The mood in the regional tourism sector has shifted in the past month, Nadia Fettah Alaoui, minister of tourism for Morocco, has told delegates at the Africa Hospitality Investment Forum.
Officials from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation and Morocco met to prepare for the general assembly event set to take place in October.
The Moroccan National Tourist Office has confirmed that the national border regulations have been relaxed to international visitors, including passengers from the UK.
Making its first foray into the Moroccan hospitality sector, Rotana has signed a management agreement to operate the Palmeraie Resort in Marrakech. The hotel will open under its new name, Palmeraie Rotana Resort.
British Airways and Royal Air Maroc have announced a new codeshare agreement which will open up new routes across Morocco including Casablanca and Agadir.
Radisson Blu has opened its first hotel in Casablanca, with the property becoming Radisson Hotel Group’s second in Morocco. Created and designed by Chilean architect, Jaime Beriestain, it sits up with the city’s most stylish hotels.
The Oberoi Group has announced that the Oberoi, Marrakech will open on December 1st. The property is located in twenty-eight acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, fragrant citrus orchards and olive groves with spectacular views of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.
Massimiliano Zanardi has been named general manager, Atlantis, the Palm in Dubai. At the same time, Sergio Pereira has been named general manager, Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort in Morocco.