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The Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) has put into its UK team with the appointment of Lindsey Thorpe because the MTA’s new UK & Ireland MICE Manager. Lindsey will be managing all opportunities within the MICE sector for the tourist board.
A strong background in the MICE market, Lindsey joins after nearly four years as MICE account director at a London based agency. Owning a team across multiple destination Convention Bureau accounts previously, Lindsey brings to the MTA an expertise in delivering European and UK trade events and shows, executing destination strategies and driving sales in the MICE sector ultimately.
Delighted to be joining the united kingdom team, Lindsey said “Malta may be the perfect destination for meetings, incentives and conferences. The island includes a this type of unique offering for the united kingdom MICE market; from ever-increasing and convenient option of the destination, a variety of hotel stock for several combined group budgets, a distinctive culture and heritage which have shaped the destination balanced with a great and lively nightlife. I turn to continuing to market these opportunities to the united kingdom market forward.”
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An, the Mediterranean island will dsicover the opening of several experiences and hotels that focus on the MICE client. 2019 will dsicover the opening of the Malta Marriott Spa and Hotel, carrying out a rebrand of the Le Méridien property and 2020 will dsicover the launch of the Hard Rock Café; a MICE epicenter filled with 37,000 square feet of planned function space and the biggest convention centre on the island.
Peter Vella, MTA’s UK Director commented “Malta’s tourism industry happens to be breaking all records as tourists and business travellers from around the world discover our unique mixture of sunshine, culture, history, hospitality and beauty. We have been delighted to possess Lindsey up to speed and so are confident that her expertise in the meetings, incentives, exhibitions and conferencing will showcase our island as a premier European MICE destination”.