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UNITOURS MAROC

DESTINATION & EVENT MANAGEMENT COMPANY
WITH CARING EFFICIENCY SINCE 1981

FALL 2013 NEWSLETTER

Editorial

Meriame Housni, Managing PartnerDear Readers,

November in Marrakech was a truly sumptuous month!

First with the fifth consecutive edition of Pure Life Experience Exhibition that positions itself as the trade show for the more selective and most exclusive travel  experiences in the world. It is for this reason, the global reference event for luxury tourism that welcomes, in each of its editions, the most prestigious and influential travel agents of the five continents specialized in this type of touristic industry.
Marrakech is definitely positioned on this type of product and is currently member of the  « Club 40 Â» gathering the resort areas most valued by customers with high incomes (in "Premium travel News").


Then at that very moment the Marrakech Film Festival is in full swing with French and international celebrities such as Martin Scorsese , Juliette Binoche, Jamel Debouzze and many others...

And finally the recent positioning - by Conde Nast Traveller - high in the list of the world best hotels,  our "Palais Namaskar" and "Selman" beautiful venues.

This only confirms the position of Marrakech - and the whole of Morocco - as totally versatile destination that can satisfy all tastes, from Luxury to Culture, through Adventure, Seaside holidays or simply a true "far niente".

And here we are, Unitours Morocco, with our long experience and smiling professionalism, to offer your customers this whole range of superb products, with our long standing "caring efficiency". So just a mail to "info@unitourismorocco.com" and we will be here to assist you for another successful event.

With kind regards,
 
Meriame Housni
Managing Director

Our December offer

 

A very special conference package for 4 days/3 nights, valid from January 15th to February 14th 2014 for groups of minimum 60 delegates, including:
  • 3 nights accommodation in superior 4 stars hotel
  • A meeting room for 1 day with 2 coffee breaks and  a Half day with one coffee break, with P/A system, screen and overhead projector
  • 2 conference lunch with soft drinks package
  • 1 dinner at hotel, 1 moroccan dinner with show , both with wine package and 1 dinner  free
  • Half day sightseeing of Marrakech including the famed souks
  • Arrival and departure Marrakech airport transfers
From 3900 DH (350 Euros / 290UK£) net per person in twin
or 4700 DH (425 Euros / 350UK£) in single.
Full detailed offer with a mail to :  info@unitourismorocco.com

Focus on... TIGMIZA

A new space for your events in Marrakech

 
 
Total area : 6500 m²
Total Covered Area : 1000 m² including Coliseum : 500 m² (20m diameter)
 

THE COLISEUM

With a capacity of 10 to 2000 + people, The Coliseum at Tigmiza can accommodate all types of events: weddings, gala dinners, fashion shows, birthdays, concerts, launch parties, seminars and incentives...
Indeed, the circular space of 20m in diameter, the architecture of which is inspired by its Roman ancestor, was conceived and designed to enable everyone to give free rein to his imagination, creating a unique event.

Description
A "marquee" supported by 12 totems, columns or dressed stone, marble or briquettes which support a wooden frame covered with a waterproof tarp. It rests on a floor with a mosaic pattern.
 

THE GARDENS

Spread over 6000 sq ft, 3 distinct areas that revolve around the Colosseum:
  1. Entry: a space adjacent to the Coliseum, dedicated to host a second tent (400 m² without internal support), extension of the Coliseum.
  2. Woodstock: an area bordering the lake and outdoor stage, ideal for concerts and other performances.
  3. Heliport: large esplanade, with a real heliport in the  standards of civil aviation.
 

CAPACITY

  • Colosseum: 250 (served table)
  • Gardens: 400 people (served table)
  • Cocktail: 2000 people

Hot News


New aviation tax in Morocco.

Parliament approved on Wednesday the plan for an aviation tax, which will come into force on April 1 on all international air tickets issued in Morocco
First class flights will be taxed 400 dirhams ($48/36 euros) while a surcharge of 100 dirhams (9 euros) will be added to economy class tickets, Lahcen Haddad said.
The government expects to raise around 90 million euros a year initially, half of which is expected to fund the activities of the Moroccan national tourist office, with the rest to go to a social development fund.

ROYAL PALM by BEACH COMBER is due to open by end of December 2013.
 

