International Festival of Ibn Battuta Launches 2017 Festival Theme -

Press Release

Tangier, MA (July 18, 2017) The Moroccan Association of Ibn Battuta is pleased to announce the theme that will lead the program for the event activities of the second International Festival of Ibn Battuta, slated on November 9-12, 2017 at the city of Tangier in the Kingdom of Morocco.

“This is a unique travel festival,” enthused Honorary Chairman Mohamed Dekkak. “Travel widens your understanding of the world – a passport to PEACE, hence the theme ‘Travelers, the Ambassadors of Peace.’ Encouraging modern day travelers to become ambassadors of peace will put into place a wider perspective when traveling. In turn, this idea will foster mutual tolerance, create better relationships, and a profound respect towards cultural backgrounds.”

“The festival will enlighten that idea,” states President Aziz Benami. “Through the character of Ibn Battuta, the greatest traveler of premodern times, visitors, and participants in this year’s celebration will discover his story and principles and how can it be adapted by today’s generation.”

CULTURAL ARTS COMMUNITY COMMEMORATES THE LEGACY OF IBN BATTUTA

A unique social celebration, this four-day happening is putting up Carnival parades, conferences, music and cultural shows, outdoor film shows, stage plays and so much more.

This global travel celebration introduced by the Moroccan Association of Ibn Battuta will be attended by people from the travel and cultural arts community. Artists, writers, poets, painters, celebrities, geographers, master historians will be coming together for fun and meaningful cultural exchange and pay tribute to the legendary Ibn Battuta.

ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF IBN BATTUTA:

The International Festival of Ibn Battuta now on its second year aims to promote the culture of traveling by featuring the character of Ibn Battuta. Hosted by the city of Tangier, the festival seeks to support the region as a cultural tourism destination. To get more information about the event, visit https://ibnbattuta.ma/

PRESS CONTACT:

Sarah Garcia

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