51 key workers in the tourism sector take part in Erasmus project

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The ‘Social Media and Digital Marketing for the Tourism Sector – The Importance of European Projects’ project is an Erasmus Plus KA1 project for VET staff which has seen the participation of 51 key people from businesses within the tourism sector and Quality Assured by the Malta Tourism Authority, especially local restaurants, visitor attractions and destination management companies.

This project, organised by the Malta Tourism Authority and fully funded by the EU Commission through the Erasmus Plus Funding 2014-2020, ends in May 2020.

All participants completed a one-week traineeship programme in Rome, Italy, hosted by Sweb Srl, a private company with an expertise on digital skills and primarily on web marketing, SEO and SEM strategies and social media marketing. The traineeships were held in January and February 2019 and January and February 2020.

The three main areas covered were email marketing techniques and strategies, video publishing and promotion and business promotion through social media. Through this work-based learning, the participants focused on the new trends in digital marketing with a focus on the promotion strategies through Social Media Marketing.

The MTA is actively promoting European projects since these provide a valuable opportunity to exchange best practices and knowledge with other countries and entities around Europe.

Johann Buttigieg, Chief Executive Officer of the MTA, emphasised the importance of EU Funded projects in general and particularly those that relate to training.

“Tourism is a people’s industry, where success depends on the skills and competencies of the workforce. In this regard, MTA believes that the training of employees at every level is of utmost importance and is a key component of our overall strategy.”

The CEO of Sweb Srl, Simona Leone, praised the project stating: “The participants from Malta brought a new stream of ideas, interests and ways of handling online marketing and promotion of their businesses, and they showed the dedication and passion for their job and an eagerness to promote their country whilst providing the best services to their clients, guests and tourists visiting Malta.”

For more information and to participate in future programmes you may visit the MTA website or contact call on tel. no: 22915000.