“We see that Kazakh tourists are eager to see new countries and to discover new cultures.”
Rabat – Morocco sees the potential for cooperation in the Kazakh tourism market, said the country’s first Ambassador to Kazakhstan Abdeljalil Saubry at the December 5 inaugural Moroccan Tourism Day in the capital َAstana.
“The number of companies presented and their reputations demonstrate a great interest in Morocco today. It demonstrates great potential and opportunities that we have and we will develop further,” he said.
“We see that Kazakh tourists are eager to see new countries and to discover new cultures. This inspires us to promote the tourism sector and improve the service,” he added.
Moroccan National Tourist Office for Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States Director Samir Soussi noted that holding the tourism day event was a push for large-scale tourism promotion.
“The Kazakh market is one of the priorities for us. We do not have a large flow of Kazakh tourists, but we see how they enjoy staying in Morocco. We have a tourism development project in Kazakhstan and we are going to strengthen our presence,” he said.
One study shows that Kazakh outbound tourism increased by 63% in 2017 against 49% in 2016.
Morocco mostly imports cereals, cotton, and gas from Kazakhstan, while exporting citrus fruits and seafood. Morocco established its first embassy in Kazakhstan at the end of 2016, almost 25 years after diplomatic relations were first established.