial team meets  at Keen Advertising Ltd offices to edit the first edition of the Lets Gozo for 2013.

January 16th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat GTA CEO and Executive Clerk represents GTA during the Destinations Holiday and Travel Show in Manchester UK.

January 17th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat GTA CEO and Executive Clerk represents GTA during the Destinations Holiday and Travel Show in Manchester UK.

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

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

January 23rd – Ms. Joanne Formosa Executive officer represents GTA during a meeting held at the New Ninu Cremona School Complex with regards to the Careers weeks for 2013.

January 24th – Mr. Mario Loporto GTA Vice-Chairman and GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat GTA  represents GTA  for the first time during the Destinations Holiday and Travel Show in Dublin Ireland.

January 25th – Mr. Mario Loporto GTA Vice-Chairman and GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat GTA  represents GTA  for the first time during the Destinations Holiday and Travel Show in Dublin Ireland.

January 26th – Mr. Mario Loporto GTA Vice-Chairman and GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat GTA  represents GTA  for the first time during the Destinations Holiday and Travel Show in Dublin Ireland.

January 27th – Mr. Mario Loporto GTA Vice-Chairman and GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat GTA  represents GTA  for the first time during the Destinations Holiday and Travel Show in Dublin Ireland.

January 27th – The third Edition of the GTA Magazine Lets Gozo was published with the Sunday Times of Malta.

January 28th – GTA CEO represents GTA during a meeting held of the Interministerial committee on Gozo to discuss the EU funds allocation for Gozo for period 2014-2016 at the Gozo Ministry.

January 30th – Mr. Paul Scicluna GTA Chairman and GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat GTA  represents GTA   during the Destinations Holiday and Travel Show in London United Kingdom.

January 31st – Mr. Paul Scicluna GTA Chairman and GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat GTA  represents GTA  during the Destinations Holiday and Travel Show in Dublin Ireland.

 

February

February 1st – Mr. Paul Scicluna GTA Chairman and GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat GTA  represents GTA  during the Destinations Holiday and Travel Show in Dublin Ireland.

February 2nd – Mr. Paul Scicluna GTA Chairman and GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat GTA  represents GTA  during the Destinations Holiday and Travel Show in Dublin Ireland.

February 3rd – Mr. Paul Scicluna GTA Chairman and GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat GTA  represents GTA  during the Destinations Holiday and Travel Show in Dublin Ireland.

February 5th – GTA council members led by Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and CEO GTA attended a meeting for the tourism sector organized by the Labour Party and addressed by its leader Dr. Joseph Muscat. GTA CEO also made an intervention during discussion time.

February 11th – GTA CEO represents GTA during a meeting held of the Interministerial committee on Gozo to discuss the EU funds allocation for Gozo for period 2014-2016 at the Gozo Ministry.

February 13th – GTA executive council led by Chairman Paul Scicluna and including Mario Loporto and CEO Joe Muscat met  Ms Gabby Mallia to discuss  EU funding possibilities from the forth call under Sustainable Tourim Funds.

February 15th – GTA holds its 15th 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,  Minister for Gozo Giovanna Debono and Labour Party Spokesman for Gozo. Dr. Anton Refalo. During this AGM the new GTA Council for 2013 was also formed.

February 16th – The Lets Gozo Editorial team held the interviews for the second issue of the Lets Gozo due to be published on 20th April, 2013.

February 18th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attend a meeting  Gozo Regional Committee  with the CEO of MEPA Dr. Simon  Stafrace.

February 19th – GTA Chairman attends a meeting at Hotel Calypso with regards the fourth EU Grant Scheme Call for Sustainable Tourism Projects by Enterprises.

February 20th – GTA  CEO  attends a meeting held at the Ninu Cremona Boys Secondary School in connection with the Careers Week 2013.

February 21st – GTA first council meeting for 2013 after the Annual General Meeting during which the elections for chairman, vice-chairman, secretary and treasurer were held.

February 22nd – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat represents the Gozo Tourism Association during the One TV discussion programm l-Affari Taghna hosted by John Bundy which was transmitted from St. Augustine Square in Victoria and which was also attended by the Labour Party Leader.

