Morocco’s Tourist Arrivals up 9% up to May

The number of tourists visiting Morocco between January and May increased 9% to 4.1 million compared with the same period last year.

International tourist arrivals rose 15% while Moroccans living abroad visiting their homeland dropped 1%, the tourism ministry said in its latest statistics.

Arrivals from main tourist emitting markets showed a 16% increase in Italian tourists, while the numbers of German grew by 12%.

French and Dutch arrivals were up 8% while UK and Spanish tourists increased 7% and 4% respectively.

Marrakech and Agadir, Morocco’s tourist hubs, took 60% of overall nights.

The sector generated revenues totaling 27.1 billion dirhams during the same period, compared to 23.6 billion dirhams year-on-year, that is a rise of 14.8%.

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