Wednesday, May 14, 2008

How to reach tourists going to Morocco?


I've long thought Georgetown's weak spot lies in the groups of prospective students that tour campus several times a day. Anyone wanting anything from the administration could scare off these high school students with their complaints and horror stories until the administration relented.

I think we can apply the same logic to Morocco (it's worked in the past, with campaigns against apartheid South Africa). Tourism brings Morocco a lot of money each year, and anything that threatened its tourism revenues would merit the government's attention.

I can't think of any tactics now that could use tourism's importance to Morocco as leverage for Western Sahara, but they'd be immensely powerful. Let's talk it out. An obvious problem I see is that tourists to Morocco are harder to reach than, say, prospective Georgetown students.

Photo from Flickr user *hoodrat*

1 comment:

  1. Perhaps tourists could be interested in the fund raising activities moroccan policemen put into practice on the road...

    http://www.saharalibre.es/modules.php?name=Video_Stream&page=watch&id=126

    long life to the proverbial moroccan corruption!

    AX

    (I've been one of theri victims)

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