Morocco leads the way in hi-tech financial services The FINANCIAL — While Casablanca usually conjures images of Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, these days the coastal Moroccan city is increasingly known for something else entirely: a burgeoning hi-tech industry. At the heart of the city’s tech industry lies Casablanca Nearshore Park, a modern business park housing over a hundred multinational companies including […]

Valuable experiences on trip to Morocco


Northumberland College students travelled to Morocco earlier this month to learn about the importance of sustainable tourism in an area recently devastated by flooding. The group, who are studying for the Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Travel and Tourism Management, camped on the edge of the Sahara Desert for 10 days, visiting local attractions to […]

Morocco free to play 2017 and 2019 Cup of Nations – CAS


. View photo “Long live Morocco without Ebola” reads a placard during a match cheered on by Moroccans in November, shortly after the country decided not to host the 2015 Cup of Nations amid fears over the Ebola crisis (AFP Photo/Fadel Senna) CAF hit Morocco’s football federation (FRMF) with the ban and a fine of […]

TripAdvisor users choose Marrakech, Morocco, as top 2015 destination

A street in the heart of the medina in Marrakech, Morocco, founded in 1070. (Susan Spano / Los Angeles Times) TripAdvisor users choose Marrakech, Morocco, as top 2015 destination Marrakech A street in the heart of the medina in Marrakech, Morocco, founded in 1070. (Susan Spano / Los Angeles Times) By MARY FORGIONE Travel Marrakech, […]

48 Hours in Marrakech


There’s never been a better time to visit Morocco’s exotic and glamorous cultural capital. Here’s where to eat, stay and explore. arrakech combines the exotic with the glamorous like no other city in the world. Countless artists, filmmakers and political leaders—including Winston Churchill—have been seduced by the ancient Moroccan metropolis and its palatial riads, therapeutic […]

Sounds from Southern Morocco: Festival Taragalte


Heather Maxwell Posted February 27th, 2015 In late January, I traveled to the edge of the Sahara Desert in Morocco to participate in an African music festival called Festival Taragalte. It took place in the dunes just outside the dusty oasis town of M’Hamid El Ghizlane or “Town of the Gazelles.” It was the Door of […]

Matthew Williamson’s Marrakesh: My Kind of Town


Matthew Williamson, the English fashion designer, reveals his favourite haunts in Marrakesh Matthew Williamson: “I drink a gallon of proper northern builder’s tea when I get back from Marrakesh because the tea there is very sweet Photo: Getty Images Interview by Sarah Ewing 10:37AM GMT 20 Feb 2015 Why Marrakesh? It’s so accessible and quick to […]

Where to Eat in Marrakech: The Red-Hot City

It may be a tourist spot, but Le Grand Balcon du Café Glacier’s sunset views of Jemaa el-Fna are hard to beat. Credit: Alan Jensen DECEMBER 8, 2014 / WRITTEN BY ALEXANDER LOBRANO Everyone falls for Marrakech, myself included. My first morning in the city 25 years ago, I got hopelessly lost in the rose- […]

Fes, Morocco: A flavour of the nation

An entertaining food tour gives Nigel Tisdall an insight into life within the hypnotic, labyrinthine souks of Fes With some 10,000 alleys, it’s easy to get lost in Fes Photo: AP By Nigel Tisdall “I still get lost,” Mehdi Bennani admits as he accompanies me through the ancient heart of Fes. With its 13 mighty gates, […]