Morocco, Land of Football

The ONMT wins the prize for the Best International Tourism Delegation in Portugal

25 September 2018

The Delegation of the Moroccan National Tourist Office for Portugal has won the prize of "the Best Delegation of International Tourism" for the 15th edition of the "Portugal Travel Awards", already known as the "Oscars of Tourism" in Portugal, which took place on September 21, at the Congress Centre of Hotel Aqualuz, in Troia. The event was enriched by the presence of the Secretary of State for Tourism, the President of Tourism of Portugal, the President of the Confederation of Tourism of Portugal, the President of the Region of Alentejo and Ribatejo, the President of Tourism of Alentejo among other political, economic and social personalities.

For the fourth consecutive year, the ONMT/Portugal has been nominated for the Publituris Portugal Travel Awards, which is intended to reward the best companies, institutions, services and professionals that stand out in the Tourism sector during the last semester of 2017 and first semester of 2018. The winners are the result of a weighted average between the votes of the Publituris newsletter subscribers (40%) and the votes of the Jury (60%). In the category of "Best International Tourism Delegation" competed Brazil, Cuba, Spain, Macao (which has won this award since 2015 for three consecutive years), the Dominican Republic and Thailand.

In other categories won TAP (Best Airline), EasyJet (Best Low-Cost Company), Solférias (Best Tour Operator), GEA (Best Travel Agency Network) and several Hotels in different categories.

This award is a true recognition of the work carried out in the field by the representation of the destination in Portugal, of an increasingly consolidated presence in the market among Portuguese professionals and, finally, of the activity developed in recent years to establish partnerships with Portuguese tour operators and the National Airline Company TAP Portugal. The average annual growth rate from 2012 to 2017, 10% in arrivals and 14% in overnight stays, testifies to this commitment to promote the Moroccan tourist product in Portugal. We have invested in developing links between Portuguese and Moroccans through this dynamic sector, which is Tourism and which plays a fundamental and essential role in establishing Peace in the planet, bringing people together, facilitating the knowledge of other cultures in a leisure environment.