WHY CONSIDER TRAVELLING TO MOROCCO

The Kingdom of Morocco is one of the closest exotic destinations to Europe and the United states….in fact, it’s just 14 km south of Spain ! Located in Northern Africa, the northern coast of Morocco boarders the Mediterranean and the western cost the Atlantic ocean. It’s exotic, mysterious, sensual, dazzling and beautiful ! Morocco is unlike any place on earth…the landscape is magnificent… and there is nothing that compares to Marrakech ! In fact, Winston Churchill would make a point of vacationing annually in Marrakech ; Yves St Laurent maintains a villa there, and has borrowed heavily from Morocco art, using the geometric and patterns in his material. The artwork in Morocco can take your breath away- from the intricate designs of the wall mouldings, the colourful mosaics… to the beautiful symmetry of the archways. Participants will see things that will challenge their imagination !

Morocco offers authenticity, real and enriching experiences… Its reputation for hospitality, well established hotels, travel and recreational industries are increasingly making it one of the most favoured destination for holidays and MICE events.

Morocco is an intrinsically beautiful land, one that abounds in a heritage and culture. As soon as you set foot on its shores you will be transported to another time…you will find at your disposal fascinating cities and landscapes that vary from snow laden slopes to the highest mountain ranges in Africa and pristine deserts. Heading off the beaten path to discover another civilization…in Morocco, we like visitors to share our lifestyle. Even far from the crowds and the well-trodden past, meeting people is easy and hospitality is a byword.

For the length of the trip, fire up the stove and learn the basics of our gastronomy. Return home with your own recipe for salad flavoured with coriander and cumin, or astonish you guests with a sweet-and-sour tajine set off with preserved lemons, prunes and honey.

Morocco is well served by airline companies and has numerous airports. In just few hours, you are at the foot at the high Atlas Mountains or at the seaside. Casablanca is seven hours from New York and only one hour’s flight from Madrid, three hours from Milan, Paris, and London.

There is an overwhelming variety of accommodation to choose from. In the country’s major cities, the top names among western  hotel chains have been established for a long time. A numerous establishments across all categories offer a great range of choices. Comfort and quality of service can be expected at any of them. Not to mention the riads, the traditional houses around a courtyard which have been refurbished as guests houses, where you can rediscover the best of Moroccan art living. In this land of traditions, hospitality remains a key value. Beside and over the last few years, Morocco has indeed taken an enormous leap forward, with the building of a large number of top meeting and convention hotels and resorts all over the country.

When? Best time to visit

The best time to visit Morocco: April to early June, and September through November.

It’s hot and sunny for most of the year in Morocco. During the peak summer months it gets uncomfortably hot especially in Marrakech, Fes and southwest Morocco, towards the desert. Tangier, Rabat and Essaouira are a bit more comfortable in the peak of summer because they benefit from a cooler ocean breeze. Winters (November to February) are generally mild although temperatures at night can get down to the 40’s Fahrenheit (10 C). A dusting of snow is not unusual in Northern Morocco and of course the Atlas Mountains get a lot of snow. Winters in the north of the country and along the coast can be quite wet. Winters in the south are drier but colder, especially at night.

Destination highlights

Exclusive use of deluxe guest houses either in the old city or in a remote stunning site in the Atlas Mountains.

Hot air ballooning over the Atlas Mountains, 4X4 ride around the Kasbahs, Champagne on the sand dunes with an astronomer, private Moroccan fashion show….

Exclusive Berber theme private evening within an oasis of palm trees, Andalousian theme evening in a Moroccan palace,

Casablanca movie theme evening in a Kasbah….

Marrakech, the top MICE destination – Why you should choose Marrakech?

Top 7 reasons to choose Marrakech as an incentive destination!

1- A cultural experience!

Marrakech is a city with an exotic feel, excitement and culture despite being just and only one hour’s flight from Madrid, three hours from Milan, Paris, and London.

