Morocco

Vietnam and Morocco surge in popularity for MICE bookings

Vietnam and Morocco are fast becoming the new ‘in’ destinations for MICE group charter bookings according to Air Partner, the global aviation specialist. Worldwide bookings through Air Partner for large scale meetings, conferences, incentive travel and exhibitions in Vietnam and Morocco have soared by 70% during the past year alone, marking a massive increase in interest in the two countries. Air ...

Mazagan making waves

Simon George travels to Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort on Morocco’s Atlantic coast and realises that you can never be too well connected. Pitch and punt In the 1989 film Field of Dreams, James Earl Jones’s character advises humble Iowa corn farmer Ray Kinsella (played by Kevin Costner) that to realise his baseball dreams, which involve creating a baseball pitch, he should “Build it and they will ...

A taste of Tangier

Stephanie Ackland’s Morocco MICE tour takes us to Tangier The North African city of Tangier is enjoying a resurgence. Situated at the northern tip of Morocco and Africa, it lies 20 miles (32.1km) from Spain and is raising its business profile and MICE offering. Tangier is a melting pot of cultures, but with a firm focus on business. In recent years the city has received much investment. The ...

18th CONFEC Red rocks in Marrakech

The 18th CONFEC Red event saw UK buyers meet with suppliers from 20 countries in early February at the Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi & Palais des Congrès Marrakech. The agents and corporate planners participated in a full programme of B2B meetings, teambuilding and hospitality. CONFEC Red is aimed solely at UK buyers, and draws both established agencies, corporate organisers, as well as star...

Morocco MICE

A year-round climate, good infrastructure, luxury accommodation  and incentive options have established Morocco as a global mice destination, says Stephanie Ackland. Magical Marrakech The main MICE hub of Morocco is Marrakech, in-part due to its location and its experience in the sector. The city is a popular choice for companies, attracted by the accommodation and venue options, as well as the ci...

In the Red City

I had a fam in Africa, at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, to rework Karen Blixen’s famous opening to her autobiographical classic, Out of Africa – the familiarisation trip to Marrakech being hosted by Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi and the destination management company (DMC), Exclusively Morocco. Literary references aside, the imperial walled city of Marrakech does not disappoint. The snow-capp...

On the conference road to Marrakech, as ‘Meetings Morocco’ show launches

B2B contact specialist Globe Network has announced the launch of Morocco’s first tradeshow dedicated to the MICE business. Plans for the ‘Meetings Morocco’ show have submitted for backing to representatives of Morocco’s Ministry of Tourism, National Tourist Office and National Tourism Confederation, as well as regional tourist councils and the Federation of Travel Agencies. Organisers say Meetings...