Rabat - Sixty-eight percent of Moroccans will go on holiday in 2017, a 4 percent drop from last year, according a study by Wafasalaf Observatory.
Rabat – Sixty-eight percent of Moroccans will go on holiday in 2017, a 4 percent drop from last year, according a study by Wafasalaf Observatory.
The subsidiary group of Attijariwafa Bank presented the results at a ceremony in Casablanca on July 12. Survey firm LMS-CSA partnered the survey that asked the past and future travel plans of 1,212 people, most of whom had a minimum income of MAD 2,500.
“In 2016, there was already a decline of needs to travel,” stated LMS-CSA director Abdenbi Louitri, who continued that according to the study’s results “this trend will continue in 2017.”
Louitri added that this trend was “linked to the budget allocated to holidays by households over two years.”
Conducted between January 24 and February 14, 2017, the survey revealed that households took on average 1.8 trips per year, with the average trip lasting 12 days. Half of these trips were taken in summer, with August as the most popular month.
Eighty-eight percent spend their holidays in Morocco, and 47 percent of the total people surveyed intend to stay at the homes of friends or family this year. Twenty-seven percent will rent a house or flat, while 11 percent will stay in hotels with three or more stars.
Spain was the most popular foreign destination, receiving 32 percent of Moroccans who went abroad. Twenty-eight percent went to France, 18 percent to Saudi Arabia, and 12 percent to Turkey.