Following the signing of an official three-year hosting deal with the Office National Marocain du Tourisme, World Travel Awards has unveiled the host cities for its 2014, 2015, and 2016 Grand Finals. On November 29th this year the showcase Grand Final will head to the Palais de Congres, part of the exclusive Palmerais Golf Palace, in the country’s pre-eminent tourism destination of Marrakech.
Phil Blizzard here speaks with His Excellency Dr Lahcen Haddad, minister of tourism, Morocco, about the decision to host the World Travel Awards Grand Final for the next three years. He also talked about their key developments plans for the tourism sector.
The Moroccan National Tourist Office in London is to launch the Morocco Golf Championship in the UK. The Tour will host ten golf tournaments in England sponsored by the MNTO, with the winners and runners-up progressing to the grand final at the London Golf Club on October 1st.
The Moroccan National Tourist Office has announced the appointment of Amine Boughaleb as its UK director. Boughaleb’s remit will include promoting Morocco as a destination that offers an unforgettable seaside and a unique cultural experience to British travellers.
bmi has announced its services to Marrakech will be increased from three to five times a week, in response to growing customer demand. From October 1st 2011 until April 14th 2012 inclusive, bmi will operate to Marrakech from London Heathrow every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Three Moroccan men have been arrested in connection with the bombing of a popular tourist cafe in Marrakech. The suspects are reported to be “loyal” to al Qaeda, according to Moroccan police. The attack last week in the famous Djemaa el-Fna Square left 16 people dead including 11 foreigners.
Morocco has launched an investigation into a suicide bomb attack that left 16 people dead including 11 foreigners in a popular tourist café in Marrakech’s famous Djemaa el-Fna Square. The foreign victims are reported to include eight French, one Briton, one Dutch and one Israeli.