AccorHotels has announced the signing of a hotel management agreement with New Mauritius Hotels, one of the oldest and largest owning and management hospitality companies based in Mauritius. The new agreement will see AccorHotels re-launch the existing property under the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts brand in May 2017.
Air Arabia Maroc has announced it will launch flights from Manchester to Agadir this winter. The Moroccan low cost airline will start twice weekly flights from October to the resort. It makes Manchester the only airport in the UK outside of London served by the carrier.
Royal Air Maroc has announced the launch of a new route between Manchester and Casablanca. From Tuesday March 28th, the Moroccan flag-carrier will begin operating direct non-stop flights three times per week from Manchester Airport to Mohammed V International Airport.
Iberostar Hotels & Resorts is continuing with its ambitious expansion plan by opening another hotel in North Africa this April. The Iberostar Club Palmeraie Marrakech will be a fully renovated four-star hotel that has been redesigned in keeping with the brand’s quality standards.
Emirates will operate the first ever commercial Airbus A380 flight to Morocco and North Africa, when it takes the iconic double decker aircraft to Casablanca on March 26th. The airline’s flagship aircraft will replace the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft currently used on the Dubai-Casablanca route, offering increased seat capacity across all three cabin classes and an enhanced premium product experience.
When Es Saadi opened its stunning 3000sqm Palace Spa it brought the best in health and wellness to the heart of Marrakech. Now the spa has taken this offering to the next level with a new Spa Suite, new gut and hydro-therapy treatments, a new slow food philosophy and Yoga Retreats in partnerships with Le Tigre Yoga Club.
Lahcen Haddad, minister of tourism for Morocco, has stressed the importance of digital media as a “vector for job opportunities”. In a keynote speech to the Global Economic Mutations and Growth Perspectives conference in Casablanca, Haddad argued the use of digital technology and mass communication will enable economic growth.
The Moroccan National Tourist Office is launching its first-ever digital out-of-home campaign with Primesight. The MuchMorocco campaign is leveraging ‘Network’, Primesight’s industry-leading portfolio of digital roadside 48-sheets, and digital posters in cinema foyers to maximise exposure for Morocco in the run-up to the tourist industry’s busiest booking period.
Abu Dhabi flag-carrier Etihad Airways has been awarded the title of World’s Leading Airline for the seventh consecutive year at the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2015. The award presentations were the highlight of the red carpet event which welcomed over 300 industry leaders from around the globe to the Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort in Morocco.
World Travel Awards has arrived in Morocco as final preparations are put in place for the Grand Final 2015. Over 300 hospitality leaders from around the globe are expected at the red carpet ceremony, which will take place at Mazagan Golf & Beach Resort on Saturday, December 12th. Guests of honour include Moroccan Minister of Tourism, Dr Lahcen Haddad, Her Excellency Ms Magali Silva Velarde Alvarez, Minister of Foreign Trade & Tourism of Peru, and Maldives Minister of Tourism Mr Moosa Zameer.
L’Amandier hotel has appointed Hein Broekhoven to the role of general manager, entrusted to oversee the hotel’s opening in the first quarter of 2016 and beyond. He will also manage the resort’s private rental villas which open to guests for stays from January 1st 2016.
Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort in El Jadida, Morocco, has been unveiled as host of the World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2015. Hundreds of industry leaders will gather in the world-leading destination on December 12th, 2015, as World Travel Awards presents its coveted global titles. Tourism operators in Morocco are expected to enjoy a boost in their global exposure given the attention World Travel Awards commands.