Mauritius prepares to host the 2019 Africa, Indian Ocean World Travel Awards
This year's World Travel Awards (WTA) Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony, on 1 June 2019 which takes place at the Sugar Beach - A Sun Resort will see travel industry figureheads from Africa and the Indian Ocean in attendance. Graham Cooke, Founder, WTA, says: "It is an absolute pleasure to bring WTA to Mauritius for the first time in our 26-year history and I am excited to be 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, offering a charming contrast of colours, cultures, adventures and tastes."
Arvind Bundhun, Director, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, says: "Mauritius is indeed very proud and honoured 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."
Other regional ceremonies include Montego Bay (Jamaica), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Madeira (Portugal), Phu Quoc (Vietnam), with the winners progressing to the Grand Final in Muscat (Oman).
The event, which starts at 8pm (MRU Time) will be streamed live on the WTA website.