Mauritius to organize the gala ceremony of World Travel Awards 2019

Published on : Friday, March 15, 2019

World Travel Awards (WTA) has disclosed that it will organize its Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony in Mauritius on 1st June 2019. The main travel industry figureheads as well as decision-makers from Africa and the Indian Ocean will take part what will mark the inaugural visit to the paradise island of WTA.


The red-carpet event will take place at the lavish Sugar Beach – A Sun Resort, which relishes an unrivalled location bordering the bay of Flic-en-Flac, Mauritius’s one of the striking beaches.


To quote Graham Cooke, Founder, WTA,“It will be an absolute pleasure to bring WTA to Mauritius for the first time in our 26-year history, and I greatly look forward to welcoming the most senior decision-makers from Africa and the Indian Ocean to this delightful country. Mauritius embodies experiential travel at its finest – a sparkling crystal in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, it offers a charming contrast of colours, cultures, adventures and tastes.”


He adds: “WTA has maintained its position as the industry leader for the past 26 years, consistently proving its value as the global benchmark for acknowledging excellence in travel and tourism. I look forward to joining our nominees in Mauritius for what promises to be a fascinating experience.” The red-carpet event will form the third leg of the WTA Grand Tour 2019 – a look for the world’s finest travel and tourism organizations.


To quote Arvind Bundhun, Director, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, “Mauritius is indeed very proud and honored to host the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2019. As a major tourism player in the region and beyond, we are convinced that our very popular and attractive destination is a most fitting venue for this prestigious event in the tourism world. We are thrilled to host this prestigious regional event, allowing us to showcase our multifaceted island in all its glamour.”


WTA is organizing ceremonies in Montego Bay (Jamaica), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Madeira (Portugal), Phu Quoc (Vietnam), with the winners progressing to the Grand Final in Muscat (Oman), as part of the Grand Tour 2019.


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