Valuable experiences on trip to Morocco | Northumberland Gazette
Students from the UK visit Morocco to learn about sustainable tourism:
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 highlight an alternative, more sustainable approach to tourism with the aim of supporting a destination’s economy and community.
The region had been left flooded after an unusually wet winter, having a detrimental effect on the local economy, which relies heavily on the area’s tourism activity.
Students interviewed local business entrepreneurs and also members of the community who they found had traditionally farmed, but are now working in tourism…[Full Story]