Archive for August, 2014

Tourism And Cooperation In Marrakech

There are many ways to travel, from the most common historic cars, hotel or beach to the most adventurous trip backpacking through rural tourism, camping, sports or hiking trips into the mountains or the desert. Besides all these options, Marrakech offers another way, more human and inclusive of travel: travel solidarity and cooperation to a developing country that needs international cooperation to address its serious problems. Travel cooperation or “philanthropic travel,” are intended to help people overcome their difficulties and improve their survival everyday. The Moroccan economy, developing, depends crucially on the income from tourism (about 7.5 million tourists in 207) that, however, not always revert to a substantial improvement of living conditions of the poorest (those / as a per capita income does not reach the national average of 1,673 per year). United Nations promote tourism cooperation and underline the positive impact that this type of tourism has both / the traveler / as in host communities. Education is one of the most important areas of cooperation between UNESCO and Morocco, where the numbers are impressive: 44.4 of the population over age 15 is illiterate, only 60% of children admitted to care and only 11% of the population reaches higher education (university or other). Since the government’s efforts are insufficient, there are associations and private benefactors who are dedicated to helping young people to receive adequate schooling. Most of them offer scholarships, accommodation, free courses or assistance for their eventual entry into the labor market and the financing of teaching materials, transportation or food.