The Malta Tourism Authority was named 'tourist board of the year' at the annual Travel Trade Gazette awards in London.
It is the second year running that Malta has scooped the prize, beating Australia, Mauritius, South Africa, Tenerife, California and Barbados in the finals.
Pippa Jacks, editor of Travel Trade Gazette, said: 'The Malta Tourism Authority impressed the judges with diverse and unique marketing ideas, while demonstrating its strong relationships with multiple tour operators.
The chief executive of the Malta Tourism Authority, Paul Bugeja said: 'Winning this award twice in a row against such tough and formidable worldwide competition is unprecedented, especially considering the limited resources such a small island like ours can afford.
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