As from Friday, a high-level working committee made up of key stakeholders in the tourism sector is to meet in view of the coronavirus COVID-19, the Tourism Ministry said.
The Ministry for Tourism and Consumer Protection is continuously monitoring the latest developments in relation to the spread of the coronavirus, in full consultation with the advice and direction being given by the Central Government’s Operational Committee.
Whilst locally there is no cause for alarm and the situation remains under control and with no reported cases, it is prudent that we remain vigilant in terms of monitoring and in state of preparedness.
Undoubtedly, we are aware that the situation might call for decisions that will leave an impact on the local economy, in particular the travel and tourism industry.
In this context, the Ministry deems that by way of being proactive rather than reactive, we join all forces within the Ministry, together with main stakeholders in the industry for a more coordinated approach in our responsive measures.
The Ministry for Tourism and Consumer Protection invited key stakeholders to form part of a high-level working committee within the ministry that will start meeting regularly and as deemed necessary. The committee shall be composed of a number of internal and external stakeholders and shall have the remit to take the necessary decisions and actions, in consultation with the relevant authorities within the government.
Original article found on The Malta Independent