The Malta Independent 25 April 2019, Thursday

Konrad Mizzi went on 30 official trips in 2018 totalling to €78,000

Wednesday, 6 February 2019, 18:43 Last update: about 4 months ago

Minster for Tourism, Konrad Mizzi, went abroad on 30 official trips in 2018 and only eight in 2017.

Each trip cost an average of €2,600, totalling to approximately €78,000 just for last year.

PN MP Claudette Buttigieg asked Mizzi in Parliament how many days he spent abroad and the expenditure for each trip. She asked him to give details of the conferences he attended, who accompanied him on the trips and what their position is.

The parliamentary question also questioned if the bookings of the flights and the hotel were done with a travel agent and if yes, who the agencies were. Buttigieg also asked if there was a request for quotations or if they were booked via direct order.

 

Mizzi’s reply was dry, lacking most of the details Buttigieg requested. He only gave the number of trips for the years 2017 and 2018 and the average cost per trip. Mizzi also added that travelling was always done in conformance with established procedures by the civil series and with the approval of the Cabinet.

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