Marrakesh confirmed to host 2021 ABTA Conference

Marrakesh confirmed to host 2021 ABTA Conference

MOROCCO, 2020-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — As the 2020 virtual conference came to a close, it was officially announced that Marrakesh, Morocco will be the destination for the 2021 Travel Convention. The city last hosted the conference in 2005 and has since undergone many developments while maintaining its traditional and cultural roots. 

Situated at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, the city is a combination of old and new, traditional and contemporary. With its famous Jemaa El Fna square, the bustling bazaars with their bright colours and oriental scents, the stunning architecture of the medina, riads, and numerous palaces and monuments, the Red City takes visitors on an incredible journey. 

The Convention will take place in October 2021 at Palmeraie Resorts Marrakesh under the Moroccan National Tourist Office (MNTO) host.

Having recently announced the relaxation of its borders to UK residents, Morocco offers authenticity and diversity, and provides travellers with an opportunity to experience a culture steeped in history. Beside the popular destinations of Marrakech, Agadir and Fes, the country offers visitors accessible desert experiences, hiking in the Atlas Mountains, numerous beaches and water sports, as well as relaxation and scenic landscapes, all with the backdrop of the best health and sanitary standards.

Morocco is currently served by two airlines from the UK – Royal Air Maroc operates from London Heathrow into Casablanca three times weekly, while Air Arabia departs from London Gatwick into Tangier twice weekly. Ryanair has also announced it will resume operations to Morocco within the next two weeks, with Liverpool servicing Marrakesh and Manchester to Agadir.

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To view the special ABTA video by the MNTO, please download it at:

About MNTO

The Moroccan National Tourist Office is a government institution whose role is to promote Morocco as a tourism destination. To fulfil its mission, MNTO has developed five key activities:

  1. Build Morocco’s tourism brands in its source markets, through brand communication and events;
  2. Build the destination’s tourism promotion strategy and accessibility through industry partnerships with airlines and tour operators;
  3. Recruit and support travel sales forces through the organisation of educational activities;
  4. Develop the interest of media and influencers for Moroccan destinations, through an active PR programme;
  5. Organise matchmaking activities between Moroccan and source market tourism professionals.

For further information, visit and MNTO’s social media handles:; Instagram @Visit_Morocco; Twitter @Visit_Morocco; YouTube @VisitMorocco.

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