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New Maritime Route to Connect Morocco’s Agadir with Tenerife

Tourists sunbathe as a cruiseship is docked on the Canary island of Tenerife, on July 25, 2015. Spain saw some 29.2 million foreign tourists visit in the first half of 2016, a new record for this key sector of its economy. More than a quarter (25.5%) of foreign visitors choose to stay in Catalonia with the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands and Andalusia in tow as favored destinations. AFP PHOTO / DESIREE MARTIN (Photo credit should read DESIREE MARTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Rabat – Travelers from Agadir will soon be able to sail to Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

According to a statement released by several Spanish media, a maritime route  between Tenerife and Agadir will be available soon, as announced by Carlos Alson, president of the Tenerife Island Council, on Thursday.

Alonso, accompanied by Tenerife’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Delia Herrera, traveled to Morocco to reinforce the friendly relationship between the Canary Islands and Morocco, and, in particular, with the city of Agadir, which has collaborated with Tenerife on many sector project.

Alonso is confident that this new route will strengthen the islands’ relations with Morocco.

Alonso toured the port in Agadir, explaining his intention to establish a maritime route for the transport of goods and passengers, based on the study he carried out three years ago in the Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

“It seemed like a dream and we realized it. Tenerife already has 2 airlines with Casablanca and Agadir. Now, a new step has been taken by the Island Council of Tenerife to make the Tenerife-Agadir maritime route  a reality, opening up new opportunities!” tweeted Delia Herrera.

Alonso met with representatives of strategic economic sectors and the mayor of Agadir, with whom he analyzed the cooperation projects between both territories.

“It is about updating the data and defining together with the Moroccan authorities the type and conditions [transport goods, location, etc.] of line,” the president said.

The friendly relationship between both territories has consolidated and strengthened relations between the Canary Islands and Morocco, specifically the Souss Massa region.

The new maritime route will add a third connection between Tenerife and Morocco, on top of  two air routes, operated by, Royal Air Maroc and Binter, which serve Tenerife from Casablanca and Agadir.

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