Malta Tourism Authority Chairman Dr Gavin Gulia welcomes Javier Zanetti and his training camp

Friday, March 27, 2015, 15:21

The Malta Tourism Authority Chairman, Dr Gavin Gulia, has welcomed Javier Zanetti to Malta for his six day training camp at Luxol Grounds, Pembroke. The Zanetti football training camp shall be taking place from Thursday 26th March till Tuesday 31st March.


In 2014, the MTA signed a three year agreement with former captain of Inter and Argentina, whereby Mr Zanetti was appointed as the brand ambassador for the Maltese Islands in Italy. Various promotional activities were planned to promote further the allure of our islands in the Italian market.


Mr Zanetti would promote the Maltese Islands as a sports tourism destination, and would host a number of football training camps during the shoulder months. In fact the current training camp taking place is the second one being hosted by Javier Zanetti.


This training camp consists of 12 sessions over six days, with two sessions taking place each day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.


While the first training camp was open to locals, the current training camp was specifically aimed at Italians, who flew down to Malta purposely to train with Javier Zanetti and to benefit from his vast experience.


MTA Chairman Dr Gavin Gulia was pleased to announce that “thanks to initiatives such as the Javier Zanetti training camps, the Italian market has remained the second largest incoming market in 2014, with an increase of over 12% when compared to 2013. These camps are also providing a helping hand in attracting a number of foreign tour operators who would be interested in bringing incentive groups to Malta”.

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