Following a newly formed alliance between the Moroccan National Tourist Office (MNTO) for the Middle East, Turkish Airlines and Nirvana Travel & Tourism, a promotional event was held for the Turkish carrier’s newly launched Abu Dhabi-Marrakech flight, which includes a layover at Istanbul.
The event took place at Bab Al Qasr Hotel in Abu Dhabi and attracted over 60 travel agents, tourism companies and a media delegation from the UAE. It was used as a platform for the hosts to announce the new Abu Dhabi-Istanbul-Marrakech route, which is expected to boost the frequency of UAE tourists to Morocco.
Director, MNTO – Middle East, Mohamed Sadiq Chakir declared: “We are delighted to host this workshop in collaboration with Turkish Airlines to announce and promote the new flights from Abu Dhabi to Marrakech, Morocco via Istanbul, Turkey. This flight offers residents of the UAE, the opportunity to combine the wonderful attractions of Istanbul and the unmatched sights of Marrakech into one holiday experience. Additionally, the new route also provides an air connection tailored to the needs of Moroccans living in the UAE.”
Chakir explained that MNTO has held successful meetings with travel agents, holiday providers and tourist companies to create diverse family programmes combining the rich heritage and urban sights of Marrakech.
He added that MNTO’s primary objective is to promote the ancient city of Marrakech and work towards introducing direct flights to the city.
“Marrakech is the ideal family destination for residents, especially because it is convenient to get there, what with the availability of flights via Riyadh or Istanbul,” Chakir said.
Also commenting on the partnership was general manager, Turkish Airlines Abu Dhabi, Hasan Demir: “Through our cooperation with the MNTO for the Middle East, we can offer an ideal service for residents of the UAE and the GCC region to indulge in memorable and fun holidays in Istanbul and Marrakech. Being able to experience the essence of both the great cities is economical, convenient and overall idyllic.”