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One family’s experience in Morocco of the 2010 Icelandic Ash Cloud

Marrakech - Jim Fletcher is a Tourism Economist and Financial Analyst with over 30 years of experience working in the tourism and hospitality sectors, including in Morocco. In 2010, he and his family visited Morocco and stayed longer than they expected because of an eruption of the Icelandic volcano and its resulting ash.  By chance, our 2010 trip followed a similar route to the one we took on 1976, as far ...

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Moroccan Tourism to Benefit from Global Spa & Wellness Summit in Marrakech

By Susie Ellis Marrakech - Indigenous healing traditions and wellness practices in developing countries are usually an untapped, and often misunderstood, economic growth opportunity in the form of tourism. When the opportunity is recognized and seized, which is what is now happening in Morocco, it opens the floodgates for investment and can deliver a large number of wellness tourists, who, by the way, are “ ...

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Morocco Becomes Algerians’ Third Tourist Destination

Tinejdad, Morocco- Despite the growing tension between Morocco and Algeria, Algerians consider their neighbor among the top 5 of their favorite destinations. According to the Algerian daily L’Expression, Morocco remains the third favorite destination for Algerians. Speaking to L’Expression, Amine, a manager of a travel agency in Algiers Centre, said that "the top destinations are Turkey, Tunisia, Spain and ...

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Moroccan Legzira Beach Among the 40 Best Beaches on Earth

Tinjedad, Morocco- Moroccan Legzira Beach in Sidi Ifni ranked 29th among the 40 best beaches on earth announced this week. Legzira beach is located about ten kilometres from the city of Sidi Ifni in the southern region of Morocco. Its uniqueness is that it has four arches carved into the cliff by the tides. One of the reviewers of the American website TripAdvisor considered the Legzira beach as “A Jewel of ...

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Zagora: Morocco’s gate to the Sahara Desert

Zagora - Although few Moroccans have heard of Zagora, this city is becoming a prominent vacation destination among foreign travellers. The town of Zagora sits at the foot of Anti-Atlas Mountains and on the shore of the Draa Valley in South Eastern Morocco. Zagora’s allure is mainly attributed to the great Draa Valley, which is still a home for several of Morocco's tribes. The name Zagora is derived from “Ta ...

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Morocco Resolved to Be Among Top 20 Tourism Destinations: Minister

Athenes - Tourism minister, Lahcen Haddad, said on Saturday in Athens Morocco is resolved to be among the world's top 20 tourism destinations by 2020, thanks to its numerous assets, mainly political stability and proximity to major origin countries. The minister who was speaking during the regional gala of the World Travel Awards, stressed that the "Morocco bound" is increasingly attractive worldwide, notin ...

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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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