Moroccan National Tourist Office

With over 90 direct flights every week from airports around the UK and flight times under four hours, Morocco really is the exotic kingdom on Europe’s doorstep.

Morocco has invested heavily to support and encourage leisure and business travel over the last decade, and the results are there for all to see in new openings and developing resorts, particularly along its Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines. It’s a kingdom that already has so much to offer. Its landscape encompasses four different mountain ranges, long golden beaches lining a coast that borders both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, as well as the spectacular and beguiling Sahara Desert. From the desert towns of Merzouga and Ouarzazate (Hollywood’s destination of choice when it comes to filming desert epics), to historic Imperial Cities such as Meknes and Rabat, and world famous Tangier, Casablanca and Marrakech (2015 number one tourist destination in the world as voted for by Trip Advisor users), Morocco is a country of vivid colour and contrast.

As well as being a leading leisure destination, Morocco is one of the top ten global destinations for business events and the MICE industry. In 2016, Marrakech hosted COP22 (the 22nd session of the United Nations global climate change conference). As well as the UN, companies such as BMW, L’Oreal, Renault and Pfizer are just a few of the many top corporations to hold events here. And who can blame them? Luxury hotels and meeting facilities in the major cities cater for your guests’ every need.

Morocco’s place at the north-west corner of Africa, a short hop from Spain, means it has been a gateway between the two continents for millennia. Amazigh, Moors, Spanish, Phoenicians, Romans, Carthaginians, French, and Portuguese – all have left their mark on the kingdom over the centuries and it’s no wonder UNESCO has awarded World Heritage status to nine sites across the country. Seek out Roman remains at Volubilis, The Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou or the historic city of Meknes for a fantastic glimpse of worlds gone by. Four medinas also hold World Heritage site status – walk through the winding streets and narrow alleys of the medinas at Essaouira, Fez, Marrakech and Tétouan to explore the ancient architecture, riads and souks that show Morocco as it has been for centuries.
For the most authentic experience, no trip to Morocco is complete without a visit to a souk, the beating heart of all Moroccan cities. Immerse yourself in a whirlwind of sound and colour: the chattering crowds and haggling vendors, piles of brightly coloured spices, shiny brass lanterns, leather bags and shoes, argan oil, and of course Moroccan rugs, all crammed together in a glorious melange of commerce. Refresh yourself with a glass of mint tea, and feast on street food including delicious pastillas and traditional tagines. If the busyness of the souks is too much, you won’t have to go far to seek out some peace and quiet. People have been coming on retreat here for years, and there is a thriving industry that will ensure you get the rest and refreshment that you crave, whether it’s a yoga retreat on an Atlantic beach, a rest for body and soul up in the Atlas Mountains, or a nomadic journey deep into the enchanting Sahara.

Sport and adventure is a growing sector for Morocco – from cycling sportives in the Atlas, to the world-class surfing conditions at Dakhla and desert or mountain trekking. Low-cost flights are plentiful, the welcome is warm, and the scenery is spectacular. Morocco is also rapidly becoming the go-to destination for golfing holidays. The winning combination of fantastic weather, easy access and plenty of top courses designed by the likes of Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus, are making it a must-go destination for British golfers.

We look forward to welcoming you at stand AF300 to tell you more about our beautiful kingdom.

Company Moroccan National Tourist OfficeHallAfricaStand No.AF300Websitewww.muchmorocco.comContactAmine BoughalebE-mailinfo@muchmorocco.comPhone +44 (0) 207 437 0073SkypeN/A