Rabat - Despite the growing tension between the neighboring countries, Algerians consider Morocco a top destination to spend their year-end holidays.
Rabat – Despite the growing tension between the neighboring countries, Algerians consider Morocco a top destination to spend their year-end holidays.
According to Tout Sure l’Algerie, Morocco is considered the third favorite destination for Algerians who decided to spend their holiday abroad.
Like in previous years, Tunisia remains the favorite destination for Algerians, followed by Turkey, despite the recent attacks that have shaken the country.
Algerian tourist agencies said that Algerians have started booking for their vacations in advance.
Ali Allouache of the Algerian tourist agency “Amina Tours,” stressed that Algerians have changed their habits and started to book in advance for this coming season.
“This year, the Algerians booked well in advance. Since the beginning of April, bookings have not stopped. We have recorded a number of requests for Tunisia, Morocco and Turkey,” Allouache said.
Nacera Moumen, director of the travel agency “Voyage du Cœur,” also said “I even have bookings for the month of September!”
According to Moumen, the resort Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt will also be among Algerians’ planned destinations.
Her agency is preparing to send several groups to the Egyptian resort.
“They have reduced their prices by 75% for hotels, given the cancellations with the English. Egyptian tour operators have made some very good proposals,” she said.
According to the National Agency of Tourism Agencies, an estimated 100,000 Algerians spent their summer vacation in Morocco last year.
For Algerians, “Morocco has significant tourism potential, such as the city of Marrakesh with its famous square Djemaa el Fna, the region of Ifrane, Casablanca and Agadir,” Moumen added.
Although Morocco-Algeria borders have remained closed for over 20 years, and despite the high cost of airfare between the neighboring countries, Morocco remains an attractive destination for Algerians.