Why Malta is giving event planners €4million


The Malta Tourism Authority has launched a scheme with a total allocated budget of four million Euros to attract more events to the country.

The aim of the scheme is to boost the MICE industry in Malta and Gozo to attract new MICE business in 2021 and 2022 and achieve a long-term and sustainable recovery. The Malta Tourism Authority is therefore committed to actively supporting the industry: Organisers who can prove that they will spend at least €800 (incl. vat) per delegate on the Maltese Islands will receive a grant of €150 (incl. vat) per foreign delegate. Organisers who spend at least €600 per invited person in Malta are entitled to a grant of €75 (incl. vat) per head. These expenses may include hotel accommodation, ground transportation, meals, excursions, team-building activities, event production and logistics and must be documented per participant. International flights or other means of travel to and from the Maltese Islands are excluded from the expenses.

Applications to participate in the Maltese Support Programme can be submitted online

Each event can only be supported once and the grant will only be paid after the completion of the event. To be eligible for funding, the group size of the event must be more than 10 delegates and involve a minimum stay of two nights in Malta or Gozo. In addition, the event programme must promote Malta, Gozo and Comino in the best possible way.