Morocco’s tourism sector’s capacity is affirmative to adapt to varying markets and considered to a lesser extent as the barometer of good health, according to the Tourism Minister.
According to the latest analysis of International Tourism Observatory of the World Tourism Organization, the performance of Morocco as a tourist destination was the main factor of the consolidated growth in North Africa which posted a 5% increase that affected other destinations, including Tunisia and Egypt.
In late 2013, the tourism sector has recorded an overall increase of 8% in arrivals compared to 2010, by this means overtaking the symbolic threshold of 10 million annual tourists. The level of performance was also sustained for the first seven months of the year 2014 as arrivals grew by 8% by the end of July compared to the same period in 2013.
The classified tourist accommodation establishments posted an increase in the total number of night stays of 5% in the first seven months of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013. Earnings generated from tourism foreign exchange also went along with the positive drift with almost 58 billion dirham at the end of 2013 which accounts to an increase of 2% compared to 2010.
The Tourism Minister also pointed out that the upcoming Tourism Conference to be held on September 29 in Rabat will talk about the materialization of tourist areas as described by the Vision 2020 and the concerns of financial support and ventures in tourism in an economic and political background that has seen several developments.