We support local economy

We believe strongly in low impact or rather positive impact tourism. Broadly speaking this means that we try to minimise the negative aspects of tourism on the local culture and environment and highlight the positive aspects.

Morocco-amazingtrips work together with local people (ie cooks, muleteers) and thereby support the local economy.

We think it is important that income benefits the local population Many accommodations where we spend the night are small-scale, local and / or hotels run by families also the transport are provided by local entrepreneurs..

Tips for Sustainable Tourism, be a responsible traveller

Even as a traveller you can contribute to sustainable tourism in many ways.

1. Use a refillable water bottle

Take a refillable water bottle with you on a trip. Every time you refill your water bottle, this saves the purchase of a plastic bottle, which reduces the amount of waste

2.  Be aware of energy and water

When you leave the hotel room, don’t forget to turn off the air conditioner and lights that cause the biggest consumption of a hotel. Keep in mind that in many countries water is a scarce commodity.

3. Contact with the locals and take pictures

Learn a few words of Arabic or Berber, which makes contact much easier and more fun. If you want to photograph the locals, ask permission first, not everyone wants to be photographed. It is greatly appreciated if you make the effort to send photos, always keep promises made.

4. Respect local culture and traditions

Inform yourself about Morocco with regard to the current situation, history, culture, language and customs, this makes contact with the local population easier. Therefore, respect the local culture and traditions. In some locations, bare shoulders and short skirts and pants for women are perceived as inappropriate. If in doubt, you can always ask the guide for advice.

5. Buy local products and pay a fair price

Stimulate the local economy by eating at local restaurants or buying souvenirs. Negotiating the price is part of the culture. When negotiating, make sure you don’t go to the bottom price. Determine what you want to do and strive for a price that is acceptable to both parties.

6. Clean up your waste

Litter is a major problem in many countries. Always bring your own waste. For longer stays in nature, bury feces as far away from open water as possible. Organic material also breaks down less quickly than you think; a banana peel can last up to two years! Keep empty batteries and take them back home and hand them in there.

7. Do not hand out pens, balloons or candies

Do not give pens, balloons and candies to prevent children from learning that begging pays off. It is also good to buy something on the spot that you want to donate; that way you also support the local economy.

8. Do not get too close to the animals

To avoid disturbance, it is important not to get too close, even for photos. It is not good to feed animals, not even birds or squirrels.