February 26th – GTA second council meeting for 2013 after the Annual General Meeting which was chaired by Mr. Paul Scicluna who was confirmed once again Chairman of the GTA for the seventh consecutive time.

February 27th – GTA CEO represents GTA during a business breakfast held at the Hotel Calypso by the PN and which was address by the Prime Minister.

February 28th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna attends a meeting for the touristic sector at the Gozo Ministry in connection with the website www.visitgozo.com.

February 28th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attend a meeting of the Gozo Regional Committee.

 

March

March 4th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat represents GTA during a meeting of the organizing Committee of the Notte Gozitana to be held in May 2013, which meeting was held at the Ministry for Gozo.

March 5th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat GTA  and Mr. Manuel Tabone Director for Tourism and Economic Development represents Gozo  during the ITB Travel Show in Berlin Germany. This year Gozo’s Stand with the Malta stand was animated by Chef Mr. George Borg who prepared local food tastings to the stand visitors.

March 6th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat GTA  and Mr. Manuel Tabone Director for Tourism and Economic Development represents Gozo  during the ITB Travel Show in Berlin Germany. This year Gozo’s Stand with the Malta stand was animated by Chef Mr. George Borg who prepared local food tastings to the stand visitors.

March 7th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat GTA  and Mr. Manuel Tabone Director for Tourism and Economic Development represents Gozo  during the ITB Travel Show in Berlin Germany. This year Gozo’s Stand with the Malta stand was animated by Chef Mr. George Borg who prepared local food tastings to the stand visitors.

March 8th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat GTA  and Mr. Manuel Tabone Director for Tourism and Economic Development represents Gozo  during the ITB Travel Show in Berlin Germany. This year Gozo’s Stand with the Malta stand was animated by Chef Mr. George Borg who prepared local food tastings to the stand visitors.

March 9th – GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat GTA  and Mr. Manuel Tabone Director for Tourism and Economic Development represents Gozo  during the ITB Travel Show in Berlin Germany. This year Gozo’s Stand with the Malta stand was animated by Chef Mr. George Borg who prepared local food tastings to the stand visitors.

March 14th – GTA Executive held its first meeting after the AGM, which was chaired by Mr. Paul Scicluna and attended by Vice-Chairman Mario Loporto, Secretary Mark Busutill Treasurer Joe Muscat Sammut and CEO Joe Muscat.

March 14th – GTA CEO held an interview with ITS Third Year University Student Lucienne Sultana with regards to the Day tripper business on Gozo.

March 14th – GTA Chairman and CEO Mr. Paul Scicluna and Joe Muscat meet GBC Chairman and CEO Mr. Michael Grech and Mr. Joe Grech to discuss common issues to both organizations.

March 14th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna represents GTA during a meeting of the Gozo Actions Group.

March 18th – GTA Third council meeting for 2013 after the Annual General Meeting which was chaired by Mr. Paul Scicluna.

March 21st – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attend a meeting of the Gozo Regional Committee.

March 25th – GTA CEO Joe Muscat represents GTA during a meeting the Gozo Cultural Committee and Gozo Channel with regards Gozo Channel schemes for the Notte Gozitana.

March 26th – GTA CEO held an interview with ITS Third Year University Student Joanne Grima with regards to the Agri Tourism  on Gozo.

March 26th – GTA CEO meets Mr. Barry Calvert to discuss possible joint advertising ventures on Gozo and its tourism product.

March 27th – GTA Executive held another meeting, which was chaired by Mr. Paul Scicluna and attended by Vice-Chairman Mario Loporto, Secretary Mark Busutill Treasurer Joe Muscat Sammut and CEO Joe Muscat.

 

April

April 3rd – GTA Chairman and CEO Mr. Paul Scicluna and Joe Muscat meet GBC Chairman and CEO Mr. Michael Grech and Mr. Joe Grech to discuss common issues to both organizations.

April 3rd – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna chaired a meeting of the GTA Executive meeting, attended by Vice-Chair Mario Loporto, Secretary Mark Busuttil and Treasurer Joe Muscat Sammut. GTA CEO was also in attendance.

