The current global economic situation is hitting hard on the tourist industry. But that does not mean that the end of tourism is near! Quite on the contrary, it means that the sector is undergoing important structural changes and that new destinations are gaining more and more significance. This is the case of Marrakech, in Morocco, one of Europe's and the US favourite destinations.
Exotic, inexpensive, diverse, with an extremely rich cultural heritage and conveniently located, Marrakech offers the opportunity of a complete, elegant and sumptuous holiday without having go bankruptcy. In fact, there are some ways to save a lot of money on your holidays in Marrakech and to find excellent vacation deals for your stay in the Ochre City. Here are three simple but extremely useful tips that will help you
First of all, it is extremely important that you plan ahead in order to save money both in your trip and in your accommodation. Most national European airlines travel to Marrakech, and there are also quite a few low-cost airlines that land in the city's airport. The sooner you book your flights, the cheaper the price will be and the more chances you will have to find great deals. Also, when booking your accommodation, book in advance: many hotels and riads in Marrakech suggest deals that need to be confirmed with several weeks in advance and that run out rather quickly.
Second, spend some time on the internet to find the best prices on your intended spending, be it accommodation, flights, food, excursions, shows, etc. There are several sites that offer excellent packages that will save you a lot of money, in contrast with buying each product or service separately. These websites suggest excellent accommodation, day-trips, car rental, tickets for shows and plenty of other services at very competitive prices, as well as lots of very useful information. You should know that prices keep changing quite frequently, so it is advisable to keep checking those websites regularly in order to find the best deals.
Third, it may be an excellent idea to be flexible on your travel dates, since this will help you both avoid peak periods, when prices are considerably higher, and to be able to catch the best deals, which are often designed by travel agents and tourist resorts to attract travellers during their quiet periods. Some travel agents and online reservation centres have incredible accommodation deals. In fact, one online reservation centre has even introduced a revolutionary formula to attract tourists called "pay what you want", which allows you to put the price of your room and most services during specific dates. Also, many airlines will ask you if you are flexible on your travelling dates, so that they can fill up their regular flights or arrange their charter flights to round off their numbers.