Although Imlil witnessed the horrific murder of the two Scandinavian tourists, the number of tourists arriving to the region was not affected.
Rabat – The National tourism sector was not affected by the double murder of Imlil (Al Haouz province), according to professionals in the sector, who did not report any booking cancellation or disruption, both nationwide and in the region of Marrakesh, Morocco’s top tourist destination.
“According to tourism operators not only in the region of Marrakesh, but also nationally, no cancellation or disruption took place following this reprehensible act,” president of the National Federation of Travel Agencies in Morocco (FNAVM) Khalid Benazzouz was quoted by MAP as saying.
Noting that the region of Toubkal is a very popular and appreciated destination for tourists who love mountains, the president of the FNAVM stressed that the Moroccan destination is still very coveted and even recommended by the diplomatic representations of several countries, including Norway, Great Britain, and Denmark.
Benazzouz called for the vigilance and mobilization of all sectors, especially travel agencies, to promote the values of tolerance and hospitality of Morocco, which is known for its political stability and security.
For his part, president of the Regional Association of Marrakech and Safi Travel Agencies (ARAVMS) Taoufik Madih, stressed that, “at this time of the year, all hotels and Riads are full and all Tourism actors are focused on the preparations for the celebrations of the new year.”