General Travel News

Moroccan Tourism Will Fall This Summer

Tourism professionals in Morocco believe tourism in the county will slow this summer.  Tourism experts say there will probably be a substantial fall in tourism activities because of the global economic crisis, lower purchasing power of Moroccan expatriates, the flu pandemic, and the start of Ramadan at the end of August.  Between 1 January and 31 May the number of tourists visiting Morocco increased 10% to 2,751,000 visitors but the number of overnight stays fell 3% compared to the same period last year. 

Morale is low in the tourism industry with most forecasting reduced numbers.   Manager of a hotel in Marrakesh explained “In addition to the tail off in our business over some months, the summer period on which we’ve really been counting looks like it might not put us back on course.” 

More General Travel News
Constance Halaveli Maldives offers the luxury of space in seclusion
Multiple Langham Hotels named in 2020 Readers' Choice Award
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in the GCC
Latest Travel News
Multiple Langham Hotels named in 2020 Re...
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in t...
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establis...
Featured Sights To See
Assembly Hall

Assembly Hall

Beirut, Lebanon

Assembly Hall was built in 1883 and has since changed names and functions. A chapel originally, it later became the venue for musical performances open to the public. Its fine acoustics and attractive building graced by traditional red tile roof, make it a popular place for visitors. Rue Bliss, Hamra Tel: +961 1 350 000. Website: www.aub.edu.lb ...

Longhua Temple

Longhua Temple

Shanghai, China

This temple dates back to the Song Dynasty. This is a very important temple and the largest of its kind in Shanghai. The four halls contain statues of Buddha, his disciples and other protagonists. Do not miss the over 3 tonne bell which is rung 108 times at New Year's to rid the world of all its problems and diseases.   Timings: Daily 7 A.M- 5 P.M Admission: Y 10 [+ Y50 for a chance...

Municipal Water Puppet Theater

Municipal Water Puppet Theater

Hanoi, Vietnam

Another water puppet theatre show in Hanoi is the municipal show, with performances held regularly, and popular with the locals. Address: 57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi Tel: +4 3824 9494 ...

Beaches

Beaches

Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

Sharm El Sheikh is a beautiful city with several beaches for the tourists to enjoy at. The beaches feature lots of water sports facilities to everyone. The resorts with beach settings also feature many options for the tourists like scuba diving, etc. Some of the famous beaches in the area are Beach Albatros, Coral beach, Reef Oasis beach, etc....