Interest in Morocco
According to Times online (a UK based online newspaper),
Morocco is the fastest growing destination for holidaymakers
who buy flights through lastminute.com. Airlines have
been engaged in an aggressive fares war because of
the record number of flights, with London-Marrakesh
fares dropping as little as £27 (€38 or
$48) return including taxes and charges.
Arabe Presse has reported that during summer 2006
flight bookings to Marrakesh leapt 295% year-on-year,
maintained by the increased number of flights operating
between UK and Morocco.
The other popular Moroccan destination is Tangier,
which is the fifth fastest growing destination with
bookings of up to 132% year-on-year.
exports include fish, citrus fruits, energy, finished
products, phosphates phosphoric acid and raw materials.
Other key areas of the economy are tourism, agriculture,
fishing and forestry
The unit of currency in Morocco is the Dirham (DH),
which is divided into 100 centimes. Business visitors
are advised to consult their banks for the current
rate of exchange. No import of dirhams is allowed.
Overseas visitors need to change their currency into
Town ( Medina)
Moroccan Central Bank (Bank Al Maghrib) fixes the
value of the Dirham using a basket of currencies including
the Euro, Dollar and Yen. The Dirham is not yet fully
Morocco has a free market economy that has grown by
an average of 4% a year since 1983. The government
has adopted a proactive privatization creating opportunities
in the telecommunication, utilities and automotive
is a free trade zone at the port and airport of Tangier
and merchandise entering these zones is exempt from
customs, fiscal and exchange control
the Mediterranean and Atlantic, Europe and Africa,
Morocco has always been a land of exchanges and encounters.
Since early Antiquity, it has been a land of successive
invasions, by the Phoenicians, then the Romans and
the Byzantines. Here, Berber, Arab, Jewish and Christian
cultures have learnt to live together. Each has contributed
its genius, making Morocco a land of tolerance and
With it’s fascinating history, culture, and
spectacular scenery, Morocco is a wonderful place
to experience. The colourful markets and medinas of
Rabat, Fez and Marrakech are bursting with exotic
wares, sounds, and the smell of spice. The snow covered
High Atlas Mountains contrast dramatically with the
huge golden sand dunes of the Sahara desert. The imperial
cities and impressive southern kasbahs complement
each other to provide a wonderful, varied adventure
and a glimpse into Morocco’s fascinating past.
Today, the country is one of Africa's most popular
travel destinations. No matter how well-seasoned a
traveler you are, you'll find plenty to see and do
in Morocco: fine Atlantic and Mediterranean beaches,
desert excursions, wondrous imperial cities, Islamic
landmarks, wild Joujoukan trance music, Roman antiquities,
resort facilities, mountain villages and towering
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