Event: Malta Fam Trip – A tour of conference venues & hotels Malta
Clients: 10 Corporate Event Professionals
Accommodation: Hilton Hotel Malta
Conference Hotels Malta: x10
Gala Dinner: Villa Rosa
Activities: Speedboats, Kayaking, Jeep Safari, Salt Pans, Limoncello Workshop, Maltese Cooking, Night Cruise
Location: St. Julients, Valetta, Mdina, Gozo Island, Malta
Contact: [email protected]
venuesmalta.com put together a venue packed familiarisation trip for event professionals to offer a sample experience for conference hotels Malta has to offer. A rich and diverse group of events professionals were selected from the high influx of applicants. This group of event planners and assistants joined us from all over Europe, from various sectors including global tech companies, financial sector, medical organisations and multinational luxury goods corporations.
The itinerary was strategically designed to offer a productive pace of visiting conference venues in Malta, a taste of the various local cuisines and service standards, and of course an opportunity to experience the multitude of cultural activities available for offsite excursions.
We would like to thank Air Malta and the Hilton Hotel Malta for sponsoring the event with flights and accommodation for the 4 days, and also to the Visit Malta tourism board for donating the welcome packs and information for our guests upon arrival.
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|Meet and Greet Service|
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Malta is a hidden jewel for event planners, with multiple venues and conference hotels all situated in short proximity to each other. With increasingly regular flight schedules from all over Europe as well as direct flights daily from Dubai, Malta is becoming increasingly accessible and affordable to get to. Maltese people speak both English and Maltese as their first languages, in fact the fascinating Maltese history has resulted in a colourful and unique fusion of culinary, architectural and lifestyle influences from Italian, British and Arab descent. Aside from the stunning sea views, the cluster of 5* conference hotels and conference venues and the incredible culinary culture, Malta also offers visitors an extremely welcoming and service focused experience. Learn more about Malta..
Malta is the largest of the three islands, followed by Gozo and Comino. The low lying lands are free of mountains and rivers, and instead are vastly surrounded by blue sea and salt air. The shoreline is 137 kilometres and consists of some of the most beautiful alcove beaches, harbours and rocky coves. The summer lasts for most of the year throughout Malta, with summers continuing right into November. This warm but mild weather ensures and ideal climate for outdoor events year round.
Conference Hotels Malta
Throughout the three days 10 conference venues in Malta were visited, ranging from corporate centres catering for 1,700, to elegant renaissance inspired palazzos. Enjoy open air drinks receptions by the pool, or alternatively treat your delegates to a stroll into the past with a medieval banquets and entertainment.
Managing delegates from various locations will often require flexibility and backup preparation in anticipation of the unexpected, hence reducing the likelihood of serious challenges. In this case there were requirements regarding visa approvals, a delayed flight, and a last minute transfer changes. For outdoor events and activities, indoor options were always available in the unlikely case of weather restrictions.
Contact was made with the local embassy in order to arrange the required travel visa. When one of the flights was delayed on arrival, slight adjustments were made to the day’s schedule and maintained regular communication with the group in order to prepare back up transfer services when needed.
The Hilton Hotel Malta graciously closed off their residence Quarterdeck Bar in order to cater for our welcome lunch and meeting. The dome ceiling mural and the waterfront view from the terrace were received very well by our guests. In fact the service at the hotel throughout the few days was fantastic, and according to the group feedback the Hilton Malta was rated as excellent by all. “I could not be happier with the overall experience I’ve had in Hilton, absolutely top notch in every sense – I was more than pleased both privately and also from a business perspective.” (N.K, Stamford Global)
Some other highlights from the trip would have to include the speedboat transfer to and from Gozo Island, the kayaking experience at the blue lagoon, and the Night Cruise at Sliema Harbour.
The Limoncello demonstration and tasting at the Limestone Heritage Centre was one to remember, as well as the cooking class at the local bakery. The stunning gardens of the Palazzo Parisio and the incredible amphitheatres and medieval conference centres certainly left a lasting impression.
100% of the groups rate themselves likely to work with venuesworld.com again in the future. Read the Malta Venue Reviews here
100% also believe they will soon organise corporate events in Malta in the future.
“absolute amazing!. Very, very competent, nice and service minded. On a scale from 1-10; 9 3/4” (M.O, Unity Technologies)
“If the service we received on this trip is anything to go by, then I know a corporate group would be very well catered for in all aspects.” (N.K, Stamford Global)
“Malta is an excellent location” (L.R, SDL)
Take a glimpse of the venues visited on this Malta Fam trip in this video, or get in touch with us should you wish to be kept in touch on our next Fam trip!