Rabat - Despites political tensions, tens of Thousands of Algerian vacationers are expected to flock to the Moroccan holiday resorts this summer.
Rabat – Despites political tensions, tens of Thousands of Algerian vacationers are expected to flock to the Moroccan holiday resorts this summer.
According to the National Agency of Tourism Agencies, an estimated one hundred thousand Algerians are getting ready to spend their summer vacation in Morocco.
Morocco is said to be second most popular choice of destination for Algerians who consider spending their summer vacations abroad.
The same source added that the southern resort city of Agadir is one of the most popular destinations for Algerian vacationers after Turkey’s Antalya.
The number of Algerian tourists is expected to increase if the land borders between Morocco and Algeria, closed since 1994, were reopened.
Among the many reasons that keep the borders closed is that Morocco accuses Algeria of harming its territorial integrity by supporting the Polisario Front while Algeria accuses Morocco of supporting separatist movements in the Ghardaia region.
Land borders between the neighboring countries have been closed since their independence with the exception of the late 1980s and early 1990s when they were briefly opened.
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