United Travel Hosts UAE Familiarisation Trip

This week United Travel, together with the Malta Tourism Authority, Emirates and Hilton Malta, hosted an educational  familiarisation trip for eight MICE travel managers and event management companies. Despite the group only being here for just four nights we wanted to try and showcase as much of the Maltese Islands as we could fit into the limited time.

The group visited a number of hotels and venues, including the Mediterranean Conference Centre, the Grand Hotel Excelsior, Smart City, Palazzo Parisio, Limestone Heritage, Palazzo Depiro and Xara Palace amongst others. However, their favourite activities were the following: 

A Visit to a Gozitan Farm

During a visit to Gozo, the group visited Rikardu's Farm - a typical Gozitan farm which is well-known for their delicious goats cheese known by the locals as Gbejna meaning "cheeselet". On the farm they were introduced to the farm's herd of goats and even had the opportunity to milk the goats themselves! Following this Rikardu showed the group the process by which Gbejna is made, all the while drawing comparisons between the modernised processes adopted on the farm and the traditional processes from the past. Finally, Rikardu offered the group a plate of his famous home-made gbejna-stuffed ravioli for lunch on his farm.

A Tour of The Three Cities with Rolling Geeks

The group enjoyed an innovative tour around the Three Cities in electric cars. The cars where equipped with a GPS which guided them through the main sites within the Three Cities giving the group interesting historical facts along the way. During this tour the agents were able to stop along the way and enjoy several photo stops. 

If you are interested in any of these activities feel free to drop us a line on info@unitedtravel.com.mt


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