The Ministry of Culture stated that the number of visitors to Morocco’s heritage sites rose by 26 percent, accounting of more than one million visitors.
Rabat – The first three months of 2019 witnessed a significant rise in the number of visitors to Morocco’s various heritage sites.
According to a statement from the Department of Culture at the Ministry of Culture and Communication, between January and April the number of visitors stood at 1,022,487, which accounted for 26%, compared to the number seen last year.
The statement also added that among the heritage sites visited most in this period are the Bahia Palace, which drew over 410,141 visitors, the archaeological site of Volubilis with 131,640, and the Chellah necropolis in Rabat with a total of 43,430.
Though they did not reveal the exact number of revenues generated, they stated that there had been a gained increase in revenues “thanks to the rigorous implementation of the principles of good governance in cultural matters.”
As part of the efforts to boost the country’s economic growth, the ministry is concentrating investment in the tourism industry, a sector that yields substantial profit for Morocco, by equipping these heritage sites with the necessary infrastructure “to turn them into hubs of cultural tourist attraction.
Morocco aims to reach a MAD 140 billion annual revenue by 2020.