On International Women’s Day, a Reflection on the Past Year in Morocco – Caitlin Dearing Scott

Caitlin Dearing Scott March 8, 2017 International Women’s Day – observed every March 8 – is an occasion to celebrate the achievements of women and the successes of the fight for gender equality while reflecting on the challenges that remain. In Morocco, the last year certainly brought some progress worth mentioning, as well as some reminders about the need for continued advancement. Most notably, the percentage of women in Parliament increased ...

So Many Reasons Why Morocco Should be your Tourism, Trade, and Investment Destination – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC March 7, 2017 Here are 13 good reasons why Morocco should be your priority for travel, whether for business or pleasure. And it’s getting better all the time! Morocco is the only country in Africa with both Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean coastlines. Stop almost anywhere on either coast and you will find welcoming cities, towns, and villages, not to mention world class resorts, and access ...

Business Briefs: Tourism Takes Spotlight in Several Reports; Casablanca Shines; and Allianz Launches New Offices – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC March 1, 2017 While much of the region continues to face declining tourism, Morocco holds steady due to its commitment to constantly upgrade its facilities and offerings. Speaking of which, Casablanca is profiled by Africa.com and is looking quite attractive to investors and visitors, including insurance giant Allianz, which recently opened offices there to serve the region. Morocco Benefits from Sustainable Tourism Efforts.  A recent report ...

Morocco See Gains in International Business Ties; Tourism Sector Faces a Shake-up – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC January 24, 2017 Although 2016 was not a bad year for Morocco, key indicators look like 2017 will show significant growth in important sectors including agricultural, financial services, manufacturing, and tourism. Although the government agency responsible for tourism development has come under criticism, private leisure and recreation developers and promoters continue to post good results. Bilateral ties with Pakistan are showing improvement, and so is Morocco’s ...

Business Brief: Moroccan Auto Exports Roll On; Hilton Plans Expansion – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC January 10, 2017 There was good business news on several fronts, including an uptick in auto exports and increased domestic auto sales; expanded gas and oil drilling activities; growth in the exports of handicrafts; and Hilton making its presence felt in several locations. In general, there are strong indications that the Moroccan economy will continue to grow, despite the haggling over the composition of the new ...
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