The leading travel industry figureheads and decision-makers from Africa and the Indian Ocean will attend the World Travel Awards (WTA) for Africa & Indian Ocean during a gala ceremony in Mauritius on 1st June 2019. This event which will take place at the Sugar Beach resort will mark WTA’s inaugural visit to Mauritius.

Graham Cooke, Founder, WTA, says: “It will be an absolute pleasure to bring WTA to Mauritius for the first time in our 26-year history. Mauritius embodies experiential travel at its finest – a sparkling crystal in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, it offers a charming contrast of colours, cultures, adventures and tastes.”

Arvind Bundhun, Director, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, said: “We are convinced that our very popular and attractive destination is a most fitting venue for this prestigious event in the tourism world. We are thrilled to host this prestigious regional event, allowing us to showcase our multifaceted island in all its glamour.”

Today, the WTA brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.

The World Travel Awards (WTA) gala ceremony will be organized under the theme of the ‘romantic and honeymoon’ destination. Hundreds of foreign delegates as well as representatives of the international media are expected to attend the event.