The Brexit will offer important opportunities in Morocco to attract more British tourists, said Thursday in London, Simon Calder, journalist for the English daily “The Independent”.
In a statement on the sidelines of the Morroccan Tourism Summit, organized in the British capital at the initiative of the ONMT, this travel specialist in the online daily, said the Brexit should present an advantage for the destination Morocco since travel to Europe could become more “complicated” for the British.
“Tourists looking for destinations not far away, easy to reach and offer value and experience that is worth it”, will find in Morocco a preferred destination, he said.
After the Americans and Germans, the British are the ones who travel the most, said the journalist, noting that Morocco should seize this opportunity “to become the most exotic destination where we can travel less than two hours flight”.
“From my experience, everything you want from a trip you can find in Morocco. Starting with Tangier, passing through Rabat, Casablanca, Fez, Marrakech and Taroudant. You will find two fantastic Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts, beautiful landscapes between Essaouira and Agadir as well as in the mountains of Rif or Atlas, besides the breathtaking view from the desert,” he said.
In addition to all the beautiful landscapes to explore, “there are also so many experiences to live, a very rich gastronomy to enjoy and varied sports activities,” continued the journalist.
Asked about the particularity of Moroccan culture, Mr. Calder noted that Morocco is a “very welcoming” destination that harmoniously combines traditions, hospitality and modernity.
The Moroccan Tourism Summit brought together many Moroccan professionals and institutions, as well as representatives of the main British Tour Operators, airlines and tourism industry associations, who discussed a number of topics including the main tourist routes such as the airline offering, positioning, distribution and marketing.
This meeting was also an opportunity to highlight Moroccan cuisine with a presentation of Nargissee Benkabou, Moroccan chef in London.