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Tuesday 12 March 2019

Morocco's Tourist Arrivals Up 8.3% in 2018

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Morocco's Tourist Arrivals Up 8.3% in 2018

A total of 12.3 million tourists visited Morocco last year, up 8.3% compared to 2017 (+14% for foreign tourists and +2% for Moroccans residing abroad), according to the Tourism observatory.

The top source markets showed an increase in terms of arrivals in 2018, in particular Italy and Germany (+15% and +10% respectively), followed by France and Spain (+8% and +6% respectively), the observatory points out in a note on tourism statistics in Morocco.

The same source also reports a rise in total overnight stays in tourist accommodation establishments of 8.4% over the past year (+12% for non-resident tourists and +1% for residents), indicates the observatory, adding that the two main tourist destinations, Marrakech and Agadir alone accounted for 60% of total overnight stays at the end of December 2018.

The two cities posted increases of 10% and 8% respectively, while the other destinations achieved good performances, in particular Fez (+16%), Rabat (+10%) and Tangier (+9%).

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