Tourism Geography: Emerging Trends and Initiatives to Support Tourism in Morocco
VU University Amsterdam, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- *Corresponding Author:
- Steenbruggen J
VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Received date: June 03, 2016; Accepted date: June 23, 2016; Published date: June 30, 2016
Citation: Steenbruggen J (2016) Tourism Geography: Emerging Trends and Initiatives to Support Tourism in Morocco. J Tourism Hospit 5:224. doi:10.4172/2167-0269.1000224
Copyright: © 2016 Steenbruggen J. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In both the industrialized and the developing world, tourism is increasingly being seen as a potential source for rapid economic growth and prosperity, and as one of the development instruments of a region. This potential has been recognized by the Moroccan government, and is currently accountable for the second largest contribution to the country’s GDP. In this paper, we provide an overview of international economic and sustainable standards to collect data on a national, regional, and local level. In addition, we highlight the importance of tourism geography and related emerging trends to address the objectives for marketing and operational management purposes. Therefore, we provide a state of the art on the utilization of spatio-temporal data to support tourism information needs. We especially emphasize the potential use of mobile phone data and social media feeds.