A total of 3.4 million tourists visited Morocco between January and April 2018, up 12% compared to the same period a year earlier, according to the Tourism Observatory.
The number of foreign tourists increased by 19%, while the arrivals of Moroccans living abroad grew by 1%, said the Observatory in its statistics on Moroccan tourism for the month of April 2018.
This increase concerned the main tourist markets, in particular Italy (18%), Germany (+14%), France (11%), the United Kingdom and Holland (10% each), the Observatory noted.
Total overnight stays in classified tourist accommodation establishments increased by 10% during the first 4 months of 2018 (+13% for non-resident tourists and +4% for residents).
The two tourist destinations Marrakech and Agadir alone generated 61% of total overnight stays at the end of April, according to the Observatory.
Other cities also posted good performances, notably Fez, Tangier and Rabat with increases of 25%, 12% and 13%, respectively.