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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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UK Foreign Office Advises Britons to Visit Morocco Over Tunisia, Algeria

Rabat - The United Kingdom Foreign Office has encouraged British holiday makers to visit Morocco after it advised them to leave Tunisia in the wake of the beach attack that hit Sousse last month Thousands of British tourists have returned home from Tunisia in response to the warning issued on Thursday by the United Kingdom Foreign office that a further terrorist attack in Tunisia is highly likely. The beach ...

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Australian Female Tourist Talks about Her Experience in Morocco

By Natasha Jackson Sydney - I recently returned from a 5 week trip to magical Morocco. Before departing and upon my return I had to reassure friends, family and strangers that Morocco is a safe country to visit. For many there is the misconception that Morocco is a dangerous destination. Unfortunately incidents like the recent tragedy in Tunisia only fuels this belief. Of course, in today's climate you cann ...

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Moroccan Tourism Not in Crisis But in a Period of Turbulence: Minister

Rabat - Lahcen Haddad, Morocco’s Minister of Tourism, explained the challenges and difficulties facing the tourism sector in the Kingdom. In an interview published in the weekly magazine Tel Quel in its July 10-16 edition, the Tourism Minister explained the slowdown in tourist activity and analyzed the causes leading to a remarkable decline in tourists visiting the Kingdom. When asked about his plans to add ...

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Casablanca Ranks World’s Fifth Most Romantic Place

Rabat - Casablanca, Morocco’s economic capital and largest city, has been selected by the US-based Huffington Post as the world’s fifth most romantic place to share a kiss. Although to locals Casablanca maybe be considered more like an economic hub because of its active population of 4 million people, the Huffington Post said that the Moroccan city was one of the most attractive places in the world for coup ...

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An Inside Look at Ouzoud Water Falls

Rabat - Falling short of the number one spot by only 25 feet, Ouzoud Falls is the second tallest waterfall in Africa. At 330 feet, the falls stand atop of the Azilal region of Morocco, overlooking the Tanaghmeilt village. Although the waterfall is in the top 20 list of things to do in all of Morocco, the area remains relatively untouched by tourism and provides a peaceful experience for those looking to get ...

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