What’s New in Malta
Alpine Sterling joins Platinum DMC Collection!
We are absolutely delighted to be partnering with Platinum DMC Collection! After enjoying 50 years of success in our core European market, as well as in Canada, Asia and Australia, joining up with Platinum offers us a great platform to build on that success in the United States of America.
Malta Marriott Hotel Opens Summer 2019
Malta Marriott Hotel officially opens its doors this summer 2019! They have rebranded the Le Meridien which closed in September 2018 in order to undergo an extensive renovation. The remodeled property will have an additional two floors and a completely new pool area. It will re-open as the first Marriott property on the Island with a brand new 5-star look, competing with the best hotels on the Island.
Hard Rock Hotel to Offer Views on St. George’s Bay
Construction has begun on the Hard Rock Hotel with plans for a 2020/2021 opening as a 4-star hotel. The property will feature fantastic views of St. George’s Bay, and will be within walking distance of Malta’s bustling nightlife area where plenty of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs can be found.
Tuk-Tuks Now Available for your Next Adventure
The Tuk-Tuks have reached Malta and Gozo! Alpine Sterling has 12 of the trendy and colorfully designed vehicles that can seat up to 6 people per car and accommodate an outing of up 72 people. Take them on safaris, treasure hunts, as regular transfers, or to places difficult to access by ordinary transportation.
The Infinite Loop – A Virtual Reality Teambuilding Activity
Malta’s first ever virtual reality teambuilding activity, The Infinite Loop, offers your team the ultimate challenge, as players role-play within the simulation video game. Your secret mission is help find the prisoner who has been sucked into the virtual world and bring him back to reality. Suitable for unlimited players, with teams of six members or more, The Infinite Loop is played indoors and takes around two hours, making it the ideal teambuilding activity to add to any work event schedule, from a large business conference to a small staff dinner.
Did You Know?
Alpine Malta Marks 50th Anniversary
This year marks Alpine’s 50th Anniversary! In 1969, Tony Zahra, who is now the chairman of Alpine Holdings, started Alpine Travel together with his brother. He put Alpine on the map as one of the biggest names the local tourism industry knows today. In the 1990s, he passed the mantle to his nephew, Warren Zahra, who is our managing director today. Warren oversaw the rebranding to Alpine Sterling DMC, where we now have over 18 dedicated team members, handling over 300 MICE and Leisure Groups as well as FIT and Concierge programs.
Peter Cauchi Joins the Alpine Sterling Team
Peter has been in the industry for over 30 years and brings a wealth of senior experience to Alpine Sterling. After becoming the Director of the German, Swiss and Austrian markets for the Malta Tourism Authority, he was very successful spearheading their marketing department in the German speaking countries and made a significant impact on increasing Malta’s reputation in the region. Upon his return to Malta, he was appointed Head of Department of Conventions Malta, marketing the Maltese Islands around the globe for the MICE segment.
Nominated for Best DMC at 2019 M&IT Awards – 4th Year in a Row
Following our Bronze Award last year, we are delighted to be nominated for the same award in 2019 – for the fourth year in a row! Hopefully a gold is in our future on March 1 at this year’s M&IT Awards night.