Well, I visited marrakech and let me say, there is something definately wrong. Now, fine, I'm use to having to 'bribe' or 'grease' my way through a country, but I have to say it was pretty extreme. Not only were the police and customs people (which you would expect it from, especially the latter since I flew via private jet), but regular people were looking for their cut. I took 2 small tours, the first one through the city, he was more concerned about getting us to buy stuff from the places he took us to, so he could get a kickback on the sale. On a 3 hour tour, and you spend 1 hour in a rug store being shown the 'art' before 8 salespeople eagerly await your every move, it was very faustrating. Next tour, in the mountains, the place in a grassy section under a tree I ate lunch under, 4 seperate people cameby claiming it was theres and wanted money. All I can say is that there are extremes, and my visit to marrakech was very extreme. Would I recommend others to visit, its a clear NO especially when there are other options like Eygpt are available. The reason why I posted this in the economy section, well, tourism's effect on a economy can be huge, will Morocco every be able to have a significant share of the region's tourist dollars, in my opinion, if the mentality of the locals don't change, then I would bet against it.