Located at the heart of Domaine Royal Palm, Royal Palm Marrakech is the first hotel belonging to the Mauritian hotel group Beachcomber to be set outside the Indian Ocean region.
Accommodation is housed in elegant villas and suites which promote space with generous proportions ranging from 350 to 6000 m².
Special attention was given to all leisure areas. Set in the tropical gardens, the gigantic swimming pool is one of the many places to relax at the Royal Palm hotel. A gorgeous Spa, a comprehensive Sports Centre and four restaurants for all tastes are other highlights of the hotel. Guests will also enjoy the scenic 18-hole golf course designed by Cabell B. Robinson and the prestigious Country Club facilities.

MARRAKECH NEWS

 
Marrakech Airport breaks all records and More seats are now available.
 

According to the statistics of ONDA, the Marrakech-Menara Airport is experiencing a rise in traffic of 11.53% and an increase of 16.33% rotations. Certainly due to low-cost airlines, air traffic in the UK market increased by 25% since 2012. Rynair alone generates 600 movements per month and will increase its frequencies with several direct links to London, Madrid, Pisa and from Memmingen  starting November. 
 
Easy Jet flies to Toulouse, Basel and Geneva since October and even British Airways increases its number of flights London / Marrakech between April and October 2014 and will start on December 14th, a new route from Marrakech to Bristol with 2 flights per week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The plane will take off Tuesday at 7:20 (HL) and will leave at 11:30 am from Morocco, while the rotation Saturday leaving Bristol at 15:25 (HL) and return at 19:35.
 
To increase capacity on the ground, the airport of Marrakech-Menara should have a second terminal in 2014 on a total area of ​​67,000 m2, with a capacity of 5 million passengers per year, bringing the total capacity of International Airport to 9 million passengers.

Royal Air Morocco: 10 new weekly flights from Marrakech from November
 

Royal Air Morocco (RAM) has started launching, from November ten additional weekly frequencies from the international Airport of Marrakech Menara, 4 to London and several others to Geneva, Madrid and Milan.
Major player in the promotion of tourism destination Morocco, the national company opens the new air routes to Europe with the main objective to invest in new markets important tourism potential such as Switzerland, the UK, Spain and Italy.

And last but not least, We Unitours Maroc, have won the tender to handle the logistics of one of the most important European Football Club during the finale of the Champions League in Marrakech !

MOROCCO NEWS


Casablanca, future conference capital in Morocco?
 
The mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë visited on Tuesday, October 1st the "Casablanca Marina" beach resort with the Mayor of Casablanca to learn about all the developmental projects that are realized in the city of Casablanca: Casablanca Marina project, the anti- pollution eastern seaboard, conducting collector Oued Bouskoura, the Skytrain and slum clearance project.
Added to the project of the Congress Palace in Casablanca Marina, the Ryad Mogador hotel group has acquired a beautiful infrastructure and consider seriously transforming it into a convention center with more than 2,000 seats,  500 places of parking space, and a  600 bedrooms hotel, due to open in May 2014.
We also know that ONCF (the Moroccan Railway Company) plans a 500 rooms hotel for the proposed second tranche of Casa Port railway station.
With all these projects, it would seem that in 2015 Casablanca could be the capital of conferences and Marrakech that of events and incentives!

Cooking: Bissara

A winter warmer for 4 or 6

 
 
  • 1 1/2 cups (about 8 oz. or 200 g) dried fava beans
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons (or more) reserved cooking liquid
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot paprika or cayenne pepper
Additional cumin, paprika and olive oil, for garnish, chopped parsley or cilantro, for garnish (optional).
 
Soak the dried fava beans overnight in a large bowlful of water. The next day, drain the beans and peel them if they weren't already skinned and split. You may also used frozen lava beans, in this case reduce the cooking time by 20 minutes.
Place the peeled fava beans in a pot and cover with a generous amount of water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium or medium-high, and simmer the beans until tender, one hour or longer.
 
Drain the beans, reserving the liquid.
 
Transfer the beans to a food processor, and add the garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of the reserved liquid, and spices. Process on high speed until smooth, adding additional liquid if necessary to thin the bessara. It should be thin enough to pour or spread out on a plate. Taste the bessara, and adjust the seasoning if desired.
 
Reheat the bessara and serve warm. Garnish with any of the following: ground cumin, paprika, hot paprika, olive oil, and chopped parsley.
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