Next year’s International Golf Travel Market is to be hosted in Marrakech, Morocco, from October 14-17.
Voted IAGTO’s Golf Destination of the Year in Africa & Gulf States in 2015, Morocco welcomed more than 11 million tourists in 2017, and now boasts 23 golf courses, including the award-winning Assoufid Golf Club in Marrakech (pictured), which was recognised as the ‘Best in Africa’ at the 2017 World Golf Awards. Morocco has also hosted the European Tour’s Hassan II Trophy since 2010.
David Todd, IGTM’s event manager, said: “We couldn’t be happier with our location for IGTM 2019. There’s exciting momentum in the Moroccan golf industry and it’s obvious that golf is a growing force in the nation.”
Mustapha Zine, deputy chairman of the Royal Moroccan Federation of Golf, said: “The development of golf in Morocco is not only an asset of promotion for the Kingdom, but also an activity to generate jobs. Golf in Morocco already employs 2,700 people, and another 1,000 jobs will be created upon completion of the planned golf course developments.”
IGTM is organised by Reed Travel Exhibitions and regularly attracts more than 400 buyers and over 550 golf travel suppliers.