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AccorHotels expands its luxury footprint in Africa

AccorHotels today announced the signing of a hotel management agreement (HMA) with New Mauritius Hotels Limited, one of the oldest and largest owning and...

Consolidating the competitiveness of Morocco as a tourism destination

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the government of Morocco, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) signed an agreement to support the Ministry of Tourism of Morocco in the impleme

US-Morocco 225-year partnership recognized in US Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.

International Council of Tourism Partners welcomes first destination member from Morocco

HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles – The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced its first destination partner from Morocco has joined – the Regional

Hilton Worldwide to open two premium hotels in Tangier

DUBAI, U.A.E. and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide has today signed an agreement with Inveravante Group to introduce two new premium hotels in the historic city of Tangier.

Small Island Developing States address sustainable development

The Seychelles Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, has stressed the need to re-think the development architecture necessary to address both sustainable development and climate change.

Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo elected to Security Council

Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo will serve as non-permanent members of the 15-member Security Council in 2012-13 after winning their seats during elections held earlier today at United Nations H

Boeing to lead trade mission to Morocco

LE BOURGET, France - Boeing today announced it will conduct a trade summit in Casablanca later this year in partnership with the Moroccan Ministry of Industry, Trade and New Technologies.

Morocco bombing decried by World Tourism Organization

“Our thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims,” said the UN World Tourism Organization Secretary-General Taleb Rifai.

Luxury and Status, Marrakech offers its finest.

Sandy brings back the glow from her recent trip to Morocco with Evaq Sitarz as they talk about the Palmeraie offerings in Marrakech.

Jean Wells Travel Agency Talks the Walk in Morocco

Jean and Tim will be joining Sandy and Sam Nhairy on the Morocco FAM trip for 10 days in Dec. Find out why they want to bring Morocco into their lives.

Luxury Bivouac for 300

Imagine 50 luxurious tents set in a perfect circle around magnificent gardens and, at the center, a massive iron bonfire chimney and an open-air amphitheater with seating for 350 people.

8 tourists killed, 13 injured in Morocco bus crash

RABAT - Eight Portuguese tourists were killed and 13 wounded on Wednesday when their bus overturned in northern Morocco, local government officials said.

Come back to Morocco

(eTN) Maybe it was the 1980s (or 1990s) when Morocco was a popular destination from the USA.

Morocco – Great Expectations for Growth in Travel Sector

Sam Nhairy, talks about this predominantly Arab and Muslim nation and long time ally of the United States.

Under the big top at the Moroccan Travel Market

Marrakech is a town where 1001 Arabian Nights meets Palm Springs meets the Alps.

Morocco aims to up tourist numbers by 10% in 2010

MARRAKESH, Morocco - Morocco aims to draw 10 percent more visitors this year to help fill fast-growing hotel capacity and bolster tourism income after it slipped in 2009, industry and government offic

Morocco continues aggressive marketing efforts

New roads, new air services with Royal Air Morocco Air Arabia and Morocco, the opening of brand new hotels and tour operators, as well as the opening the first two next generation resorts of the Azur

Difficult summer for Moroccan tourism industry

The summer period, normally the busiest of the year, seems to be a quiet one for Moroccan tourism this year.

In Morocco, Obama is already hard at work

Today, Barack Obama takes office and gets to work solving the myriad challenges that face America. But the 44th president has already been hard at work making change in Morocco.

Morocco devises new strategy to protect tourism industry from global crisis

The Ministry of Tourism has drafted a new plan to protect the Moroccan tourism sector from the effects of the global economic crisis, with just one year to go before the goal of attracting 10 million

16 French tourists injured in coach accident in Morocco

RABAT - Sixteen French tourists were injured, including five seriously, when a tourist coach overturned Monday in the highway connecting the capital, Rabat to the central city of Fez (200 km east of R

Best Western Premier to open resort in Saïdia, Morocco

(September 22, 2008) – Following the recently announced Radisson management contract to operate two resorts in Le Jardin de Fleur Saïdia, Best Western Premier, the new international superior servic

First class rail travel from Marrakech to Riyadh?

At the moment it is impossible to take a train from Marrakech in Morocco to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia – from one end of the Arab world to the other. But in the long-term it may become more than a pipe dream as a wave of heavy investment in rail travel sweeps the region.

Sshh, minister tells muezzins, you’ll wake the tourists

A Moroccan minister has provoked uproar by suggesting that, to avoid waking tourists, muezzins should make less noise when calling the faithful to prayer at dawn.Nouzha Skalli, the 57-year-old family minister, called for a cut in the volume of loudspeakers amplifying the chant of the muezzins. She also suggested that the call to prayer, a daily ritual all over the Muslim world, be truncated.

A taste of variety – tourist sites in both urban and...

Morocco is probably best-known to North American travellers for cities like Fez, Casablanca and Marrakech. But this country in the northwest corner of Africa is actually a place of dramatic variety. On a two-week or even one-week visit, it's feasible to fit in a trip to a major city or two, in addition to exploring rural areas.

Pig farms bloom in Muslim Morocco thanks to tourism

AGADIR, Morocco — Shunned by most Muslim countries where pork consumption is a religious taboo, pig farming is blooming in Morocco thanks to a growing tourist industry and pragmatic breeders like 39-year-old Said Samouk."If there's tourism, it would be better to have pigs," said Samouk, who raises 250 pigs at his farm 28 kilometres (17 miles) from the seaside town of Agadir.