Morocco takes steps to protect its tourists



Moroccan authorities in Safi Marrakesh are taking preventive measures to protect the region’s tourism sector.

The action comes following the high-profile killings of two female tourists in Imlil last year.

Security officers are now able to roam the streets on quads and the city has installed checkpoints and surveillance cameras to protect the tourists.

The vehicles are intended to monitor tourists during their visit to the Marrakech-Safi region, known for a large tourist influx throughout the year.

These quads have several features which allow them to navigate the varied terrain of the region consisting mainly of lanes and steep valleys, as well as dangerous roads in the mountains.

According to Al Ahdath Al Maghribia, the quads are expected to be used across tourist-friendly valleys and ski resorts such as Ourika, Oukeimeden, Asni, Moulay Brahim and Imlil.

In 2018 two hikers, Louisa Vesterager and Maren Ueland camping near Imile were captured and beheaded village of Imlil by extremists

Three of the extremists were recently sentenced to death. 21 accomplices were convicted and sentenced to serve between 5 and 30 years in prison.


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