Rabat - Moroccan-Indian relations are getting stronger, as Morocco prepares to implement several measures to welcome more Indian tourists in 2019.
Rabat – Moroccan-Indian relations are getting stronger, as Morocco prepares to implement several measures to welcome more Indian tourists in 2019.
After welcoming 21,850 Indian visitors in 2017, the North African country aims to double the number of Indian tourists in 2019, stated the Moroccan Ambassador in India, Mohamed Malki, on Monday, according to Maghreb Arab Press.
To encourage Indian citizens to visit Morocco, Malki wants to put together a strategic plan that includes facilitating the process of obtaining visas to Morocco.
In an interview with the Press Trust of India, Malki said that within a period of two to three months, a representative body from the Moroccan National Tourist Office (ONMT) will open in New Delhi in order to promote Morocco’s high potential on the Indian market.
“The opening of a representative body of the ONMT will allow us to plan strategic promotion programs in order to benefit from the Indian market, which offers great opportunities,” said Mohamed Malki.
To formalize his plan of welcoming more Indian tourists, the ambassador held a meeting with thirty travel agencies specializing in event tourism in the economic capital, Mumbai, with several Indian media representatives present.
The event, organized in collaboration with the world’s oldest travel agency “Cox and Kings Global Services,” allowed the Moroccan diplomat to review the kingdom’s major tourist attractions and historical monuments.
Last month, Morocco and India signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in New Delhi, with aims of strengthening cooperation between the two countries in the fields of mining and geology.
Moroccan-Indian relations strengthened after King Mohammed VI’s historic visit to New Delhi in October 2015, as part of the India-Africa Forum Summit.