We are so happy to welcome our newest DMC to MICEport DMC from Morocco – Octav Tour, based in Casablanca, welcome Ilham. This now brings MICEport DMC to 10 international destinations with our fantastic boutique owner managed DMCs.
Morocco has so many great opportunities for North American MICE groups. Geographically, Morocco is characterized by rugged mountainous interior and large portions of desert. It is one of only three countries (with Spain and France) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. Morocco has a population of over 33 million. Morocco is culturally diverse, culturally speaking and has always been successful in combining its Berber, Jewish and Arabic cultural heritage with external influences such as the French, Spanish, Anglo-American lifestyles during the last decades.
Moroccan cuisine has long been considered as one of the most diversified cuisines in the world.This is a result of the centuries-long interaction of Morocco with the outside world. The cuisine of Morocco is mainly Berber-Moorish, European, Mediterranean cuisines. The cuisine of Morocco is essentially Berber cuisine (sometimes referred to as the Moorish cuisine). It is also influenced by Sephardic cuisine and by the Moriscos when they took refuge in Morocco after the Spanish Reconquista. Spices are used extensively in Moroccan food. While spices have been imported to Morocco for thousands of years, many ingredients such as saffron from Tiliouine, mint and olives from Meknes, and oranges and lemons from Fez, are home-grown. Chicken is the most widely eaten meat in Morocco. The main Moroccan dish most people are familiar with is couscous, the old national delicacy. Beef is the most commonly eaten red meat in Morocco, usually eaten in a Tagine with vegetables or legumes. Chicken is also very commonly used in Tagines, knowing that one of the most famous tagine is the Tagine of Chicken, potatoes and olives.
Some must dos:
- Wander through the souk – You can test your bargaining skills with the shopkeepers, who all speak enough English and Spanish to drive a hard bargain for anything you could imagine. Be sure to check out the leather which is famous around the world.
- Drink mint tea – after a long day of shopping or incentive activities, retire to one of the teahouses above the central square for a nice glass of Moroccan mint tea.
- Visit the tanneries – Moroccans are famous for their leather goods, not only can you buy them from the market, but you can also visit the tanneries where they’re made. The most famous tannery in Morocco is in Fez.
- Visit the Hassan II Mosque – Mosque of Hassan II is open to the public in Casablanca, make sure you take a tour of this awe-inspiring monument.
Morocco offers clients a truly unique experience and Octav Tour ensures that that it is totally authentic. You will be hearing more from this fantastic destination in the coming months but in the meantime, take a look at our website at www.miceportdmc.com
MICEport DMC Partners operate in Ireland, Scotland, France, Monaco, Austria, Germany, Italy, UAE, Oman and Morocco. For more information, go to www.miceportdmc.com