Moroccan surfers call for bikini lull during Ramadan

A group of young Moroccan surfers has launched a Ramadan campaign looking to dissuade foreign tourists from wearing bikinis. (Photo courtesy: Morocco World News)

A group of young Moroccan surfers has launched a Ramadan campaign looking to dissuade foreign tourists from wearing bikinis on a particular beach.

For the holy month, the surfers are pushing their campaign with posters on the beach that read “Respect Ramadan, no bikinis.”

However, not all agree with the campaign.

“It seems that a number of Moroccans do not appreciate that that there is a separation between their personal life and the lives or choices or others,” a local resident who works in the tourism sector told Morocco World News on the condition of anonymity.

“It should remain so, especially when it comes to tourists who visit Morocco and contribute to the economy of the country,” he added, according to the newspaper.

This year, the Moroccan Minister of Tourism Lahcen Haddad lowered his initial 10 percent growth forecast, saying that the tourism sector is facing a serious crisis due to political upheaval across the region.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:45 - GMT 06:45
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