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Five Moroccan Cities, Most Favorite Non-European Destinatons for Spanish Tourists

Rabat - A study by online travel agency "eDreams Spain" has ranked five Moroccan cities among the most favorite non-European destinations for Spanish tourists. The study included Casablanca, Marrakech, Tangier, Rabat and Ourzazate in a list comprised of ten international destinations most preferred by Spanish tourists. In addition to Morocco, Spaniards prefer to spend their vacations in Miami, New York, New ...

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Lebanese Billionaire Najib Mikati to Celebrate Son’s Wedding in Marrakech

Rabat - Lebanon's richest man and former Prime Minister Najib Mikati has reportedly booked El Badi Palace in Marrakech for the wedding of his son Malick Mikati, Telquel reported. The wedding of the billionaire's son is expected to take place in the city of Marrakech on April 25th at El Badi Palace, a historical tourist attraction built in during the reign of the Saadi dynasty. The Mikatis will also host a b ...

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Le Figaro: Dakhla, ‘a paradise for surfers and desert lovers’

Rabat - The water sports made Dakhla, a southern Moroccan city, a “successful tourist destination,” which became not only “a paradise for surfers but also a destination for lovers of the desert,” said the French newspaper "Le Figaro" on Wednesday. In an article entitled "A Dakhla, l’Atlantique rencontre le Sahara” (in Dakhla, the Atlantic meets the Sahara) and dedicated to the tourist attractions of the Mor ...

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Morocco among Belgians’ Favorite Destinations

Brussels – Morocco is among tourist destinations favored by Belgians to spend the spring break, according to data on reservations made by Belgian travelers. Over the past weeks, a 11 % rise in the search for destinations as Agadir and Marrakech was noted. This attractiveness is due to the excellent price/quality ratio and the sunny weather, said Jurgen De Vos from “Voyagespaschers.be” website. According to ...

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Morocco: A Favorite Destination for Polish Tourists

Rabat - The number of Polish tourists that visited Morocco in 2014 was 64,650.  This marks an increase of 35%, compared to 2013. While the number of vacation bookings from France to Morocco decreased by 60% in January, Polish tourism in Morocco increased by 25%.  The  same positive trend was recorded for February 2014. In 2014, Polish tourists spent 350,000 nights in Morocco, compared to 2013, in which Poli ...

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In Pictures: Chefchaouen, the Pearl of the Rif Region

Kenitra - Chefchaouen or Chaouen is one of the prettiest cities in the northwest of Morocco, portraying the authenticity of Moroccan culture with the Andalucian influence. Attractively perched beneath the raw peaks of the Rif, the beautiful city of Chefchaouen was built first in 1471 by Moulay Ali Ben Moussa Ben Rachid El Alami as a small fortress to protect Northern Morocco from the Portuguese invaders. Wi ...

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Agadir Hosts a Seminar on Its Position As a Tourist Destination

Rabat - The Regional Council of Tourism in Agadir and Souss Massa Draa (SMD) is organizing a seminar under the theme “Agadir: A Destination to Reinvent!” on March 28 to discuss problems facing the city's position as a Touristic Destination. Aware of the challenges facing the region of Agadir as a touristic destination, the Regional Council of Tourism in Agadir SMD will open a debate in an attempt to find so ...

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In Pictures, Morocco’s Askaoun Under Snow

Taroudant - Light to heavy rain hit several parts of Morocco this week but Askaoun, a small mountainous village at the foot of the Atlas Mountain chain, was hit by heavy snowfall leaving the village, with its typical picturesque winter image, under a blanket of snow. Perched on the low range of the High Atlas Mountain in Morocco, the village of Askaoun, more than 2,000 meters above sea level, and about 280 ...

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Morocco, Among Most Popular Destinations: CEO of American Society of Travel Agents

Rabat - Zane Kirby, President and CEO of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) said that Morocco is one of the "most popular and interesting" destinations that must be discovered. Speaking to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) Agency, Kirby, who had led a delegation of about 300 representatives of American travel agencies to Morocco in February, expressed "great satisfaction" after his visit to the kingdom whi ...

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In Pictures: The Five Most Beautiful Moroccan Waterfalls

taroudant - The diversity of Morocco’s landscapes, waterfalls, beaches, climate and culture makes it among the lists of famous countries that appear regularly in best destinations and attractions lists in the world. The kingdom’s rich nature and diverse landscapes make it a genuine destination and a unforgettable experience for tourists who visit it. Ouzoud Waterfalls The waterfalls of Ouzoud, which receive ...

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191 New Hotels Built in Morocco in 2014

Rabat - 191 new hotels were built in Morocco in 2014, according to official figures released on Monday. Investments in the tourism sector have contributed to the creation of 9,000 additional beds in 2014 to reach a total of 40,000 beds since the launching of the national strategy for tourism, said Imad Barrakad, President of the Moroccan Company for Tourism Engineering (SMIT). Speaking to Maghreb Arab Press ...

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Photos Displaying Diverse Amazing Landscapes in Morocco

Taroudant -  Some people have enough money and time to visit some of the wonderful places on earth, but some do not have the same privilege. Yet, photos, videos and virtual tours, though they don’t offer the same experience, can give people and idea about these places. We offer our audience a set of photos displaying various pleasing places in Morocco, one of the world famous tourist destinations. The photo ...

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