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Fez Medina Ranks 11 in 500 Best Places in the World

Rabat - Fez’s ancient medina has been ranked 11 in Lonely Planet’s 2015 "Ultimate Travel" list that ranks "mega-sights and hidden gems in a definitive wish list of the 500 best places to visit on earth." Thanks to its quaint and picturesque narrow streets, the Fez medina has been ranked among the top 20 tourist attractions in Lonely Planet’s “definitive guide to the world's top tourism attractions.” Origina ...

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Uzbekistan Airways Weighing Passengers Before Flying

Rabat - Uzbekistan Airways, the country's flag carrier, launched a program to weigh passengers before boarding, attributing the new policy to the International Air Transport Association. According to the airline’s statement, passengers will be weighed together with their carry-on items prior to boarding “in order to observe the requirements for ensuring flight safety”. Yet, it remains unclear if the company ...

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3.5 Million Tourists Visited Morocco During First Five Months of 2015

Rabat - The tourism sector in Morocco recorded a slight decline in the number of tourists who visited the Kingdom during the first five months of 2015. According to the Middle East Monitor, citing a report released on Thursday by the Ministry of Tourism, nearly 3.5 million foreigners visited Morocco in the first five months of 2015, marking a fall of 1.1 percent compared to the same period last year. The re ...

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Morocco Becoming One of Chinese’s Most Favorite Tourist Destinations

Rabat - Morocco is becoming one of the Chinese people’s most favorite tourist destination. According to China.org, “more Chinese tourists are choosing Morocco as their travel destinations.” The same source added that “a batch of 21 people is the first among 1,000 such tourists,” thanks to the Beijing-based World Tourism Cities Federation and the China International Travel Service Co. The federation will rep ...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Morocco

Malta - Morocco is a country that suits every type of traveller. There’s plenty to explore, learn and taste in this magical destination, whatever your interests. Here are some of the reasons why you should put Morocco on your bucket list. Stunning Landscapes Morocco’s diverse landscapes are a paradise for trekkers and photographers alike. The High Atlas Mountains offer astounding views of Berber villages ne ...

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The Eight Paradisiacal Wonders of the Moroccan Desert

Miami - Dreaming of a short getaway? Look no further than Ouarzazate in the south of Marrakech. This magical destination promises to be the perfect getaway. ABC Spain shares the top 8 attractions in the area considered to be a “paradise in the desert”. 1. The Kasbahs The Kasbahs are buildings made of mud and adobe topped by four defensive crenellated towers, one at each corner. Their beauty is intriguing, s ...

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Marrakech Among 25 Destinations for Food Lovers

By Karla Dieseldorff Miami - If being classified as “Best Destination in the World” weren’t enough, the Business Insider reports that Marrakech has ranked atop a new list: “25 destinations that foodies must definitely visit.” The Business Insider praises the city, “Marrakech combines the flavors of France, Africa and the Middle East and provides the opportunity for foodies to taste delicious dishes like Kaf ...

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Destination Morocco Affected by Tourists’ Online Reviews

Karla Dieseldorff Miami - Nowadays, vacationers are not traveling blind-folded. It has become so easy to consult the many specialized websites where tourists can leave their opinions and past experiences, in order for interested visitors to make well-informed decisions based on these reviews. The problem is that these reviews can sometimes be biased, and are solely based on personal opinions. According to a ...

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This Why Fez Is No Longer Appealing to Tourists

Rabat - The video that shows two young men in Fez haggling with a Japanese tourist after the two men assumingly took some time to show the man around the city to take pictures, shows a common struggle for tourists who come to Morocco.  While most occurrences are not quite as severe as the one posted here, it highlights a larger issue for tourists and Moroccan tourism as a whole. As a tourist visiting Morocc ...

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Moroccan Hotel Among the World’s Seven Best Farmstays

Rabat - Marrakech’s ecological tourist farm Fellah Hotel made it to the list of the world’s top 7 luxury ecotourism facilities, published by Bloomberg Business online. Spread over 27 acres of cacti-covered slopes, the resort has 60 rooms inside 10 villas, each with a beautiful view over the Atlas Mountains. Located in the village of Tassoultante in Marrakech, the Fellah Hotel ranked fourth after Blackberry ...

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Tunisia Terrorist Attacks Have No Impact on Tourists Cancelations: Minister

Rabat - Moroccan Tourism Minister, Lahcen Haddad, said on Tuesday that the attacks on the Tunisian resort town of Sousse had no direct impact on the cancellation of tourists' bookings to Morocco. Speaking at the House of Councilors on the measures taken by the government to deal with the challenges facing the tourism sector, Haddad acknowledged that bookings for the next fall has not experienced a great pro ...

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Morocco Ranks World’s Fourth Destination for Responsible and Sustainable Tourism

Rabat - Le Parisien has ranked Morocco one of its top ten destinations for responsible and sustainable tourism, in a report released Monday. Morocco was ranked fourth in Le Parisien’s list of top ten destinations for responsible tourism, after Madagascar in third, Brazil in second, and Costa Rica ranked first. The French newspaper said that Morocco’s Atlas Mountains offer a responsible tourism par excellenc ...

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