Marrakech will play host to the 22nd edition of the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) from October 14-17, 2019.
Morocco was voted the IAGTO 2015 Golf Destination of the Year in Africa & Gulf States, thus making it the ideal candidate for such an event. The country is home to 23 golf courses, including Assoufid Golf Club, Marrakech, which was recognised as the ‘Best in Africa’ at the 2017 World Golf Awards.
Event manager, IGTM, David Todd commented on the good news: “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.”
Meanwhile, deputy chairman, Royal Moroccan Federation of Golf (FRMG), Mustapha Zine declared: “The development of the golf product 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, organised by Reed Travel Exhibitions, welcomes more than 400 buyers and over 550 golf travel suppliers. It is the premier event for the golf tourism industry.