Madrid - Tourism Minister Lahcen Haddad said Morocco aspires to attract three million Spanish tourists as part of its 2020 tourism development goal.
Madrid – Tourism Minister Lahcen Haddad said Morocco aspires to attract three million Spanish tourists as part of its 2020 tourism development goal.
In an interview with Europapress news agency, Haddad highlighted the importance of the Spanish market for Morocco’s tourist industry saying that Morocco plans to attract 18 million tourists by 2020.
The Minister, who is leading a Moroccan delegation to Madrid’s International tourism exhibition (FITUR 2015), said that the recovery of the Spanish economy will be conducive for Morocco’s plan to attract more Spanish tourists given the geographic proximity between the two countries and the diversity of the Moroccan offer.
The direct air flights linking Moroccan and Spanish airport is also contributing to achieving such a gial, he said, noting that new air routes will be opened.
Touching on Morocco’s tourism development strategy for 2020, he said that the number of bed will be doubled from 200,000 currently to 400,000 beds.
Highlighting the peace and stability enjoyed in Morocco, the Minister said that Morocco have welcomed 1.9 million Spanish tourists by November 2014, that is a 2% increase compared to 2013.