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Tuesday 10 July 2018

Tourism Observatory :Tourist Arrivals in Morocco Up 9% in May

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Tourism Observatory :Tourist Arrivals in Morocco Up 9% in May

A total of 4.1 million tourists visited Morocco between January and May 2018, up 9% compared to the same period a year earlier, the Tourism Observatory said.

The number of foreign tourists increased by 15%, while the arrivals of Moroccans living abroad fell by 1%, the Observatory added in its statistics for the month of May 2018.

The increase was recorded in the main tourist markets, in particular Italy (+ 16%), Germany (+ 12%), France (+ 8%), the Netherlands (+ 8%), the United Kingdom (+ 7%) and Spain (+ 4%), the source noted.

Total overnight stays in tourist accommodation establishments increased by 7% during the first five months of 2018 (+ 11% for non-resident tourists and - 2% for residents).

The two tourist destinations of Marrakech and Agadir generated 60% of total overnight stays at the end of May, according to the Observatory.

Other cities also posted good performances, notably Fez, Rabat and Tangier with increases of 17%, 8% and 7%, respectively.

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