Morocco to create desert resorts in south
Morocco's Ministry of Tourism announced it will create desert and oasis resorts in the southern regions of Errachidia, Ouarzazate and Zagora at a total cost of $14.4m, Tourism Minister Mohamed Boussaid said on Thursday (January 10th). The minister said the resorts will include three hotel units, inns, campgrounds and facilities aiming at promoting the local craft industry. The projects are expected to create approximately 6,000 jobs.
6.72 million tourists visited Morocco between January and November 2007, an increase of 14% over the same period in 2006. Morocco has developed an ambitious strategy dubbed "Vision 2010" which aims to attract 10 million tourists per year by 2010.
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