Fabian Demicoli

GRTU and MTA initiate wave of communication efforts targeting the hospitality and leisure industry

A number of operators representing the majority of entertainment establishments in Malta and Gozo have yesterday attended a communication meeting related to compliance and higher standards organized jointly by the GRTU and the MTA.

The meeting was chaired by Philip Fenech, GRTU President for the Tourism

 section, and it was addressed by Paul Bugeja, MTA CEO, David Mifsud, Licencing and Enforcement Director and Charles Burlo, Head of Monitoring Board for Health and Safety in places of entertainment and GRTU CEO Abigail Psaila Mamo.

The aim of the meeting was of helping operators in the sector attain higher standards by explaining compliance and licensing legislation and having a constructive exchange of views on the issues the operators face on a day-to-day basis.

Amongst other things a number of important issues were discussed including the presence of under age youths in places of entertainment, the capacity of the establishments, evacuation and drills, fire safety and juvenile delinquency.

The GRTU and the MTA and the operators are stepping up their efforts in time for the festive season to ensure that people can enjoy themselves while feeling safe. This is the first of a number of initiatives that are aimed at bringing the main stakeholders to work together for the betterment of the community at large.

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