MTA organises seminar about Bike Tourism
The Malta Tourism Authority has organised an educational seminar on the EU funded Sustainable Interregional Bike Tourism (SIBIT) project in partnership with the Local Councils Association, the University of Polo in Agrigento and five provinces in Sicily.
Invitations for the seminar were issued through MHRA, FATTA, GTA and the Malta Cycling Federation to hotel Front Office Managers and staff, incoming handling agents and local bike service providers. The seminar was addressed by Head Sports Tourism Segment at MTA Suzanne Cassar Dimech, who along with the Project Coordinator (Malta) Alfred Triganza, gave an overview of the objectives of the project along with the milestones achieved.
Suzanne Cassar Dimech explained how the close proximity of Malta to Sicily lends itself to the promotion of a two point destination holiday. Through this project, infrastructural initiatives were undertaken to facilitate the new operational activities which would enable the promotion of a standard bike tourism product in Sicily and Malta as a form of sustained tourist development.
Other speakers at the seminar included Project Coordinator (Sicily) Luca Burruano, Architects Frank Muscat and Angela Sciberras, Martin Morana from MTA and members of the Cycling Expert team Andrew Galea and Dennis Debono.