Rabat - The number of international tourists visiting Agadir in April reached 98,683 (21.70 percent) compared to 81,086 during the same period last year, according to Regional Tourism Council of Agadir Souss-Massa-Draa (CRT).
Rabat – The number of international tourists visiting Agadir in April reached 98,683 (21.70 percent) compared to 81,086 during the same period last year, according to Regional Tourism Council of Agadir Souss-Massa-Draa (CRT).
The same source explained that 301,171 tourists visited the city in the first four months of 2017, adding that the classified hotels registered a total of 62,570 ( 19,19 percent )overnight stays.
“The tourist destination of Agadir is on an upward trend because of the long-term measures undertaken by the Moroccan National Tourist Office (ONMT), the CRT of Agadir Souss Massa, tourism experts and the authorities of Agadir,” explaine thed CRT.
This increase was underpinned by the surge of French tourists visiting Morocco. About 40,180 French tourists have visited Agadir during the first four months of 2017. The city has also registered 27,441 visitors from England and 46,303 from Germany.
Despite the surge of foreign travelers, domestic tourists still top the list of Agadir’s visitors. According to the CRT, Morocco’s tourism domestic market ranked first with 99,030 visitors, having grown by 13.86 percent.
The French market continued to grow and ranked second with 21.6 percentand a volume of 49,180 tourists, the German market is ranked third with an increase of 63.5 percent.
The Ministry of Tourism, Air Transport, Handicraft and Social Economy said in a communiqué on May 3 that the total number of tourists who visited Morocco in March was 762,562, an increase of 3.7 percent compared to the same.