The Mediterranean Tourism Foundation (MTF) was established by the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) in Malta on 28th November 2013. The Statutes of the Secretariat was formally adopted on 4th December 2015 by the Administrative Council of the MTF.

The MTF is a non profit, non-governmental organisation aiming at increasing the potential for sustainable tourism growth across the Mediterranean region. The vision of MTF is inspired by the shared will of both public and private tourism sector stakeholders to revitalise efforts to transform the Mediterranean into an area of peace, cooperation and prosperity by investing and promoting sustainable tourism growth across the region. Indeed, the MTF Secretariat is contributing to reinforcing co- ownership of new Mediterranean relations in areas related to tourism through concrete regional cooperation projects.