Peter Vella, MTA director UK & Ireland, says: “We are delighted to sponsor this year’s Travel Media Awards, which showcase the very best in the UK travel media. Travel journalism plays an incredibly important role in inspiring visitors to travel so we are proud to support the leading awards ceremony within this sector and look forward to welcoming many more guests to our islands.”

Comprising of three main islands – Malta, Gozo and Comino – Malta is an archipelago renowned for its history, culture and temples dating back more than 7,000 years. In addition to its fortresses, megalithic temples and burial chambers, Malta is blessed with nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine every year. Capital city Valletta has been named European Capital of Culture 2018, which sees a huge programme of cultural events rolled out throughout the year. The archipelago is famous for its diving, which attracts aficionados from around the world, while the nightlife and music festival scene attract a younger demographic of traveller.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to win, click here to see a full list of categories and submit your entry. The winners of the Travel Media Awards will be announced on October 17 at the chic ME London Hotel on the Strand.