More than any other city, Tangier has been Morocco’s face to the world for more years than anyone cares to remember.

For the first half of the twentieth century Tanger was one of the stylish resorts of the Mediterranean – an international city with its own laws and administration, plus an eclectic community of exiles, expatriates and refugees. Tangier's port, recently re-named Tanger-Ville and ranked second only to Casablanca, is central to its economic future.