The host for the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2014, 2015 and 2016 today announced during a ceremony hosted at Arabian Travel Market.
Morocco has been unveiled as the new host for the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2014, 2015 and 2016. The announcement was made at the press conference jointly hosted by World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke, Moroccan Minister of Tourism, His Excellency Dr. Lahcen Haddad, and Mohammed Arkobi, Chairman of Innovate Marketing Solutions.
Speaking at the event World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke said: “This is a momentous day for World Travel Awards and for the Moroccan tourism industry.
"Morocco is the ideal destination for World Travel Awards; growing rapidly to become the leading tourism destination in the region.
"There is so much to offer, from the beaches of Agadir, to the splendour of the Atlas Mountains and the cosmopolitan chic of downtown Rabat."
The first event will take place in the beautiful city of Marrakech later this year.
Discussing the role of Innovate Marketing Solutions in securing the deal, Graham Cooke added: "We look forward to building our relationship with Innovate Marketing Solutions, over the coming months ahead of the event.
“Hosting the World Travel Awards Grand Final will be a defining event in enhancing the awareness of the Kingdom of Morocco among the most powerful leaders of the travel and hospitality industry".
"We are delighted to be able to bring the WTA to morocco,” enthused Dr. Mohammed Arkobi, chairman of Innovate Marketing Solutions.
“We are true believers that morocco will be among top 20 tourist destinations in the world shortly.
“We believe in Moroccan hospitality and Moroccan ability.
“It was easy to the decision to host the World Travel Awards; it will showcase Morocco to the World Travel Awards’ global audience.”
The World Travel Awards Grand Final will follow a series of regional Gala Ceremonies, with events this year scheduled for Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Athens (Greece), Quito (Ecuador), Abuja (Nigeria), New Delhi (India), and the fantastic holiday island of Anguilla in the Caribbean.