Let us point out first that on the regulatory front; the hotel sector in Morocco is governed by Law 61-00 on the status of tourist establishments and the Enforcement Decree of the said Act promulgated in 2002 and the new classification standards promulgated in 2003.
With 44 accommodation establishments classified in 2008 by providing tourists almost 6500 beds, the RSZZ region strengthens its position year by year as a prestigious tourist destination, as evidenced by the following results:
Source: Observatory of Tourism
The completion of several major projects, including development of the Bouregreg riverside, the development of the Rabat Corniche and that of the Beach of Nations at Bouknadel, as well as the evelopment of new tourism sites, including those that are in emerging rural areas (tourist resort Dayt Rumi), projecting the capital and its region into a major tourism vision.
Restaurant servicesCelebrated and renowned throughout the world, Moroccan cuisine, has been enriched over the centuries with multiple influences, and is considered as an undeniable means of promoting the destination Morocco. Given their touristic character, restaurants are also governed by the law 61-00 and are classified by “forks" with four distinct categories:
Prefecture Skhirat Temara has 4 restaurants, all located on the corniche, which may serve 445 covers and offering mainly Mediterranean cuisine.For its part, Sale has 2 restaurants with 2 forks, one located on the right bank of Bouregreg river, the other is in the new marina and both have a total capacity of 270 covers.
As for Khemisset, it has only one restaurant rated 2 forks, which can accommodate 60 people.
Given the recent development of the tourism sector and the special place it occupies in the regional economy, recent years have seen an increase in terms of the creation of travel agencies.
Many efforts have been made by the Department of tutelage, to organize and regulate the profession of travel agent, in particular through the implementation of Law No. 31-96 of February 12, 1997, on the travel agencies statutes
In addition, changes in the pattern of behavior in domestic demand, which began using the services offered by travel agencies more and more, will only continue in the future.
The RSZZ region also has 69 travel agencies of which the vast majority are based in Rabat, 1 in Khémisset, 3 Skhirat Temara and 4 in Sale.
Pointing out finally that as part of a memorandum of understanding signed in 2006 between Morocco and China, there is a list of accredited Moroccan travel agencies for organizing trips and stays in that country.
Ultimately, a positive evolution for all performance indicators was recorded in the RSZZ region, in recent years.
It is clear that this performance could not have materialized but for a deliberate policy, and also a strategy involving training and qualification of human resources a central concern.
Training in Hospitality and Tourism in Morocco began with the creation of the first training institution in 1950, namely the Hotel School in Rabat (“Ecole Hôtelière de Rabat”).