The number of tourists visiting Agadir exceeded one million in 2018, up 13 percent from the previous year.
Rabat – Over one million tourists visited the port city of Agadir last year, according to a report by Regional Council of Tourism (CRT) of Agadir Souss Massa, Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) reported Monday.
Agadir received 1,038,769 tourists in the first 11 months of 2018, up 13 percent from the same period the previous year.
According to CRT statistics, domestic tourists made up the largest group with 356,620, compared to 339,853 in 2017 (up 5 percent).
Agadir attracted more French tourists in 2018 with an increase of 11 percent from 2017, moving up from 133,058 to 165,138.
Over 120,000 German tourists visited Agadir with an increase of 5 percent during the same period. British tourists flocking to the city increased by 18 percent, reaching 95,348.
CRT statistics showed that tourists who visited Agadir last year preferred 4-star hotels, frequented by 232,591 visitors, followed by holiday centers (211,544), and 5-star hotels (183,969).
The average occupancy rate reached 55 percent in the first 11 months of 2018.
Essaouira also received 15 percent more tourists in the first 10 months of 2018 than in the same period in 2017.tourism
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