Marrakech, one of Morocco’s most popular tourist destination, is set to welcome 300 travel journalists and writers from around the world for the World Federation of Travel Journalists and Writers (FIJET) world congress.
Rabat – FIJET’s annual world congress, scheduled for November 29 to December 3, will be coming to Marrakech for the second time, after the 2004 world congress.
Organizers expect 300 writers representing numerous outlets from more than 70 countries to come experience Marrakech’s historic palaces, bustling souks, and flavorful food.
Najib Senhaji, the president of the Moroccan Association of Journalists and Writers of Tourism (AMJET), said, “The application presented by the AMJET to FIJET highlights the infrastructure offered by the country, the historical attractions of Marrakech and its region, as well as the rich programming for the participants.”
“I am convinced of the success of this major event, noting that the members of the association have made enormous efforts to allow the ocher city to host this event,” he added.
The president of FIJET, Tijani Haddad, said that the conference would “have a positive impact on Morocco in general and the city of Marrakesh in particular. The participation of international media will help promote the potential of Morocco as a tourist destination.”
The event’s program includes visits to museums, excursions, meetings, and discussions. FIJET will also host a forum under the theme of “Culture and Tourism,” bringing together experts and lecturers to exchange views on the topic.
The World Federation of Travel Journalists and Writers (FIJET) is a long-existing professional organization of travel journalists and travel writers founded in 1954 in Paris. The federation explores critical issues and new challenges for both travel and tourism around the globe.
FIJET also investigates the fundamental role of writers and journalists as storytellers that recount true stories of places they visit and people they encounter.