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Tuesday 5 November 2019

British Market is Strategic for Morocco and Post-Brexit Should Not Disrupt Tourist Inflow, ONMT Delegate

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British Market is Strategic for Morocco and Post-Brexit Should Not Disrupt Tourist Inflow, ONMT Delegate

The British tourism market is strategic for Morocco and the post-Brexit should not disrupt tourist inflow towards the Kingdom, said, on Monday in London, delegate of the Moroccan Tourism Office (ONMT) for the United Kingdom and Ireland Jamal Kilito.

In a statement to MAP at the opening of the 40th World Travel Market (WTM), Kilito stressed that the British market is extremely important for Morocco, given that tourist departures from the United Kingdom represent 70 million people each year.

It is a strategic market for Morocco, being the 4th largest market of tourists for the Kingdom, and the 2nd market in terms of overnight stays, said the official.

"We receive nearly 700,000 British tourists each year who spend 2 million overnight stays in Morocco. This is the second largest foreign market after France in terms of overnight stays," he said, noting that Morocco aims to exceed this figure and make some progress in other tourist destinations such as Fez, Tangier and Essaouira.

The Moroccan Tourism Office inaugurated, Monday at the 40th World Travel Market in London, a new stand concept that will be adopted in all international tourism fairs for the season 2019-2020.

MAP 04 November 2019