The STAR Service Awards are an important initiative through which the Malta Tourism Authority is able to give public recognition to all those who work directly or indirectly in the tourism industry.

The process is completely tourist-driven and as an incentive for tourists to participate the MTA offers a free holiday back to Malta to one lucky winner.
For full details on the nomination process please view the Frequently Asked Questions.

STAR Service Awards

The 13th edition of the Special Thanks And Recognition (STAR) Awards ceremony organised by the Malta Tourism Authority was held on the 8th February 2017 at the Corinthia Palace. Approximately 13,000 nominations had been received from visitors during 2016. The first set of awards were the STAR service awards.  The winners were: Mr. Cristian Teuma, Casa Gemelli, Ms. Jacqueline Grima, Tourist Guide, Mr. Alfred Bray, Security Officer, Mr. Charlie Bonanno, Boatman, Mr. Joseph Mercieca, Country Terrace Restaurant, Mr. Michael Pace, White Taxi driver, Mr. Paul Vella, Coach Driver, Ms. Sandrine Masson, Sales Representative and Ms. Therese Micallef, Malta Falconry Centre.

Hotel Worker of the Year

The Hotel Worker of the Year 2017 was awarded to Mr. Joseph Ciprian Magro, Sales Executive at the Solana Hotel & Spa who was presented with a certificate, a glass memento and an €800 cash prize. 

The Special Recognition Award 2017 went to Mr. Emanuel Calleja for outstanding hospitality and kindness given to tourists during a serious traffic accident.  

Vecchia Napoli SkyParks which is a Quality Assured restaurant received The restaurant with the most nominated staff in 2017 award.


For Industry Operators

Companies are encouraged to participate in this scheme with the aim to acknowledging the importance of maintaining high standards of service across this dynamic industry. Complimentary nomination forms can be ordered from the Malta Tourism Authority. Free delivery upon request. For more information on the STAR Awards contact the Quality & Industry HR Development Unit on 22915726 or


Using your Vouchers

After submitting an online nomination, guests will be directed to choose a voucher. A confirmation letter with the voucher details will be sent to the email address used by the guests to submit the nomination form. Vouchers need to be presented upon entrance and are subject to terms and conditions. Only one voucher per nomination can be selected.


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30% Discount On The EUR 10 Price Of The Guidebook

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10% Discount On Entry Fee

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30% Discount On Adult Ticket

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Euro5 discount on parasailing per person

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Special Entry Ticket Or 10% Off Playmobil Products

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10% Discount on Entrance Fee

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15% Discount On Entrance Fees

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€3 Discount On The Adult Entry Ticket Of Aquarium

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€3 Off An Adult Ticket

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10% Discount On The Purchase Of An Adult Ticket

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€ 2 Discount On Entrance Fee

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10% Discount On Entrance Fee

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  • Are you delighted with the hospitality that your host family is offering you? Say thank you by nominating them for the Special Thanks and Recognition Award

    The Malta Tourism Authority gives public recognition to people who offer excellent service by honouring them with a STAR Award

    Submit your Nomination

  • Have you been served well? Say thank you by nominating your favourite staff member at the restaurant.

    The Malta Tourism Authority gives public recognition to people who offer excellent service by honouring them with a STAR Award

    Submit your Nomination