Tourist Arrivals in Morocco up 6% Late April

Nearly 3.6 million tourists visited Morocco between January and April 2019, that is an increase of 6% compared to the same period a year earlier (+5.3% for foreign tourists and +7.8% for Moroccan expatriates), said the Tourism Observatory. The main tourism markets witnessed an increase in arrivals during this period, particularly the Unites States (+ 14%), Italy (+ 13%), France (+ 9%), Spain (+ 9%), Germany (+ 8%), the Netherlands (+ 7%), Belgium (+ 5%) and the United Kingdom (+ 4%), the Observatory pointed out in its latest note on tourism statistics in Morocco.

The nights spent in classified hotels posted a rise of 6% at the end of April, said the same source, noting that the two tourist destinations of Marrakech and Agadir generated 58% of hotel nights. These two destinations posted increases of 7%, said the Observatory, noting that Tangier also posted a good performance with + 10%.

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