Rabat - Spending of Russian tourists in Morocco has hit just over MAD 28 million last year, according to the latest data disclosed by the Moroccan Observatory of Tourism.
Rabat – Spending of Russian tourists in Morocco has hit just over MAD 28 million last year, according to the latest data disclosed by the Moroccan Observatory of Tourism.
A report by the observatory said Russian tourists spent over MAD 1,203 every day during their visits to Morocco in 2015, a total of MAD 28.1 million in the whole year.
The report noted that 60 percent of Russian tourists who visited Morocco last year were accompanied with relatives, while 18 percent of them came in organized trips.
According to the same source, Russian tourists spent over 49 percent of their overnight stays in rated hotels, compared to 45 percent of night stays in Riads and rented apartments, across the country.
The report said 34 percent of Russian tourists visit museums and historical monuments during their stay in Morocco, while 23 percent of them prefer to spend their stays traveling across Moroccan cities.
The same source added that only 20 percent of them like to spend their holidays, sightseeing in Moroccan coastal cities.
Agadir remains Russian Tourists’ favorite destination in Morocco, the report said, noting that 72 percent of their night stays in Morocco were registered in Agadir.
Earlier in January, Director General of the Moroccan National Tourist Office (ONMT) Abderrafie Zouiten revealed that Morocco is seeking to attract over 200,000 Russian tourist a year, starting out from this year.
“Russia is a priority market for Moroccan Tourism. ONMT has devised an ambitious strategy to attract more Russian tourists in 2016,” he concluded.