Rabat - Morocco welcomed 10.3 million tourists in 2014, a gain of 2.4 percent compared to 2013, according to the Moroccan National Tourism Office.
Rabat – Morocco welcomed 10.3 million tourists in 2014, a gain of 2.4 percent compared to 2013, according to the Moroccan National Tourism Office.
On Monday, the Moroccan National Tourism Office released statistics on the performance of tourism industry in 2014. According to the statistics, revenues reached 59.3 billion dirhams.
The office said the rate of tourists’ arrivals from Bologna, UK and Scandinavian countries grew in 2014, while number of holidaymakers from France decreased.
On Tuesday, Moroccan Tourism Minister Lahcen Haddad said the terroristic attack on Tunisia’s Sousse has had no direct impact on the cancellation of tourists booking to Morocco. He expected 2 million tourists to visit Morocco this summer.
Moroccan Minister of Tourism has organized several activities over the past two years as part of the effort to promote tourism in Morocco, including trips for travel agents and media workshops.
The ministry also organized 17 trips for 140 journalists from countries that sent the highest numbers of tourists to the country.
Tourism is the second largest economic sector in Morocco. It accounts for around 8 percent of GDP, employing some 500,000 people, and the government hopes to see the number of visitors rise to 20 million by 2022.
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