Moroccan honour for travel chief

Businessman Jim Furlong has been awarded one of Morocco’s most prestigious awards for his services to the north African country’s tourist business.

4th February, 2006

Businessman Jim Furlong has been awarded one of Morocco’s most prestigious awards for his services to the north African country’s tourist business.

He is the first Irish person to ever receive the award of Alawite Officer Wissam.

Furlong, who is chairman of Sunway Travel, the Dublin tour operator and travel agent, received the distinction at a ceremony in the Moroccan embassy in London from the ambassador Mohammed Belmahi.

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