Morocco: Tourist Arrivals at 8 million up to August

Morocco: Tourist Arrivals at 8 million up to August

Tourist arrivals in Morocco up to August 2017 have grown 10.4% compared to the same period last year to stand at 8 million tourists, the tourism ministry said.

International tourist arrivals rose 13.1% while Moroccans living abroad visiting their homeland jumped 8.1%, the Ministry said in its latest statistics covering the January-August 2017 period.

Arrivals from main tourist emitting markets showed a 14% increase in German tourists, while the numbers of Dutch, Spanish, French and Belgian tourists grew 10%, 10%, 8% and 8% respectively, the ministry added.

As for emerging markets, the ministry noted a 315% increase in Chinese tourists. Following the same positive trend, Japanese, South Korean, US and Brazilian tourists arrivals posted a growth rate of 43%, 41%, 32% and 52% respectively.

The main tourist hubs, Marrakech and Agadir received 60% of overall tourists visiting the kingdom, posting a growth rate of +18% and +12% respectively.

By August 2017, Tourism revenues stand at 46.8 billion dirhams, against 44.5 billion dirhams the same period last year, that is a 5% increase, the same source said.


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