Rabat - The number of tourist arrivals and overnight stays in Agadir has increased by 13.49 percent during the first seven months of 2017, reports Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).
Rabat – The number of tourist arrivals and overnight stays in Agadir has increased by 13.49 percent during the first seven months of 2017, reports Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).
The Regional Tourism Council (CRT) of Agadir Souss-Massa-Daraa stated that 536,875 tourists visited the city in the first seven months of 2017, compared to 473,043 arrivals during the same period in 2016.
The council added that the city’s classified hotels registered a total of 2,523,556 overnight stays during the first seven months against 2,193,893 overnight stays during the same period of the past year.
Despite a 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 188.549 arrivals, representing an increase of 8.24 percent.
French tourists rank second with 81,290 arrivals (18.44 percent), followed by German arrivals with 72,875 tourists.
“The increase was achieved through the combined efforts of the CRT, the Moroccan Tourism Office (ONMT), tourism experts and the authorities of Agadir,” explained CRT.
In July, Agadir’s classified hotels registered an increase of arrivals by 1.64 percent, while a 5.24 percent increase was recorded in terms of overnights stays.