The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) held a signing ceremony with Abderrafih Zouitene, CEO of the Moroccan National Tourist Office, and other dignitaries and press from Morocco to officially announce Marrakech as the location chosen for ASTA Destination Expo 2015 (ADE-15).
“Experienced travelers tell ASTA travel professionals they want to experience something exotic, something off the beaten path, something special when they travel,” said ASTA President and CEO Zane Kerby. “And we think they will find that in the captivating destination of Morocco. By holding our next Destination Expo in Marrakech, ASTA members will have the opportunity to become specialists in this beautiful land. We already have more than 100 travel professionals registered to attend and expect several hundred more to join us next February,” said Kerby.
Kerby thanked Abderrafih Zouitene, CEO of the Moroccan National Tourist Office, who was present for the signing, for offering to be the gracious host for the event. His office will be coordinating activities attendees will experience. Marrakech follows Merida, Mexico, which was the site for Destination Expo 2014 in March, and Dubai, the site of ADE-2013.
Anyone attending ADE-15, February 26-March 1, 2015, at the Palais des Congres in Marrakech, will have the opportunity to take pre- and post-Expo tours ranging from the medieval city of Fez to Jewish heritage sights. They will visit the Atlas Mountains, stay in fine hotels in Casablanca, Rabat, and Zagora or have the option of staying in a Merzouga dunes camp. They also can experience the service of Royal Air Maroc, which is offering ADE-15 attendees significant discounts on air fare.