Information for participants

Organizer:

Participation

Participation is free of charge. Please register online before 10 December 2015.

For additional information please contact:

World Tourism Organisation
Mr. Sascha STANGE
Destination Management & Quality Programme
Poeta Joan Maragall 42
28020 Madrid
SPAIN
Tel:      +34 91 5678167/228
Fax:    +34 91 5678220
Ministry for Tourism
Mr.Tarik SADIK
Director for Startegy and Cooperation
 
 
Rabat
MOROCCO
Tel:      +212 (0) 537 57 78 28 
 
 
Regional Council for Tourism Marrakesh (CRTM) 
Mr. Abderrahim BENTBIB
Director
 
Marrakech
MOROCCO 
Tel: +212 524 385261 
 

 

Working Languages

The working languages of the Summit will be Arabic, English, French, and Spanish. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in these languages. Headphones will be distributed at the entrance of the conference hall and should be returned at the end of each session.

 

Venue of the Summit, accreditation and badges

The 4th GLobal Summit on City Tourism will take place in the Hotel Savoy in Marrakech, Morocco, 14-15 December 2015

  • The Opening Ceremony and the sessions on Monday, 14 December, will take place in the Hotel Savoy from 9:00 – 19:00;
  • The session on Day 2, the Technical Conclusions and the Closing Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, 15 December, in the Hotel Savoy from 9:00 – 12:30

Participants are requested to wear their identification badges throughout the Summit sessions in the area reserved for the meetings, as well at all social events. All participants are requested to collect their badges at the registration desks. The registration desks are located in the Hotel Savoy and which are open 8:00-19:00 on 14 December and 8:00 12:30 on 15 December.

 

Social Programme and Technical Visits

Please note that the local organizers invite all registered participants to a Welcome Dinner which is being celebrated after the fourth session on 14 December.

On 15 December two technical visits are scheduled:

Technical Visit 1 : "Living Art and Culture"

Sights to be visited during the visit : 

  • Medersa Benyoussef
  • Plais Bahia
  • Thé à Dar Chrifa
  • Jemaa el-Fna Square

Meeting point: Menara Mall Square

14:00              Meeting at Menara Mall Square
14:15              Start of the tour
18:30              Return to Menara Mall Square

Technical Visit 2: "Marrakech Cité Jardins"

Sights to be visited during the visit :

  • Areset Moulay Abdessalam
  • Jardin Majorelle en calèche
  • Museum of Islamic Art
  •  

Meeting point: Menara Mall Square

15:00              Meeting at Menara Mall Square
15:15              Start of the tour
18:00              Return to Menara Mall Square

You are kindly requested to register for the technical visits during the registration process. 

 

Air Transport

Royal Air Maroc is the official carrier of the Global Summit on City Tourism 2015. The company offers the following special fares for the international participants of the event:

25% discount on return flights in economy class K 

15% discount on return flights in buisness class  D 

Royal Air Maroc

The special offers are valid exclusively for return flights on Air Royal Maroc serviced routes to Marrakesh in the booking classes stated above and during the period starting two days prior to the beginning of the Summit and expiring two days after its closure, from 13 to 17 December, both inclusive: 

  • Offer validity: from 13 to 17 December 2015, both inclusive
  • Extension of validity: not allowed.
  • Reservation: reservations should be made for the entire trip.
  • Issue of tickets: the purchase and the issue of tickets or PTA must be done out in Royal Air Maroc agencies only 
  • The tickets should state: NON-REF - NON-ENDOS - VALID RAM ONLY.
  • Modification of the reservation: one change in the reservation on the entire route is permitted and will be charged with 70Euros or the equivalent amount in the local currency.

Please find the list of call center as well as offices of Royal Air Maroc at the following link: http://www.royalairmaroc.com/int-en/Travel-Info/Before-the-travel/Our-Agencies

Should you have any questions, please contact: destination@unwto.org

 

Accommodation

Please kindly note that UNWTO is not responsible for accommodation arrangements. Participants are requested to make their reservations by directly contacting the hotels, riads and guest houses stated in the list below. To benefit from the special rates negotiated by the hosts in Marrakesh please refer to our list of partner hotels and riads.

List of partner riads and guest houses    List of partner hotels     

Supporters

Information pratique

Visa

In order to enter the Kingdom of Morocco, all participants are required to present their valid passports with appropriate entry visas, except for participants from countries that have a Visa Waiver Agreement with the Kingdom of Morocco. Participants who need entry visas to Morocco, are advised to obtain their entry visas well in advance. 

For further information, please contact the Embassy or Consular Office of Morocco in your respective country or visit the following website: https://www.diplomatie.ma/en/Conseilsauxvoyageurs/tabid/3175/language/en-US/Default.aspx

Currency

The currency of Morocco is the Dirham. Bills are issued in 20, 50, 100 and 200 Dirham. Coins circulating have the value of 1, 2, 5 and 10 Dirhams. Most banking institutions have currency exchange offices and most ATMs are available 24/7. International credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, among others) are widely accepted. Banks are open from Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Exchange offices are open every day.

Language

In addition to Arabic, French, English and Spanish are spoken in Marrakech and also in most touristics sites and places.

Climate

The average temperature in Marrakesh in December usually oscillates between 7° C and 20° C.

Local time

Local time is Greenwich Mean Time.

Business hours

  • Offices : 8.00  a.m. to 4.00  p.m.
  • Cafés and restaurants : Open between 7.00 and 8 :00  a.m., close   23.00 p.m.
  • Shops : 9.00  a.m. to 8.00  p.m.
  • Banks :  8:30 a.m. to 3.00  p.m.

Telephone

The international code of Morocco is +212. Most foreign mobile phones work in Morocco. It is possible to purchase prepaid SIM cards through local providers. Calls can be realized also in phone booths by using telephone cards that are available in tobacco or phone shops.

Tourist Information

Marrakesh is considered to be one of the main tourism destinations of Morocco thanks to its divers and rich tourism offer. Several tourism sites and monuments are to be visited (see video and brochures below): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp1OikAqrMI&feature=youtu.be

Brochure Marrakech – Bien etre                                      Brochure Marrakech – Business events

Brochure Marrakech – Destination Golf                            Brochure Marrakech – Destination Nature & Adventure

Health

Most hospitals are open 247/ :

  • Clinique Ibn Toufail : 0524 43 87 18 / 43 63 53
  • Clinique Yasmine : 0524 43 96 94
  • Polyclinique du Sud : 0524 44 79 99
  • Polyclinique les Narcisses : 0524 44 75 75
  • Polyclinique  Aéroport : +212 52980-0900
  • International Hospital : +212 5243-69595

Useful telephone numbers

  • Regional Council for Tourim Marrakesh : +212 (0) 524 38 52 61
  • Regional representation and Tourist Office : +212 (0) 524 43 61 31
  • Tourism Police: +212 (0) 524 38 46 01
  • Police : 190
  • General Information : 160
  • SOS doctors : +212 (0) 524 40 40 40
  • SOS accidents : +212 (0) 0524 40 14 01
  • Airport information: 0524 44 79 10
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