Morocco Announces Officially Approved Tourist Guides

Taroudant – In its attempt to organize the tourism sector and fight against fake guides (locally known as les “faux guides”) the Moroccan government published the full list of officially approved tourist guides, who are authorized by the touristic delegation.The government made available on the website of the Ministry of Tourism and Data.gov.ma the list of the authorized guides, including their full names, the city in which they work, their status and the languages they spoke.For better services, tourists are highly required to contact approved guides whose names are included in the list. In the same sense, the list of approved travel agencies has been put online in early January.This initiative is in line with the broader government’s willingness to secure and organize the tourism sector in the kingdom.Last year, Morocco’s tourism sector performed well, with the majority of tourists who visited the kingdom in the second and third quarters of 2014 expressed satisfaction with their visit.Lahcen Haddad, Tourism Minister, said in December, that “the sector attracted $ 2 billion in investments in 2014, to bring the overall investments in the sector since the launch of the 2020 Vision to 7 billion dollars, despite a challenging international economic environment.” read more

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