Learning Journeys by Perillo Tours launches new Malta Programs at Special Event Held in New York City

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carol Dimopoulos, President, Perillo Learning Journeys, together with Michelle Buttigieg, Malta Tourism Authority Representative, USA, announced the launch of Perillo's Learning Journeys' new Destination Malta Programs. Michelle Muscat, spouse of Malta's Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, was the Guest of Honor at a special reception hosted by Perillo Tours and Malta Tourism Authority on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the Kimberly Hotel in New York City.

More than 40 travel agents and media attended an evening focused on Malta's food, fashion and culture. Malta's celebrated fashion designers, Charles & Ron, were also special guests following their 5th annual runway show at New York Fashion Week. Ambassador Carmelo Iguanez, Malta's Permanent Representative to the United Nations also joined this special evening with Michelle Muscat.

In making the announcement, Perillo Learning Journey President Carol Dimopoulos, who recently returned from Malta, said that "Discovering Malta was for me, an amazing learning journey. I had no idea of the diversity of experience in Malta. Malta has it all. Two of our new Malta programs offer our guests opportunities to experience these amazing Learning Journeys for themselves in Malta. One is A Woman's Journey of Wellness, Gastronomy and Culture" and the second is the Malta Explorer: History Culture Gastronomy."

Michelle Buttigieg, speaking on behalf of the Malta Tourism Authority, said that "Malta is so pleased that a travel industry Icon, Perillo Tours Brands and Steve Perillo, who knows our region intimately and has so many loyal travelers, has committed to making Destination Malta an important part of Learning Journeys' Mediterranean program." Buttigieg added, "We are confident that with the support of Carol Dimopoulous, her creativity and dedication, Perillo Learning Journeys will generate a large number of new visitors from the US to Malta."

About Malta:

The sunny islands of Malta, in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, are home to a most remarkable concentration of intact built heritage, including the highest density of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in any nation-state anywhere. Valletta built by the proud Knights of St. John is one of the UNESCO sights and the European Capital of Culture for 2018. Malta's patrimony in stone ranges from the oldest free-standing stone architecture in the world, to one of the British Empire's most formidable defensive systems, and includes a rich mix of domestic, religious and military architecture from the ancient, medieval and early modern periods. With superbly sunny weather, attractive beaches, a thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of intriguing history, there is a great deal to see and do.

For more information, visit: www.visitmalta.com

Photo Attached: From left to right: Charles Borg, Maltese Fashion Designer; Michelle Buttigieg, US Representative Malta Tourism Authority; Michelle Muscat, Spouse of Prime Minister of Malta; Carol Dimopoulos, President of Perillo Learning Journeys; Ron van Maarschalkerweerd, Maltese Fashion Designer

About Perillo Learing Journeys Programs to Malta:

Learning Journeys offers cutting-edge travel experiences powered by Perillo Tours 72 years of travel planning expertise. More than a traditional vacation, you will acquire, or improve upon your areas of interest such as cooking, health and wellness, culture and more! President Carol Dimopoulos is yoga, wellness and community ambassador and an expert in lifestyle travel to Malta, capturing her discovery in a video series of the destination as a USTOA Modern Day Explorer.

Learning Journeys Signature Yoga and Wellness collection to Malta offers the opportunity to reset the mind, body and spirit. From small boutique-style hotels to private villa rentals and luxury resorts, a holistic lifestyle is amplified by yoga, wellness, and spas, temple visits and festivals, healthy food, meditation and giving back. Perillo's Learning Journeys is a member of USTOA, Tourism Cares and an Endorsed Partner of Yoga Alliance.

A photo accompanying this release is available at: http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=41469

CONTACT: Malta Tourism Authority: Michelle Buttigieg Tel: (212) 213-0944 Fax: (212) 213-0938 E-mail: michelle-margaret.buttigieg@visitmalta.com MTA US Editorial Contact: The Bradford Group Karen Hoffman/ Bianca Pappas Tel: (212) 447-0027 Fax: (212) 725 8253 E-mail: info@bradfordglobalmarketing.com

Source:Malta Tourism Authority