Tourisme in Morocco
Morocco is a hot tourist destination for many people from every corner of the globe. The government has made a conscious effort to make tourism the number one industry in the country.
The Moroccan economy has been growing steadily for the last few years. It has been one of the most politically stable countries and has been working hard to boost the tourism industry, which has a high potential for growth. Morocco is called the land of mystery and a place worth a visit. The sun shines bright nearly 300 days of the years and makes for a good setting for some great holidays visiting deserts, beaches and snow capped mountains. There is such diversity you can hardly want to miss anything. The strong culture lures one and all to explore the colorful lives of the Moroccans.
It has been like the Arab Spring of tourism in Morocco. A revolution of revellers as hordes of holidaymakers are dropped in by budget airlines. With 5.5 million visitors in 2005 and 10.5 in 2013, the development of multinational golf, hotel and even ski resorts has gone ballistic. All-inclusive resorts are a big feature of Agadir, and now also in Marrakech. And we have seen other destinations around the world crash and burn after such rapid growth, if the people who really need to benefit economically are being shut out of the development plans. Creating an inequitable and unfair distribution of wealth in a country that needs to spread its newfound tourism income far and wide, is irresponsible tourism per se. Growing and developing to bring wealth, increased education and career opportunities for local people isn’t.
Nature is never far away in Morocco. Desert, mountains, valleys and sea – the country has plenty to offer fans of the outdoors!
Hikers of all levels will love walking the Moroccan mountains. Among the temperate peaks of the Rif mountain range, its cliffs jutting out into the Mediterranean make this under-explored region magical.
Morocco is a very safe country with an ancient tradition of hospitality so travelers feel secure and very welcome. The physical beauty and cultural brilliance together with an extensive tourist infrastructure of exquisite modern hotels, and resorts; world class golf courses and excellent guides makes Morocco one of the most exciting and fulfilling travel destinations in the world.
You have to visit Morocco to believe and live the beauty of the country’s cultural heritage. There is so much to explore that one trip can hardly be enough to catch up with everything.