About Star Awards

Recognising People in the Tourism Industry

The tourism industry is considered one of the pillars of the Maltese economy, and with good reason. In 2016 alone, Malta hosted almost 1.8 million visitors who collectively spent more than €1.6 billion. These figures are staggering when one takes into consideration the small size of our islands and their resident population. It is also little wonder that over the years, the government as well as the private sector have invested and continue to invest in this important industry. Besides being a prime source of foreign earnings into the national economy, tourism is also a major employer. In fact, thousands of individuals are actively engaged in tourism related services, both directly and indirectly and one can easily say that human resources are the true foundation of this sector. It is with this in mind that the MTA sought a way to acknowledge the sterling effort made by many by recognizing those who shine.

The creation of the Special Thanks And Recognition (STAR) Award eleven years ago was a way of recognising outstanding individuals who have been nominated by the tourists themselves. The STAR award is completely tourist driven. Businesses may collect nomination forms from the MTA or make arrangements to have them delivered. From then on, it's the tourists themselves who drive the process by nominating those individuals who made their stay in Malta special. Tourists can do this via a printed nomination form, online or by scanning the QR code on the form itself.

  • 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