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The Lovers' Tree

The Malta Tourism Authority, together with Nature Trust Malta and the Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security, launch of The Lovers’ Tree project. This initiative involves the planting of a commemorative tree at the Xrobb l-Ghagin Nature Park for foreigners who are tying the knot in the Maltese islands.


Foreign couples opting to marry in Malta is a growing niche that the MTA and Malta's tourism industry are investing in. This segment is showing a steady increase with a good potential for growth. Marketing efforts promoting this niche are taken across the entire network and MTA also participates in specialised wedding fairs in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Following the recent changes in the law of civil unions Malta & Gozo are also becoming a favourite destination for same sex couples who choosing our Islands to get married. In total, between January and September 2015, 661 couples have applied to marry in the Maltese Islands, with more than 250 of these couples coming from England.

The highest number of weddings originates from Ireland and UK but Malta is fast becoming known as an attractive place to get married for German, Polish, Hungarian, Scandinavian and also Asian couples, foremost of which Japan.

In addition to the planting of a tree, a heart shaped plaque with the couple’s name, date of marriage and place of residence will be placed on the tree. Couples can visit the tree at the park or even be present, sho

The newly-wed couple can opt to choose one of three indigenous trees, which are the Aleppo Pine Tree, locally known as iz-Znuber; the Holm Oak Tree, locally known as Is-Sigra tal-Ballut and the Sandarac Gum Tree, locally known as Gharghar. All Trees are grown from local seeds by Nature Trust (Malta) in a forestation project and will be cared by Nature Trust Volunteers.uld they wish to, for the planting of the tree. As a memento of their marriage and their contribution towards making this Nature Park in the South East of Malta greener, couples will also be given a certificate with a photo of the tree or of the couple planting the tree.

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