Rabat - Royal Air Maroc (RAM) chief Driss Benhima forecasts a gloomy phase for Moroccan tourism industry this winter, according to news website Media24 on Tuesday.
Rabat – Royal Air Maroc (RAM) chief Driss Benhima forecasts a gloomy phase for Moroccan tourism industry this winter, according to news website Media24 on Tuesday.
The CEO of Morocco’s national carrier said that the tourism industry will be undergoing a difficult season with shrinking tourist numbers due to security threats in the region.
Benhima told the French-speaking website that the market gives no signs of recovery. “We do not see a return to normality and our projections warn us about the future,” he said.
He warned that Moroccan tourism, which has been struggling since the 2011 Marrakech bombing of the Argana Café in Jemaa el-Fnaa Square, should prepare itself for a new slowdown.
In July, tourism minister Lahcen Haddad said at the House of Representatives that the number of tourists travelling to Morocco has fallen in the wake of the terror attacks in Tunisia, saying that tourists tend to look at Arab countries as a whole and don’t make distinctions.
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