Morocco’s travel agency has closed after a Facebook post that criticized its clients’ attire.
Morocco Travel Agency was founded in 2015 and the company has since expanded its business to include catering and other services.
“Morocco is one of the world’s most diverse countries and we are proud to be an official partner with many of Morocco’s most vibrant cities,” a Facebook statement said.
“Our objective is to make our clients’ trips as enjoyable as possible and to provide a great experience to our guests.
This is not an endorsement of Moroccan culture or customs.”
The post, which has since been removed, said Moroccan clothing “should be appropriate and stylish for the weather, the time of day, and the place of travel.”
It was posted by Moroccan Travel Agency owner Houssain Elghamaty, who said he was “disappointed” in the company’s actions.
“I was shocked and appalled by the post, and I have decided to close my agency,” Elghampy told CNN.
He added that the post had been taken down “due to our company’s social media presence,” which included the post.
Elghamps statement included an apology and said he would donate all profits from the post to charity.
“The post was an insult to my Moroccan customers and staff,” he said.
Elgamps statement added that he will donate any profit he makes from the business to charity and to support the development of tourism in Morocco.
“When I first opened the agency I didn’t know how I was going to make a living.
I worked from home, so it wasn’t a real challenge for me,” he told CNN affiliate Morocco 24.
“However, now I am doing the best that I can, which is to serve my Moroccan clients and employees well.”
The agency’s website lists a variety of services including catering, travel agencies and tourism companies.
The Moroccan Travel Authority is based in the capital of Casablanca.
It does not list any staff members as employees.
The agency was founded by former French Foreign Minister Emmanuel Macron, who was elected to the French presidency in 2017.
Macron has been criticized for his treatment of French nationals during his campaign.
“My experience of the French government and its treatment of Algerian citizens has taught me that France has lost the respect of its own citizens,” Macron said in his victory speech.
“They are treated as second-class citizens and must remain so, even in a post-colonial era.”