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Morocco To Take Part In Leading Travel Trade Show ITB Berlin

Berlin  -  Morocco will take part in the 49th edition of Berlin's Leading Travel Trade Show (ITB) on March 4-8. A Moroccan delegation of tourism operators led by Minister for Tourism Lahcen Haddad will represent Morocco in the event, the Ministry of tourism said. Through this participation, Moroccan tourism operators aim to draw 740,000 more German tourists in 2016, the Ministry said. According to recent st ...

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Number of French Tourists to Morocco Decreases 60% in January 

Rabat - According to figures from the French National Union of Travel Agencies (SNAV), the number of French bookings for vacations in Morocco decreased in January by 60 percent. The figures reveal that Morocco is by far the most affected country by the general decline of French bookings. French bookings to all destinations registered a 13.7 percent decrease in January compared to the same period of last yea ...

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Morocco among World’s Most Dangerous Holiday Destinations for Women: British Newspaper

Rabat - The Daily Mail ranked Morocco among the world’s most dangerous holiday destinations for women. The British newspaper rounded up a number of popular destinations that solo female travelers should visit with caution. The newspaper described Morocco as a country “where women may be exposed to misogyny, pestering and, in some cases, danger.” According to the same source, Morocco has a poor women’s right ...

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The Fascinating Beauty of Chefchaouen, Morocco’s Blue City

By Salma Moumou Rabat - After visiting “the Blue City” for the second time, I’m still speechless. I don’t think there is any appropriate word to describe the beauty and the magic of this place, but I will try. In Chefchaouen, a quick and deep connection between the city and our five senses is immediately created. Once you arrive, you breathe fresh and pure air, your lungs experiencing a rebirth after being ...

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Morocco Takes Part in the Largest Tourism Fair in Italy

Rabat - Tourism Minister Lahcen Haddad leads a strong Moroccan delegation to take part in the 35th Borza Internazionale del Turismo (BIT), the largest tourism fair in Italy slated Feb. 12-14 in Milan, Italy.  The delegation, which is composed of members of the Moroccan Tourism Office (ONMT), professionals and media representatives, will take part in this event as part of the ministry's promotional action ab ...

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Morocco Eyes 479,000 Italian Tourists by 2015

Milan - Morocco seeks to attract around 479,000 Italian tourists by 2015, that is an increase of over 10 percent compared to the previous year, Morocco's Tourism Promotion Office (ONMT) said. A strategy has been devised by ONMT to achieve this goal, ONMT Delegate in Italy, Jazia Santissi told MAP. "We managed to achieve a 7 percent growth in arrivals and 10 percent increase in overnight stays in 2014 thanks ...

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Tourism Sector Achieved Positive Results in 2014: Minister

Rabat  -  The tourism sector achieved positive and overall encouraging results in 2014 despite a slowdown in the past few months, said, on Tuesday in Rabat, tourism minister Lahcen Haddad. Over Jan-Jul period of 2014, this industry posted a rise of 2.4% in Morocco's tourist arrivals year on year, said Haddad answering a question on tourism decline in the past few months at the house of advisors.  The minist ...

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5 Reasons to Go To Morocco Now

By Carlotta Cavallari Oh, magical Morocco! I have discovered this amazing country relatively late, in 2014, thanks to a road trip that took me from Marrakech all the way up to Tangier. I left with a big desire to go back, buy a riad and just live there permanently! It truly is an incredible country. Here are my five reasons why you should travel to Morocco now, and a few personal tips. Diversity From beauti ...

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Morocco Received Over 10 Million Tourists in 2014

Rabat - Morocco welcomed 10.2 million tourists in 2014, a gain of 2.4 percent compared to 2013, Tourism Minister Lahcen Haddad said Thursday. "The number of tourists who visited Morocco in 2014 reached 10,280,000, that is an increase of 2.4 percent compared to 2013", Tourism Minister Lahcen Haddad sqid before the weekly cabinet. Last year, tourist arrivals from France decreased, while the number of holidaym ...

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Attracting 20 Million Tourists by 2020, ‘Feasible Goal’: Morocco’s Tourism Confederation

Rabat - Attracting 20 million tourists by 2020 is a feasible goal if appropriate means are provided, said the President of the National Tourism Confederation Abdellatif Kabbaj. In an interview with French-speaking monthly magazine Economie Entreprises, Kabbaj said that "reaching 20 million tourists as part of the 2020 vision is a feasible goal if we assign to it the appropriate means," he said, explaining t ...

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Morocco Announces Officially Approved Tourist Guides

Taroudant - In its attempt to organize the tourism sector and fight against fake guides (locally known as les “faux guides”) the Moroccan government published the full list of officially approved tourist guides, who are authorized by the touristic delegation. The government made available on the website of the Ministry of Tourism and Data.gov.ma the list of the authorized guides, including their full names, ...

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