Who we are

  a local experience that will enrich lives around the globe.

1.      Mission Statement

By bringing the local experience to the visitor, we aim to inspire interest and enrich people’s lives around the globe.


2.      Company Profile

Discern Group, is a diversified incoming travel organisation focused on enhancing people’s lives by providing knowledge and hands on learning experience on the Mediterranean island of Malta, long known for the hospitality and rich cultural heritage of its people. Discern Group aims to integrate the local experience into every programme it offers so as to render a holistic understanding.

Based in Malta, Discern Group is the vision of Celine Farrugia who is a graduate in Business Management and Tourism and has many years of experience with the University of Malta in hosting students and adults from all over the world and coordinating educational programmes on an international level. The Group, which operates on three business lines, namely Travel, Study and Property, has a number of local and international networks and is always on the lookout to generate new leads in order to provide the best service to the customer.


3.      Our Team

Celine FARRUGIA is Group Managing Director. She brings to the group 30 years of business experience as management consultant of which 14 years as an international programme co-ordinator at the University of Malta. She is involved on a day to day basis, designing, arranging and accompanying tour programmes in Malta. A graduate of Luther College IA, USA and the University of Malta, in Business Management and Tourism, Celine enjoys travelling and meeting people from all over the world.


Andre FARRUGIA, Education Consultant for Discern Study, has twenty two years’ experience in insurance, risk management and the education sector.  He is a graduate of the University of Caledonian, Glassgow and holds an MSc in Risk Management. He is currently a Board member on the Malta Education Consultative Council, President of the Malta Insurance Institute, and general secretary of the Malta Association of Risk Management. He is a representative of Malta within the European Forum of the National Institutes for Professional Insurance Institutes and on the Board of EFICERT. In addition to advising Discern Study on study programmes, Andre lectures both in Malta and Overseas namely; the Chamber of Commerce, MCAST, and the University of Malta and conducts training in Kosovo, Dubai and Ghana.


Colette CRISP is Operations Consultant for Discern Properties. With twenty years in operations management Colette excels in managing people. Her knowledge adds value when dealing with customer queries, handling bookings, and customer service - surely an asset for the group in providing people with a positive, helpful experience before, during or after their stay with us. Colette is a graduate of the University of Malta and is an accomplished interior designer and enjoys travelling, especially to remote places in Europe. 

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