Last Updated 16 | 01 | 2013 at 18:42

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Merill Eco Tours signs agreement with Ta' Mena Estate

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The second anniversary of Merill Eco Tours, the first company in the Maltese Islands fully focused on a range of eco-tourism and agri-tourism services was marked on January 12.

After establishing itself in the island of Malta, the Merill Rural Network is now set to expand towards Gozo. Bid by many as a natural destination when it comes to ‘Eco’.

Marking this second anniversary, Merill Eco Tours came into agreement with the owners of Ta’ Mena Estate in Marsalforn, Gozo. ‘The decade-long investment, is a clear sign of belief by entrepreneur Joseph Spiteri and his family, that the strengths of two important industries, agriculture and tourism, are yet to be properly harnessed and moulded into the country’s future economic driving force. This, together with the excellent reputation Ta’ Mena already enjoys, convinced Merill to work in tandem with the enterprise and build upon its successes, while it promises to bring on a fresh outlook when it comes to eco and agricultural experiences,” a statement from Merill Eco Tours read.

Ta’ Mena Estate has undergone considerable investment to restore the landscape of the area and create an ideal venue for agricultural experiences, the statement held. “Local products are produced at the estate in Marsalforn while the processing is carried out in the establishment in Xewkija”.

Merill Eco Tours, spearheaded by agricultural-environment specialist Jeanette Borg, started off with a modest brochure featuring the rural villages of Dingli and Mellieha. Today, the original concept of eco tours has been encompassed within the Merill Rural Network; an exclusive web of farming families and artisans across the Maltese Islands who strive to diversify their agricultural and artisanal products to provide genuine experiences to locals and tourists.

While the services offered have evolved along these past months, the principles have remained rigidly the same. Merill conducts experiences for small groups so as to respect the sensitive areas visited, and strives to leave a financial benefit wherever they operate.

 

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