Renowned photographer Daniel Cilia received a Special Recognition award for his services to tourism in Gozo. This award was given during the twelfth edition of the Gozo Tourism Awards 2019 organised by the Gozo Tourism Association. The main objectives of these awards are to acknowledge, commend, encourage and thank all the workers, entrepreneurs and entities who distinguish themselves in Gozo’s tourism industry.
Gozo Tourism Worker of the Year Award 2019 – Ms Charlayne Galea
Gozo Young Tourism Worker of the Year Award 2019 – Ms Megan Cauchi
Gozo Tourism Entrepreneurship Award 2019 – Mr Francis Azzopardi of Calypso Trackless Trains
Gozo Cultural/Social Achievement Tourism Award – the Dwejra Environmental Educational Centre.
Lifetime Achievement Award in Tourism – Mr. Joe and George Said
Tourism Commitment Award – Mr. Ivan Mifsud of Mifsud Bros Ltd.
These awards were presented to the respective winners by the Hon Julia Farrugia Portelli, Minister for Tourism, Dr. Gavin Gulia Chairman of the Malta Tourism Authority and Mr. Paul Scicluna Chairman GTA.
The Minister for Gozo Dr. Justyne Caruana in her concluding message mentioned the importance of the Human Resources in the Tourism Sector, whilst emphasizing the commitment of her Ministry for the enhancement of the Gozitan touristic offer with the ongoing projects, as well as with the all year-round cultural calendar. Whilst congratulating all the winners and nominees she thanked all the workers and the Entrepreneurs in the Gozitan Tourism Industry.
The guests present were also addressed by the Minister for Tourism Julia Farrugia Portelli, Dr. Gavin Gulia, and Mr Johann Buttigieg Chairman and CEO MTA respectively and Mr. Paul Scicluna Chairman Gozo Tourism Association.