April 4th – GTA CEO meets Mr. Francis Darmanin from MTA who is conducting a review of MTA work in relation to the island of Gozo.

April 5th – GTA CEO attends and represents the GRC on an MCESD meeting in Malta.

April 8th – GTA held  a meeting at the Cornocupia Hotel for the accommodation sector who are interested in participating in the Notte Gozitana Scheme for the Domestic market.

April 8th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna represents GTA during a meeting of the Gozo Actions Group.

April 9th – GTA Executive led by Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna together with Vice-Chairman Mr. Mario Loporto and GTA CEO Joe Muscat meet Ms. Maria Fenech Attard Manager ITS Gozo

April 9th – GTA fourth council meeting for 2013 after the Annual General Meeting which was chaired by Mr. Paul Scicluna.

April 11th – GTA CEO chairs a meeting for those tourist establishments who were interested to participate on the Gozo stand, during the upcoming AMITEX Fair in Naxxar

April 12th – GTA Council led by Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna meets for the first time the Minister for Gozo Dr. Anton Refalo at the ITS in Qala. Apart from the council, the following were also present for this meeting: Mr. Joe Bonello Permanent Secretary at Ministry for Tourism, CEO MTA Mr. Josef Formosa Gauci, CEO GTA Joe Muscat and MTA Gozo Head Ms. Christine Vella and Ms Maryanne Portanier.

April 15th – GTA CEO attends and represents the GTA  during a meeting held at the Victoria Boys Secondary school with regards the upcoming careers week in Gozo.

April 17th – GTA Executive held its second meeting after the AGM, which was chaired by Mr. Paul Scicluna and attended by Vice-Chairman Mario Loporto, Secretary Mark Busutill Treasurer Joe Muscat Sammut and CEO Joe Muscat.

April 18th – GTA CEO attends and represents the GRC on an MCESD meeting in Malta.

April 18th – GTA CEO attends the official opening and man the Gozo stand at AMITEX fair held in Naxxar. GTA was entrusted to man the Gozo Stand by the Ministry for Gozo. Animation on the stand was provided by ta’ Mena Estate and Savina Creations, while information  tourist services available on Gozo was on display on the stand. GTA also conducted a survery amongst the visitor on the Stand.

April 18th – GTA CEO attends and represents GTA during the Annual Press Awards Event organized by MTA at Capua Palace in Sliema.

April 19th – Two GTA council members, namely Mr. Joe Mercieca and Ms. Pauline Spiteri man the Gozo stand at AMITEX.

April 20th – Two GTA council members, namely the Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna  and Vice-Chairman Mr. Mario Loporto man the Gozo stand at AMITEX.

April 21st – Two GTA staff, namely  the CEO Mr. Joe Muscat and Ms. Joanne Formosa man the Gozo stand at AMITEX.

April 23rd – GTA Chairman, Mr. Paul Scicluna, GTA Vice Chairman Mr. Mario Loporto and GTA CEO meet ITS Manager Ms. Maria Attard Fenech at ITS School in Qala.

April 23rd – GTA fourth council meeting for 2013 after the Annual General Meeting which was chaired by Mr. Paul Scicluna.

April 25th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attend a meeting of the Gozo Regional Committee.

April 26th – GTA CEO attends and represents the GRC on an MCESD meeting in Malta.

April 26th – GTA Chairman attends and represents the Gozitan Tourism Sector on a MUESAC meeting in Malta.

April 29th – GTA Chairman, GTA CEO and several GTA Council Members, including, Ms. Monica Borg, Mr. Sven Fritzche, Mr. Philip Spiteri, Mr. Mark Busuttil attend the launch of the website www.visitgozo.com at the Gozo Ministry.

April 29th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attend a meeting  of the Social Partners organized by the Office of the President of Malta and the Verdala Palace.

April 30th – GTA CEO chairs a meeting of the Restaurant’s working group attended by Mr. Amand Veranneman, Mr. Philip Spiteri, Mr. Joe Rapa and Mr. Joe Mercieca.

