A complete of eight.85 million vacationers visited Morocco between January and September 2017, up eight.9 p.c in comparison with the identical interval a 12 months earlier, in response to the statistics launched by Tourism Ministry on Friday.
Worldwide vacationer arrivals jumped up 13.2 p.c, whereas Moroccans residing overseas visiting their homeland rose 5.2 p.c, the ministry identified.
Arrivals from the standard European markets confirmed a rise of 13 p.c in German vacationers, and for rising markets for Morocco, a 242-percent enhance of Chinese language vacationers.
Morocco’s foremost vacationer locations, Marrakesh and Agadir attracted 60 p.c of total vacationers visiting the North African kingdom, up by 18 p.c and 12 p.c, respectively. Fez and Tangier confirmed the best enhance in vacationer arrivals with a development of 35 and 25, respectively.
By September 2017, tourism revenues reached almost 5.four billion U.S. , a four.6-percent enhance 12 months on 12 months, the ministry stated.
A complete of 10.three million vacationers visited Morocco in 2016, up 1.5 p.c from 2015. Morocco expects vacationer arrivals to develop 6 p.c in 2017.