Morocco Travel Information
Why Morocco? What you need to know before traveling to Morocco!
Morocco is in many ways a country apart . No one would like to miss out on such a culturally rich and environmentally friendly country. Morocco is a hot country 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 country is romantic and mysterious and there is little wonder that Morocco is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Globe.
Morocco is a tourist destination that has many strengths and clear potential that allowed it to become a highly popular tourist destination. With varied and contrasting landscapes (3500 km of coastline, mountains, deserts …), a rich cultural heritage (imperial cities, old towns, food and crafts), Morocco is a unique and diverse touristic experience only 2h30 flight from major European cities .
Between 2005 and 2010, the number of tourists visiting Morocco has increased from 5.8 to over 9.3 million tourists from around the world.
The national airline companies which serve Morocco are:
- Leaving from France: Air France, royal Air Morocco ( royalairmaroc.com ), Ryanair ( www.ryanair.com ), easyJet ( www.easyjet.com ), JetairFly, Transavia France and Air Arabia Maroc.
- Leaving From other countries as England or U.S.A: British Airways ( britishairways.com ), Thomsonfly ( www.thomsonfly.com ) Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airlines.
The most well patronized international airports are in Casablanca, Fes, Marrakesh, Agadir, Rabat and Tangier.
The local currency is the Moroccan Dirham (DH or MAD), which is divided into 100 centimes (c). £1 is worth DH 16.55, US$1 is worth DH 8.47 and 1 Euro is worth DH 11.15 (as of 5 Jan 2007).
Enjoy your trip around Morocco