 

May

May 2nd – GTA CEO represents the GRC during the launch of the Jobs Plus  (UHM project) by the Prime Minister at the Lufhansa Technics.

May 2nd – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna represents GTA during a meeting of the Gozo Actions Group.

May 3rd – GTA CEO attends and represents the GRC on an MCESD meeting in Malta.

May 6th – GTA CEO attends and represents the GRC on an MCESD meeting in Malta.

May 7th – GTA Council led by Mr. Paul Scicluna and including Vice-Chairman Mr. Mario Loporto, Secretary Mr. Mark Busuttil, GTA CEO Joe Muscat, Joe Rapa, Amand Veranneman, Joe Mercieca, and Joe Muscat meet the Minister for Tourism Mr. Karmenu Vella at the Auberge d’Italie.

May 7th – GTA council led by Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna meets Gozo Channel Chairman Mr. Joe Cordina at the GTA premises.

May 7th – GTA fifth council meeting for 2013 after the Annual General Meeting which was chaired by Mr. Paul Scicluna.

May 8th – GTA CEO represents GTA during a consultation meeting with the Minister for Gozo with regards to EU funded employment schemes.

May 9th – GTA representative Ms. Joanne Formosa organized various touristic trails by coach to the Gozitan secondary schools students.

May 14th – GTA CEO chairs another meeting of the Restaurant’s working group attended by Mr. Amand Veranneman, Mr. Philip Spiteri, Mr. Joe Rapa and Mr. Joe Mercieca.

May 16th – GTA CEO attends the MTA Board Meeting.

May 16th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna represents GTA during a meeting of the Gozo Actions Group.

May 17th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and GTA CEO Mr. Joe Muscat attend a meeting of the Gozo Regional Committee.

May 18th – GTA CEO meets Prof. Joe Falzon, MCESD consultant, to discuss tourism and foreign direct investment issues related to Gozo.

May 20th – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna represents GTA during a meeting of the Gozo Actions Group.

May 21st – GTA CEO meets Banif Gozo Manager, Ms. Marie Josette Vella Magro and Banif Manager Ms. Charmaine Buhagiar with regards joint initiatives beneficial to both entities.

May 21st – GTA sixth council meeting for 2013 after the Annual General Meeting which was chaired by Mr. Paul Scicluna.

May 23rd – GTA CEO meets Mr. Godfey Kenely from outlook Coop and Ms. Maria Fenech Attard from ITS Gozo with regards to Diversity in employment event to be held in June in ITS Gozo.

May 23rd – GTA Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna represents GTA during a meeting of the Gozo Actions Group.

May 24th – GTA executive led by Chairman Mr. Paul Scicluna and including Mario Loporto, Joe Muscat Sammut, Mark Busuttil and CEO Joe Muscat, meets Gozo NGO’s Association led by Mr. Ryan Mercieca and included Mr. Carmel Zammit and Mr. Joe Camilleri.

May 29th – GTA Executive held its third meeting after the AGM, which was chaired by Mr. Paul Scicluna and attended by Vice-Chairman Mario Loporto, Secretary Mark Busutill Treasurer Joe Muscat Sammut and CEO Joe Muscat.

May 29th – GTA Executive led by Mr. Paul Scicluna and including Vice-Chairman Mario Loporto, Secretary Mark Busutill Treasurer Joe Muscat Sammut meets Director for Tourism Mr. Manuel Tabone and Gozo Ministry consultant Mr. Frank J. Psaila.

May 30th – GTA Council led by Mr. Paul Scicluna and including Vice-Chairman Mr. Mario Loporto, Secretary Mr. Mark Busuttil, GTA CEO Joe Muscat, Joe Rapa, Amand Veranneman, Joe Mercieca, Philip Spiteri, Ludgard Gatt, Brian Meilak, Joe Muscat Sammut and Ms. Joanne Formosa meet the Minister for Gozo Dr. Anton Refalo at the Ministry for Gozo.

May 31st – GTA CEO on behalf of GTA delivers a presentation during a half day seminar organized by the Malta office of the European Parliament held at the Grand Hotel.

Visit the newly launched Gateway School of English WebsiteEnglish Malta GSE