Mellieħa, Malta best practice
The Mellieħa Local Council has joined forces with the Project Resilient Communities as it believes that by implementing this project together with initiatives already being undertaken, will enhance the village of Mellieħa and ensure sustainable tourism within the locality in the long term.
The whole concept is to create a local tourist project solely for Mellieħa. The idea is that one could use as advertising an already existing app of the Mellieħa Local Council , the creation of tourists leaflets highlighting what to see in Mellieħa.
This leaflet could highlight what to see in Mellieħa on foot, it should also tackle 60+ people, highlight the Mellieħa for Eco tourism, especially for walking and cycling tours, Geo- Trekking. In this initiative we can also include the children of Mellieħa school.
The second idea is the creation of Cultural tours tailor made for Mellieħa, whereby visiting places such as the Mellieħa Parish Square, Sanctuary Square where they will visit the National Marian Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mellieħa, the historical White Tower and St. Agatha’s Tower, and the non-urban areas of L- Aħrax tal Mellieħa, Park tal-Majjistral and Popeye Village. These cultural tours can be done using our traditional heritage Maltese buses which have undergone an external restoration and interior refurbishment and are now Euro 5 compliant and fitted with an LPG system to provide a more environmentally-friendly service.
For the third idea we are working on Summer Eco Tours with boat trips, with the possibility of even involving children, besides seeing Mellieħa by sea and also visiting the Tunnara Museum, situated at Mellieha Bay.
We will be creating new advertising materials and leaflets which promotes Mellieħa. This material will be distributed mainly by the Mellieħa Malta Tourism Authority office located in the centre of Mellieħa and also to be given to the main hotel lobbies in Mellieħa to be distributed between the guests.
Thus this project will enhance more our input towards more efficient sustainable tourism.