Thursday, July 28, 2011
British Tourists Return to Morocco
In one of the first signs of a turn around in the tourism slump that has hit Morocco following the Marrakesh bomb attack in April 2011,a UK firm reports that holiday bookings to Morocco are returning to a level that is more in keeping with this time of year.
With the explosion taking place at Cafe Argana, located in one of Marrakesh's most popular tourist spots - Jema el-Fna square, it was certainly intended to hit one of Morocco's most important industries – tourism.
Packyourbags.com's Managing Director Mark Kempster who was in Marrakesh at the time of the attack commented, “To see our booking levels to Morocco return to what we are used to at this time of year is really encouraging. Not only do we promote travel to this beautiful country but it's a personal favourite of mine too, and the bomb attack was very sad news for Marrakesh and Morocco. However, recent figures show our bookings are bouncing back which is fantastic news and once again I think this demonstrates just how resilient British holidaymakers are.”
The latest travel advice published by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office is that there are no travel restrictions in place for Morocco. However, for those holidaymakers who are planning on travelling to Morocco it is worth visiting the FCO website to check on their latest advice, plus the site also provides travellers with some excellent guidance regarding travel around the country more generally.