Rabat - Morocco's vital tourism sector appears to be affected by the terrorist attacks that hit several parts of France earlier this month.
Rabat – Morocco’s vital tourism sector appears to be affected by the terrorist attacks that hit several parts of France earlier this month.
According to sources quoted by news website Media24, more holidays are being cancelled and French bookings are becoming increasingly rare.
The same source said that the number of French tourists traveling to Morocco has registered between 30% to 40% decline on January. Last week was marked by a near total freeze of the volume of bookings by French tourists, it added.
The downward trend in French bookings and departures to Morocco, which started in September 2014, has apparently intensified in the wake of the terrorist attacks in France that claimed the lives of 17 people.
The terrorist threats from the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) seem to have also contributed in the decline of the numbers of French tourists travelling to Morocco.