|Morocco is an attractive tourist destination - exotic, cheap and relatively safe - as evidenced by 9.34 million visitors in 2011.
A while back, the Moroccan government launched "Plan Azur" to expand its tourist industry. The plan called for multi-billion euro investment in real estate development of six coastal resort communities: Saidia on the Mediterranean, Larache, Mogador, Mazagan, Taghazout and Plage Blanche on the Atlantic. The project experienced substantial delays and is being restructured, Vision 2020 replacing the original Vision 2010.
Cities of interest to tourists:
Rabat - the new capital
Fes - the old capital
Casablanca, Morocco's largest city, locale of the famous movie, and illustrious Jewish heritage
Marrakech, in the foothills of the Atlas mountains
Meknes - a city rich in history
Tangier - gateway to Europe
Tetouan - gateway to the Rif mountains.
For the nature lover:
The mountains, the beaches and the Sahara desert. Particular attractions are the gardens and National Parks. The most popular are the Majorelle Gardens in Marrakech and the Toubkal National Park in the Atlas mountains.
Morocco's major international airports are Mohammed V (CMN) in Casablanca, Al Massira (AGA) in Agadir and Menara (RAK) in Marrakech.
Royal Air Maroc is the government-owned flag carrier of Morocco. Air Arabia Maroc is low-cost.
There are ferry services from Tangier and the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla to mainland Spain.
The Moroccan rail network is limited and supplemented by long-distance buses. There are luxury buses in addition to the regular locals.