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EasyJet Celebrates Its New Route to Morocco

Rabat - The British low-cost airline EasyJet made a wonderful cake topped by both countries’ national headwear at Glasgow Airport for the launch of the company’s new twice-weekly A320 service to Marrakech in Morocco on Oct. 29. Francois Bourienne, Commercial Director, Glasgow Airport, and Ali Gayward, UK Commercial Manager, EasyJet were holding the cake tray are. This route is currently the only scheduled s ...

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UK Market Is Strategic For Moroccan Tourism Sector: Official

London - The UK market is strategic for the tourism sector in Morocco which seeks to make tourism a lever for social and economic development, director general of the Moroccan National Tourist Office (ONMT) Abderrafie Zouiten said. Speaking to MAP on the sidelines of the World Travel Market, the world's largest event for travel industry (London Nov. 3-6), the Moroccan official stressed the importance of the ...

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Marrakech Jemaa El Fna: New Security Mechanism ‘HADAR’ Launched

Marrakesh - The new security mechanism known as “Hadar”, created to counter security threats facing the Kingdom, was recently launched in Marrakech at Jemaa El Fna. Following an announcement made by the Minister of the Interior concerning the Royal directive to reinforce the country’s capability to fight various threats targeting the Kingdom, “Hadar”, meaning “alert”, was launched in the famous Jemaa El Fna ...

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Spanish Queen’s Sister Celebrates Her Birthday in Marrakech

Rabat- Telma Ortiz, the sister of Dona Letizia, the Queen of Spain and spouse of King Felipe VI, added her name to the long list of celebrities and important personalities who choose Marrakech to celebrate their parties, such as birthdays and weddings. The 41-year old woman, who is married with Jaime del Burgo, celebrated her birthday last weekend in Marrakech, according to El Confidencial. To celebrate the ...

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Morocco: Kassr Annoujoum to organise “IncontriFès” 2014

Taroudant, Morocco - The Ducci Foundation, in collaboration with the International Centre for Intercultural Dialogue (C.I.D.I.), presents the fourth edition of IncontriFès 2014 in Kassr Annoujoum, Fes, from October 30 through November 1. Designed to build and reinforce a cultural bridge between Europe and Morocco, the event will host a number of interesting conferences, art exhibitions, cultural activities, ...

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Morocco among Top 10 World Destinations to Visit In 2015

Taroudant - The travel publisher Lonely Planet has unveiled the top destinations in the world to visit in 2015. Morocco is included in the list.  Lonely Planet selected the kingdom among the top best world countries to visit in 2015 due to its proximity to Europe, unique style of cuisine and diversified and rich culture. Singapore, in Southeast Asia tops Lonely Planet’s top ten destinations, followed by Nam ...

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Brad Pitt Enjoys Riding a Motorcycle in Morocco’s Mountains

Rabat- Brad Pitt counts himself among a large number of world-class celebrities who have fallen for the beauty of Morocco’s diverse landscapes. In an interview with Details magazine, the American actor said that he likes to ride his motorcycle in the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. “I try to carve out time for a solo ride in every country I travel to, from the Highlands of Scotland to the Atlas Mountains o ...

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Merzouga: a Destination of Health and Sights

Ouarzazate - Merzouga, a small village in the south east of Morocco, located about 35 km from Rissani and 55 km from Erfoud, is the largest oasis in Morocco. It has become a favorite destination for enthusiasts and lovers of golden sand as well as for those who seek therapy for certain illnesses. While some seek the oasis' therapeutic sand, others seek to discover lifestyle of the remaining nomadic tribes i ...

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Marrakech Palais Namaskar Named Best Hotel in Africa

Rabat- The Palais Namaskar Marrakech has been named best hotel in Africa for the year 2014 by jury of the Prix  Villégiature. The Palais Namaskar was in competition with another Moroccan establishment, Sofitel Agadir Thalassa Sea & Spa, as well as hotels from Mauritius, Egypt and Tanzania. The jury of this edition was composed of 20 journalists and correspondents representing French media. Earlier this ...

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Moroccan Minister of Tourism Denies Fall in Reservations from France

Rabat - Moroccan Minister of Tourism Lahcen Haddad announced the creation of a watch cell  to monitor the development of the French tourism market. In a statement to Agency of Maghreb Arab Press (PAM), Haddad dismissed claims that 50 percent of French reservations in Morocco were cancelled recently. He emphasized that some tour operators recorded a drop of 15 percent in reservations.   The Minister said tha ...

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Marrakech Increases its Market Share From Germany

Marrakch- The number of German tourists arrivals in Marrakech over the first eight months of the year rose by 36.5% compared to last year. Nights spent in Marrakech by tourists rose by 34%. The Moroccan Tourist Office is designating Germany as a strategic market, noting that German tourists take 82 million trips per year, making it the largest market for tourism package flights. Germans are high-spending to ...

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Bienvenue au Bled: Impressions of Someone from Outside

By Zahra Astitou Granada – "Où est la carte nationale? Ici c'est un nom marocain!?” The confusion at the passport control was great. The men in uniform were discussing my case amongst each other and paid little attention to me. Having taken the boat from Algeciras, Spain to Tangiers, Morocco, I was surprised that none of the people in uniform spoke a word of Spanish. They didn’t speak English either, and my ...

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