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Morocco: Can Tourism Carry the Economy Through the Difficult Years Ahead?

Marrakech - The Moroccan government insists that 2014 will be a good year despite the fall in phosphate exports and the likelihood that agricultural production of cereals may fall by 31% this year due to adverse conditions. Growth projections from the IMF, World Bank, and the HCP vary from 3 to 3.5%. Morocco’s automotive sector has now done better in exports than in phosphates, as OCP encounters a difficult ...

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Moroccan Hostels Rank Third Best Hostels in the World

Taroudant, Morocco- The hostel reservation site has released a list of the top-rated lodgings around the world for backpackers and budget travelers looking to book their next accommodations. The site ranked Moroccan youth hostels among the best in the world. Using as reference the various reviews posted by travelers who stayed in them, HostelBookers, the well-known portal specialized in 'l ...

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Morocco’s Main Tourist Destination Upgrades its Transport System

Marrakech- Marrakech’s bus transport system will be upgraded in 2015, according to a report in L’Economiste. A rapid bus service will be launched from departure points at Koutoubia and Bab Doukkala to the main city suburbs. The first two new routes are planned for 2015, with service to the suburbs of Mhamid Guemassa, Massira, and Sidi Youssef Ben Ali. The new bus station will be located on Boulevard Allal E ...

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This Is Why Morocco Has Become My Adopted Country

By Genesis Roman Melgar New York - Summarizing a vacation in Morocco in a short article would be impossible. Morocco has the beauty of different countries all wrapped up in one. Every city is unique so much so that going from one to the other make visitors feel as if they had traveled to completely different places. It is a country with exceptional architecture, incredible landscapes, delicious cuisine, and ...

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5 Must-See Places In Morocco

By Amelia Verona London - Morocco is the favorite holiday destination of Europe's jet-set for a reason. Where else will you find such a unique blend of Mediterranean magic and African exoticness? A never ending fairyland of ancient medinas, colorful bazaars, and the trendiest nightclubs in the world. If that's not enough, there are the rolling golden dunes of the desert and the towering mountain peaks of No ...

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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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