Morocco has become very popular for walking tours among holidaymakers, one expert has claimed.
Peter Sheard, senior associate at architectural network Gensler, claims that the coastline near to cities such as Rabat are particularly good for walks and are renowned for being "very beautiful".
More than seven million tourists visited Morocco in 2007, according to the country’s Ministry of Tourism, rising by 13 per cent compared to the previous year.
Mr Sheard suggests that Morocco’s growing popularity is due to its natural environment.
He said: "Morocco has been associated with trading and history for a long time but it is popular for walking activities and fishing.
"The coastline is dominated by the environment and it does have a certain relationship with its waterfront," he said.
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