Morocco welcomed above 10 million visitors in 2014

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Morocco received 10.3 million tourists in 2014, an increase of 2.4% compared to 2013, the Moroccan National Tourism Office stated in a report.

Morocco welcomed above 10 million visitors in 2014

Morocco welcomed above 10 million visitors in 2014

The Moroccan National Tourism Office published the data on the accomplishment of tourism sector in 2014.  Information revealed that profits arrived at 59.3 billion dirhams.

The office disclosed that the percentage of tourists’ arrivals from UK, Bologna and Scandinavian countries amplified in 2014, whereas number of holidaymakers from France reduced.

The Moroccan Tourism Minister Lahcen Haddad claimed that the terroristic attack on Tunisia’s Sousse has had no blunt influence on the termination of tourists booking to Morocco.  He anticipated that 2 million tourists to stay in Morocco this summer.

The Moroccan Minister of Tourism has managed numerous activities on the past two years as part of the endeavor to encourage and advance tourism in Morocco, as well as journeys for travel agents and media workshops.

The ministry also arranged 17 journeys for 140 journalists from nations that sent the highest figures of tourists to the country.

Tourism is the second largest economic industry in Morocco. It reports for approximately 8% of GDP, employing some 500,000 individuals, and the government desires to witness the figure of visitors increase to 20 million by 2022.

Mohamed Dekkak

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