The Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) has added to its UK team with the appointment of Lindsey Thorpe as the MTA’s new UK & Ireland MICE Manager.
Lindsey will be managing all opportunities within the MICE sector for the tourist board. With a strong background in the MICE market, she joins after nearly four years as MICE account director at a London based agency.
Lindsey previously managed a team across multiple destination Convention Bureau accounts. She brings to the MTA an expertise in delivering European and UK trade shows and events, executing destination strategies and ultimately driving sales in the MICE sector.
Lindsey commented: “Malta is the perfect destination for meetings, conferences and incentives. The island has a such a unique offering for the UK MICE market; from convenient and ever-increasing accessibility to the a range of hotel stock for all group budgets. It has a unique heritage and culture that have shaped the destination balance with a fun and lively nightlife. I look forward to continuing to promote these opportunities to the UK market.”
The next few years will see Malta opening several hotels and experiences that cater to the MICE client. The Malta Marriott Hotel and Spa opens in 2019, and 2020 will see the launch of the Hard Rock Café; a MICE epicenter complete with 37,000 square feet of planned function space and the largest convention centre on the island.