Morocco is becoming an increasingly accessible destination for family travel.
The country appeals to families as it offers home comforts and advanced facilities alongside alternative sights and experiences.
Jane Folliott, Morocco specialist at Orion Trek Voyages, has explained that Moroccan cities such as Marrakech and Fez can make an interesting Christmas destination.
"It’s becoming a lot easier for families to travel in Morocco and people are feeling a bit more confident about taking children to Morocco because it has developed a lot in terms of facilities," she commented.
"At Christmas it’s a very popular destination – it’s short haul from the UK, it’s exotic, it’s for people that don’t want the full on Christmas kind of thing in their face."
However, she added that the European influences mean that visitors can still experience the traditional elements of Christmas.
"You can find a Christmas turkey and have a Christmas dinner," Ms Folliott says, and those dreaming of a white Christmas may also enjoy Marrakech.
"Weather wise it’s pretty good – it’s cold, we had snow on the mountains, it gets cold in Marrakech in the winter time, but generally its pretty good weather.
Marrakech – Be entertained by snake charmers in the old Medina or take a day to explore the Atlas Mountains.