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Proposed Legal Reform for the Tourism Industry


From: Ministry for Tourism
​Published: 19.02.2016
Running till: 01.04.2016
​Last Updated: 19.02.2016

This consultation has concluded.  


​Download the full outcome Outcome Report - Tourism Legislaion Review.pdf

Please be informed that submissions were published on the webpage of this consultation at the end of the scoping phase. The lead Ministry has sole discretion upon the publication of comments.

Received contributions, together with the identity of the contributor, were published on the Internet, unless the contributor objects to the publication of his/her personal data on the grounds that such publication would harm his/her legitimate interests. In this case the contribution may be published in anonymous form. Otherwise the contribution will not be published nor will, in principle, its content be taken into account.  Any objections concerning the publication of personal data should be sent to the service responsible for the consultation on the following email address:

Original Consultation

Consultation Description:

The Ministry for Tourism is publishing the drafts of all legal documents governing the tourism sector, after having completed a comprehensive review of existing legislation over the past year. The reform follows the National Tourism Policy for the Maltese Islands which was launched in March 2015. The main objectives of the legal reform are to:

·         Simplify all processes related to the licensing and operation of travel & tourism services;
·         Better inform and protect consumers;
·         Facilitate & incentivize quality of products and services offered;
·         Encourage innovation and facilitate the development of products and services;
·         Discourage irregular and illegal trading.
The documents have been drafted in consultation with representatives of all tourism service providers that are licensed by the Malta Tourism Authority. In the process various public agencies were also consulted. The draft document may be viewed or downloaded from this website.  Individuals and organisations are invited to send their comments and/or proposals by 1st April 2016.



Draft: Legal Reform for the Tourism Industry
​Ways to respond: ​a) Online form
​b) Email to:  
We thank you in advance for your input.
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