Online holiday operator sees Morocco bounce back
Last minute holidays specialist Packyourbags.com sees a positive return to Morocco booking levels since the Marrakesh bomb attack in April 2011.
Packyourbags.com is pleased to report holiday bookings to Morocco are returning to a level that is more in keeping with this time of year following the terrible Marrakesh bomb attack, which took place on 28 April 2011 killing 17 people and injuring 25.
With the explosion taking place at Cafe Argana, located in one of Marrakesh’s most popular tourist spots - Jema el-Fna square, it was certainly intended to hit one of Morocco’s most important industries – tourism.
Packyourbags.com’s Managing Director Mark Kempster who was in Marrakesh at the time of the attack commented, “To see our booking levels to Morocco return to what we are used to at this time of year is really encouraging. Not only do we promote travel to this beautiful country but it’s a personal favourite of mine too, and the bomb attack was very sad news for Marrakesh and Morocco. However, recent figures show our bookings are bouncing back which is fantastic news and once again I think this demonstrates just how resilient British holidaymakers are”.
The latest travel advice published by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office is that there are no travel restrictions in place for Morocco. However, for those holidaymakers who are planning on travelling to Morocco it is worth visiting the FCO website to check on their latest advice, plus the site also provides travellers with some excellent guidance regarding travel around the country more generally.
Packyourbags.com has hundreds of holiday deals available to Morocco, with prices starting from £315 per person for a 3 night holiday in Marrakesh, includes return flights and a 4* hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.
As one of the UK’s leading online travel agents, Packyourbags.com offers consumers an unbeatable choice of package holidays at great prices, such as cheap holidays to Turkey or Spain holidays. With its independent status, Packyourbags.com compares all operators’ holidays to its featured destinations to present travellers with holidays that best match their criteria at the best available prices. Plus consumers can have peace of mind knowing Packyourbags.com is a fully licensed and bonded member of ABTA, ATOL & IATA.