Archive for ‘Tourism’

March 29, 2013

Algeria invests in tourism, the ‘locomotive of Sahara’

saharaAlgeria seeks to develop tourism in the Sahara to re-launch an ailing economic sector.

Tourism was badly hit by the black decade of terrorism in the 1990s and is now heavily threatened by Islamic extremists and groups close to al Qaeda.

Nevertheless, the Algerian government wants to make a fresh start by investing in this unique desert. ‘The locomotive of the entire tourism sector in Algeria is the Sahara’, Algerian Tourism Minister Mohamed Benmeradi told ANSAmed. ‘This is a place no other country in the world can boast…read more

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August 1, 2011

Sustainable Tourism: Study Confirms Investment Opportunities in the Mediterranean

According to a recent study the hotel industry in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia offer investment opportunities in sustainable tourism development.

A study analyzing sustainable products, services and technology in the hospitality sector of Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia identified investment opportunities in these countries for sustainable tourism projects. The report was published by the initiative Best-Med (Business Eco-Sustainable Tourism in the Mediterranean Area).

According to the findings investment …read more

July 28, 2011

Tourist arrivals in Morocco up 6.3% in H1 2011

Rabat – A total of 4.2 million tourists have visited Morocco during the first half of 2011, a rise of 6.3% compared to the same period last year,a according to the Tourism Ministry.

This upward trend has concerned the Kingdom’s major markets, namely France (+4%), Germany (+18%), the United Kingdom (+12%), Italy (+5%) and Belgium (+17%).

The night stays fell 2%, except for Agadir which saw a 4% rise in the reporting period.

Morocco sought to attract 10 million tourists…read more

June 21, 2011

2011, a new bumper year for Morocco’s tourism, OBG

London – After a strong growth in 2010, figures for early 2011 point to another bumper year for Morocco’s tourism, said the Oxford Business Group (OBG).

Confidence remains high despite the April bombing of a café in Marrakech, the effect of which appears to have been limited and ongoing regional instability. The government continues to roll out ambitious plans for the decade ahead, said the think-tank in a report.

Visitor numbers have increased every year in the past decade, and tourist arrivals to Morocco reached 9.3m for the year as a whole in 2010, up a strong 11.5 pc on 2009 figures of 8.34m, said the group…read more

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