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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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Marrakech’s Djmaa El Fna Among the World’s Most Beautiful Squares

Rabat - Djemaa El-Fna square in Marrakech is ranked amongst the most beautiful squares in the world in a rating made by world's largest travel-guide publisher Lonely Planet.  Marrakech's Djemaa El-Fna ranked tenth most beautiful Square in the world. It was ranked third in previous rankings by Lonely Planet. Djemaa El-Fna was founded by Moroccan Amazigh dynasty the Almoravids between 1070 and 1072. It is one ...

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Morocco To Take Part In Leading Travel Trade Show ITB Berlin

Berlin  -  Morocco will take part in the 49th edition of Berlin's Leading Travel Trade Show (ITB) on March 4-8. A Moroccan delegation of tourism operators led by Minister for Tourism Lahcen Haddad will represent Morocco in the event, the Ministry of tourism said. Through this participation, Moroccan tourism operators aim to draw 740,000 more German tourists in 2016, the Ministry said. According to recent st ...

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Number of French Tourists to Morocco Decreases 60% in January 

Rabat - According to figures from the French National Union of Travel Agencies (SNAV), the number of French bookings for vacations in Morocco decreased in January by 60 percent. The figures reveal that Morocco is by far the most affected country by the general decline of French bookings. French bookings to all destinations registered a 13.7 percent decrease in January compared to the same period of last yea ...

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Morocco among World’s Most Dangerous Holiday Destinations for Women: British Newspaper

Rabat - The Daily Mail ranked Morocco among the world’s most dangerous holiday destinations for women. The British newspaper rounded up a number of popular destinations that solo female travelers should visit with caution. The newspaper described Morocco as a country “where women may be exposed to misogyny, pestering and, in some cases, danger.” According to the same source, Morocco has a poor women’s right ...

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The Fascinating Beauty of Chefchaouen, Morocco’s Blue City

By Salma Moumou Rabat - After visiting “the Blue City” for the second time, I’m still speechless. I don’t think there is any appropriate word to describe the beauty and the magic of this place, but I will try. In Chefchaouen, a quick and deep connection between the city and our five senses is immediately created. Once you arrive, you breathe fresh and pure air, your lungs experiencing a rebirth after being ...

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