Tourism: 1,299 new guides strengthen the sector


Morocco now has 1,299 new guides ready to showcase their skills as ambassadors of the Morocco destination, thanks to a vast operation to regularize tourist guides, launched in April, in the form of an examination, according to the Ministry of Tourism. Tourism, Crafts and the Social and Solidarity Economy.

In a press release, the ministry indicates that in accordance with the high directives of King Mohammed VI, aimed at creating employment opportunities for young people and giving people with experience in the informal sector the opportunity to integrate the formal sector by promoting their expertise, the Department of Tourism, Crafts and the Social and Solidarity Economy launched in April 2023 a vast operation to regularize tourist guides, in the form of an examination.

Thanks to this operation, continues the ministry, Morocco now has 1,299 new guides divided into two categories: 459 guides for Natural Spaces and 840 guides for Cities and Tourist Circuits.

These new guides thus strengthen the profession and bring the total number of Moroccan guides to 4,664 guides, adds the same source.

“This initiative, awaited for many years, marks an important step in tourist guiding in our country because it offers the opportunity for people with the required skills to access the profession of guide,” underlines the ministry.

Quoted by the press release, the Minister of Tourism, Crafts and the Social and Solidarity Economy, Fatim-Zahra Ammor, affirmed: “The tourist experience is at the heart of our roadmap, and we rely heavily on our guides to creating unique experiences. Through this initiative, our country aims to offer national and international visitors enriching and secure travel experiences, and I would like to thank all the forces who made this major operation possible through their mobilization and professionalism.”

This decentralized operation has been very popular in all regions of Morocco. Spanning a period of 4 months, from April to July 2023, it was made possible thanks to the joint mobilization of the Ministry of Tourism, Crafts and the Social and Solidarity Economy, as well as the Ministry of the interior.

Under the chairmanship of Walis and Governors of regions and provinces, or their representatives, professional examinations including physical and oral tests have been carefully set up by examination commissions including local authorities, the regional association of tourist guides and the regional or provincial tourism delegation, specifies the press release.

“This collaborative and rigorous approach made it possible to guarantee the success of the regularization operation, thus paving the way for a better structured tourism guide profession and quality services in line with the qualitative momentum initiated in the sector with the launch of the roadmap”, underlines the same source, noting that the results of this examination can be consulted from August 2, 2023 on the ministry’s website: ““ .

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