Tourist Arrivals in Morocco Rose by 4.1% in March 2019

Jemaa El Fnaa square in Marrakech

Rabat – According to the Moroccan Tourism Observatory’s latest figures, the number of tourists that visited Morocco during the period between January and March 2019 rose by 4.1 percent, totalling 2.506 million tourists.

The number of Moroccan expatriates that visited Morocco also increased by more than 5%, whereas the number of foreign tourists rose by 4%, reported Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).

According to the same source, the number of overnight stays in recognized hotels witnessed an increase of 4%, with Agadir and Marrakech being the two main tourist destinations that “generated 59% of hotel nights.”

Tourist arrivals in Agadir and Marrakech rose by 4% and 8%, respectively, according to Morocco’s Tourism Observatory.

The observatory also indicated that Tangier demonstrated “a good performance with over 9%” of increase. Meanwhile, the observatory noted, cities like Casablanca, Rabat, and Fez experienced a state of “stagnation,” with Casablanca showing a decrease of 3% in tourist attraction.

The top states that witnessed a notable rise in foreign tourist arrivals are mainly France (+ 10%), Italy and Holland (+ 8%), Germany, Belgium and the United Kingdom (+ 3%), and Spain (+ 1%),” according to Maghreb Arabe Press (MAP).

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