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Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Tourism industry and investments have been booming in Morocco lately, with funds primarily coming form Middle-East groups willing to get leverage on the ambitious and challenging Azur Plan whose aim is to reach 10 million tourists in 2010. I just found out in my feeds an article unveiling some projects of Saffron Villas in Morocco. With resorts and properties in Tangier, Marrakech, Saidia, Casablanca and Agadir, they target primarily the UK market. After Spain, is Morocco turning out to be the next Promised Land for Grey Hair British investors?
 
posted by Amine at 2:00 AM |


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At 10/24/2006 09:45:00 AM, Anonymous Cédric

I thought southern France was the Promised land! You should visit Dordogne, Languedoc and Perigord!! ;-)

Concerning Morocco, I think there are already enough investors...10 million tourists is a nice vision and a lovely way to create benefits but mass tourism is a threat to Morocco and this might spoil what draws visitors to the country: authenticity and traditions.
Your government is expanding the tourist industry without regard for traditional attractions. See what already happens to Marrakech! This is going crazy! To me, this city has lost most of its appeal and I reckon its picturesque quality and tradition are in jeopardy if the buildings go on without respect and cleverness. And I am not even talking about sex industry... A few more years and Morocco will look alike Tunisia (sorry folks!) or some parts of the French rivieria (désolé Xavier): soulless.

 

At 6/04/2010 07:17:00 AM, Anonymous things to see and do in Marrakech

10 million tourists, I quite agree this is significantly change the face of the city.

 


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