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Tangier: Two Worlds in One, A Moroccan Traveller’s Account

By Jaouad Radouani Tangier - This story takes place in Tangier in the city of Arousat Shamal or “Bride of the North,” in Moroccan local Arabic. In this story, which is nothing less than truth, the author and hero of this marvellous tale will shortly relate the incidents of his intrepid trip from a small village to a city of wonders, for the first time in his life, in a decaying bus through timorous mountain ...

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Celebrating the road trips in Morocco

By Amelia Verona London - With its breathtaking scenery, rich artistic and musical legacy, maze-like markets and many more, it is little wonder that Morocco is among the most sought-after destinations not only in Africa but the whole world. It welcomes many tourists during the year. Traversing the country's length and breadth is not a simple task. However, one way through which you are going to view this ex ...

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What To Wear in Morocco: A Guide for Westerners

By Ajableu Oldham Rabat - A Westerner traveling to Morocco may be disappointed by the lack of sufficient information on what to wear in Morocco. Travel guides tend to be rather vague in their descriptions of appropriate dress, and fashion authorities, such as The Zoe Report, tend to present dramatic editorials that offer little practical guidance. Understanding what to wear will greatly impact your experien ...

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Marrakech to Host the 8th Annual Global Spa & Wellness Summit

Casablanca - In 2014, Morocco will host the annual Global Spa & Wellness Summit meeting on wellness and spa tourism at the Four Season Resort in Marrakech.  The eighth annual Global Spa & Wellness Summit sessions will take place on September 10-12, 2014 at the Four Seasons Resort in Marrakech. Morocco’s Agency for Tourism Development is the key sponsor of the event and aims to promote Morocco as a w ...

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Morocco ranks 67th in First Edition of the Good Country Index

Casablanca- Morocco ranked 67th in the very first edition of the Good Country Index, conceptualized by policy adviser Simon Anholt. The Good Country Index was created, according to Anholt, “to measure what each country on Earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away.” The Kingdom of Morocco ranked 67th out of 125 countries, ranking ahead of Egypt (68th), Turkey (79th), India (81s ...

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Three Moroccan Cities to Host the 2014, 2015, and 2016 World Travel Award Finals

Casablanca - Marrakech, Fez, and Casablanca are to host the 2014, 2015, and 2016 World Travel Awards Grand Finals, respectively. According to news website Breaking Travel News, Marrakech will be the first city to host the World Travel Awards Grand Final. The Southern Pearl will go international as the 2014 Final takes place at its Palais de Congres. The Kingdom’s spiritual capital, Fez, will host the 2015 W ...

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Forbes Magazine Spotlights Richard Branson’s Moroccan Riad

Casablanca- Forbes magazine has devoted its latest issue’s cover to English business magnate Richard Branson and his luxurious Riad, the Kasbah Tamadot, located in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. One night at Branson’s luxurious Moroccan compound costs no less than $3,000. But the experience, according to the American magazine, is breathtaking. Richard Brandson, founder of the giant Virgin Group, was ostensibly ...

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Moroccan Passport Ranks Among the Weakest in the World

Tangier - The Moroccan passport is frequently criticized for a particular sentence, especially when compared to Canadian or American passports. Now, it has been classified among the worst passports in the world for promoting the rights of its holder. The American passport clearly provides for the protection of its bearer. It reads, “The Secretary of State of United States of America hereby requests all whom ...

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Morocco Banks’ partnership with Gulf to Strengthen Growth of Tourism: OBG

London - The partnership projects between Morocco and the Gulf countries should further strengthen growth and support the recovery of the tourism sector of the Kingdom, said London-based think tank, the Oxford Business Group (OBG) in a recent study.  With the aim to increase investment from the Gulf countries, minister of tourism, Lahcen Haddad, unveiled last month at two events held in Dubai, a number of t ...

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Disabled Tourist Guide: A New Moroccan Experience

Casablanca - El Houssaine Ichen, known to friends and family as Houssaine, lives in Tounfite in the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Houssaine’s family was not able to vaccinate him as a baby because of high costs and, as a result, he caught Polio at the age of three. The disease left his legs paralyzed, changing his life forever. Houssaine was able to go to an institution for the physically challenged in ...

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5 Top Tourist Attractions in Morocco

By Amelia Verona London - Morocco is a kingdom that is full of history and culture. Millions of travelers visit the country each year, and it is a very attractive and safe place to tour. There are five main destinations within Morocco that are perfect for touring in style, experiencing the wilds, relaxing and having your breath stolen by stunning beauty. Marrakech — Hustle, Excitement and Bustle This ancien ...

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Morocco, Most Searched Summer Destination for Indians

Casablanca- Moroccan cities are increasingly captivating Indian travelers, consequently placing the kingdom on top of best go-to places for Indian lovers of breathtaking, unconventional travel experiences. According to Indian Website Business Standard, Morocco topped the list of most searched 2014 summer destinations, based on a recent survey. The kingdom, with an astounding 261 % jump in destination search ...

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