Hon. Dr. Edward Zammit Lewis, a lawyer by profession, is currently the
Minister for Tourism of the Republic of Malta.
Edward Zammit Lewis is a member of the Maltese
Social-democratic party and his political career began during his academic years
where he occupied the post of President of the Labour Party’s youth branch for
two consecutive years.
Dr. Zammit Lewis was successfully elected as a
member of the House of Parliament in the 2013 General Elections, won by the
Labour Party, and he was immediately appointed by the Prime Minister to serve
as Parliamentary Secretary for Competitiveness and Economic Growth. He was subsequently appointed Minister for
Tourism in April 2014, and he occupies this post up to current date.
As Minister for Tourism, Dr. Zammit Lewis is mainly responsible for three key sectors of
the Maltese economy, first of which is the vital tourism sector, where in 2017
Malta is expected to surpass 2 million tourist arrivals, that is equivalent to
approximately five times the Maltese population. Under Dr. Zammit Lewis’s
tenure, the main objectives of the Ministry for Tourism is to ameliorate the
Maltese tourism product, to further invest in human capital, and finally, to enhance
the ever important airline connectivity to the Maltese Islands.
The Ministry portfolio also includes the
aviation sector where the stated vision is to create an important regional aviation
cluster capable of providing a wide spectrum of aviation related services.
Moreover, Dr. Zammit Lewis is also responsible
for the Maltese film industry which is experiencing unprecedented growth. The
aim is to ensure a sustainable film industry while promoting indigenous film
productions that, in turn, will ensure further job creation and wider economic
Dr. Zammit Lewis is married to Notary Public Dr. Elena Farrugia and have one daughter Lucia.