Malta supports MICE sector with multi-million Euro scheme

A new scheme to boost the MICE industry in Malta and Gozo has been released by The Malta Tourism Authority.

Between now and 2022 event planners booking an event with ten or more delegates and for a two or more overnight stay will receive grants based on a per-delegate spend.

Four million Euros have been invested in this Maltese Support Programme designed to welcome established and new business to the islands and with an aim to kickstart a long-term and sustainable recovery.

With a short flight time, unique venues with excellent infrastructure and over 300 days of sunshine a year, the MTA are expecting an influx of enquiries for events for Q4 of 2021 and 2022 and beyond so corporate event planners are encouraged to put their applications in soon as the funds are capped.

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.


“We’re so pleased that the UK has moved to the Maltese amber list now for travel,” Lindsey Thorpe MICE Manager UK & Ireland, CONVENTIONS MALTA, tells BNC.

“This will surely give event planners confidence that we are a safe country to visit and they can start looking at the destination for future RFPs.”

“The MICE Business scheme is a fantastic offer and we’re so lucky to have the support from our government.”

“Being an island nation we’re seen as a ‘safe’ destination and we can’t wait to welcome the UK market back for events. Vaccinations are happening fast, testing is in place and the venues and suppliers are ready to go. We’re very hopeful that we’ll see a quick recovery of the industry in Malta.”


Applications to participate in the Maltese Support Programme can be submitted online at www.bit.ly/micescheme.

General Conditions

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.

Assistance under this scheme is subject to approval and will be granted at the sole discretion of the Malta Tourism Authority.


General Conditions

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.

Assistance under this scheme is subject to approval and will be granted at the sole discretion of the Malta Tourism Authority.