Tourism: 8.6 million visitors in Morocco since January 2013

03 December 2013
Last Updated on Monday, 30 June 2014 12:47 Published on 11 December 2013

Source : medias24

The first ten months of the year witnessed significant increases in terms of arrivals and overnight stays. Earnings are also improving but more limited with an increase of 1.5%.

The Office des changes welcomed the financial windfall generated by tourism that amounts to MAD 50 billion from January to October this year. The amount is reflecting an increase of 1.5% compared with the same period a year earlier.

For the month of October only, foreign exchange earnings show an amount of MAD 5.3 billion, being the same amount as October 2012. However, arrivals increased by 5% and overnight stays by 11%.

In general, from January to October, the cumulative growth in activity reaches 7%, which amounts to 8.6 million visitors. While 8 million tourists were reported at the same period last year.

In terms of overnight stays, an increase of 9% was recorded. Fez tops the list with an increase of 18%, followed by Casablanca with 10% and finally Tangier with 7%.

Regarding tourist markets, Italians continue to express interest for Morocco with an increase of 13%, followed by Germans with 11%, almost identical to that of the British (10%). For their part, French and Spanish tourists return to the country with a growth rate of 4%..

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