2- Riads to Premium hotels

Overwhelming variety of accommodation to choose from. Marrakech offers excellence in Riads & hotels choices. Home-away-from-home Riads experiences to Palaces such as the Mamounia, Palais Selman etc.. A luxurious haven of peace in the beating heart of the Ruby Desert, it offers relaxation and tranquillity, just a few steps away from the buzzing nightlife of Marrakech. Major Hotels are set in manicured gardens and has excellent facilities including large conference spaces, stunning pools, spa, restaurants, pool bars and excellent communal spaces.

3-Food, glorious food

Exotic cuisine meets superior quality. Marrakech certainly has a number of quality venues where service meet sense of escapism, elaborate fusion.  French couturier Pierre Balmain lived here in the Thirties and his pink Art Deco riad has been converted into one of the city’s top fusion restaurants

4- So many experiences to discover

From cultural to adrenaline to unique, Marrakech has it all and more. Adrenaline pumping zip line whizzing across the canyon, a friendly game of donkey polo, a souk tour, Hammam party, Moroccan cooking classes horse drawn carriage tour, meeting locals, Hypnotic Jemaa el Fna square A World Heritage Site in the heart of old Marrakech continues to be the city’s shopping and foodie hub. Marrakech offers authenticity, real and enriching experiences. The fashion and film worlds are all talking about one city: Marrakech. Reflecting splendorous Arabic culture, is fast becoming a celebrity wedding and honeymoon hotspot.
5- Corporate Social Responsibility

CSR activity in Marrakech city or in the Atlas Mountains. Step into a local school set amongst the most amazing scenery, painting the schools walls and windows, planting olive trees in the school grounds, distribute furniture…

6-Perfect weather all year long: The sun always shines in Marrakech

Marrakesh is a true “year round” destination. Spring and autumn sees the city at its best with almost guaranteed sunshine and bearable temperatures, days are warm and nights are not too chilly, Ideal for outdoor activities. Warm weather, sunshine, and blue skies are the norm

7- Health & Safety

Marrakech is an extremely safe and hospitable city. Several years ago the Moroccan authorities set up a Tourist Brigade Police Force, whose main objective is the safety and well being of foreign tourists.

We share an experience more than sell a destination. Berber, Arabic and Moorish culture, oriental spices, desert landscapes, glamorous hideaways… nowhere is exoticism better showcased

 

DMC

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ACTIV ' TRAVEL

Activ’Travel, a DMC with a high level of professional expertise, operating throughout Morocco since 1997. It was created by the association of 2 professionals from the hotel and travel industry with practical experience.
Financial stability, quality control, commitment to excellence, creativity and flexibility are the assets of our philosophy.

Our privileged relationships with suppliers and passion for our country ensure that your event is second to none.
We have a different vision of our profession and our team will help you discover our fascinating Kingdom through our themed programs with its history, world famous cuisine, art and crafts, fabulous cities, hospitable people and so many creative and exclusive ideas…

Our noteworthy capabilities:

  • Highly trained travel professionals team - fluent in English.
  • We offer full service from first proposal to departure: including ground operations, in depth logistics, special events coordination, room gifts, venue selection, and much more.
  • Our answers come customized to client preferences and can be adjusted to accommodate any further requests.
  • We make sure of quality control that often makes the difference between success and disaster.
  • We can spot potential problems before they materialise, so that the client may never even notice.

Our added value:

  • Dedicated and knowledgeable staff.
  • Personalized customer service, Expertise and sense of detail, Strict selection of local suppliers
  • Permanent involvement of the senior management, during event preparatory work and on site program.
  • Unique local knowledge of the suggested locations, creativity and, above all, valuable local industry contacts that offer us favourable rates conditions.
  • Our destination knowledge and local connections will save you both time and money in research, negotiations and will guarantee preferential services and peace of mind.
  • Incentive and Meeting travel targeted as a market segment.

Size ranges of the programs we have operated in the last 5 years

Incentive: From 10 to 1 000 guests
Meetings: From 100 to 2 500 delegates