Mandy Sinclair in her Marrakech apartment. Photo credit: Heidi Roland Photography

Mandy Sinclair is a PR and travel consultant, writer, podcaster, and entrepreneur

As a public relations consultant, Mandy has helped small- and medium-sized enterprises increase awareness that directly impacts the bottom line. Her clients have appeared in the Guardian, Conde Nast Traveller, The New York Times, BBC, CNN, The Independent, Marie Claire Netherlands, The London Evening Standard, and Vogue Nederlands, and more.

Leading luxury travel agencies frequently call upon Mandy as an on-the-ground professional with in-depth knowledge of Morocco when creating bespoke itineraries. She also acts as a concierge for internationally based travel agents operating in Morocco.

Mandy writes about travel, lifestyle, and arts, with a particular focus on Morocco, where she has lived since 2011. Her writing appears in the Monocle guide to Marrakech, Lonely Planet, Brownbook, the Independent, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Evening Standard, Fodor’s, Contemporary&, and more.

Mandy is the founder of Tasting Marrakech, food and cultural tours in Marrakech. The business is currently closed given the global pandemic, but when the team returns to work, they will be adding Essaouira x Tasting Marrakech rural food experience to their tour options. The team takes a dinner/wander with friends approach to their daytime and evening tours.

In 2010, when Mandy made the decision to move to Morocco for a five-month stint to learn French, she started a blog called Why Morocco. In 2018, she turned her blog in to Morocco’s first travel podcast – Why Morocco, conversations with the inspiring and creative personalities met while living in Morocco. Past guests on the podcast include: artist Christo, photographer Hassan Hajjaj, interior designer Willem Smit, Moroccan-Canadian architect Aziza Chaouni, 1:54 Contemporary Africa Art Fair founder Touria el Glaoui, and author and journalist Richard Hamilton. The podcast aims to leave listeners inspired to plan a trip to the kingdom of Morocco, and anecdotal feedback confirms that she has been successful!

Prior to moving to Morocco, Mandy worked at Carleton University initially as a communications officer to the Dean of Science and then the Associate Vice-President (Student Support Services). She oversaw communications to over 24,000 undergraduate students, led promotional video projects, revamped many websites, contributed to national advertising campaigns, and launched award-winning campaigns.

Mandy lives between Marrakech, Morocco and Ontario, Canada.