The National Tourism Office shared the statistics at the 40th annual World Travel Market in London.
ONMT shared the statistics about British arrivals at the 40th annual of the World Travel Market in London, from November 4 to 6.
The office recorded an increase of 9% in arrivals of British tourists at the end of August compared to the same period in 2018.
The statement added that Britons prefer to visit Morocco in Spring and Autumn seasons.
The year 2018 also marked an increase of 4% in arrivals of British tourists compared to 2017.
The office listed British tourists as second in 2018 in terms of overnight stays, spending more than 2 million nights in Morocco.
The UK comes behind French tourists with 4.6 million overnight stays. Germans spent 1.8 million nights on holiday, placing them third. Finally, Spain tourists were fourth with 0.8 million nights.
At the end of August 2019, numbers of overnight stays grew by 13% compared to the same period in 2018.
Flights connecting between the UK and Morocco also increased from 55 flights per week in 2012 to 95 flights per week on average in 2019.
“The British top destinations in 2018 remain the classic destinations despite a decline registered in the number of visitors for those including Spain, France, or Germany,” said the office
Maghreb Arab Press cited recent report from Association of British Travel Agents, stipulating that British people still prefer holidays abroad despite political crises.
The ONMT concluded that the UK market remains a priority for Morocco.
Recently, British ambassador to Morocco Thomas Reilly spoke to Morocco World News about the importance of UK-Morocco diplomatic relations.
Rielly also commented on the signature of the post-Brexit Association Agreement between Rabat and London.
The deal signed on October 26 seeks to emphasize that relations between the two countries will not be impacted by Brexit.
“It means that after Brexit, once the UK is effectively no longer an EU member, commercial ties will continue between our two countries. This is very important for us because the UK imports a host of agriculture products from Morocco and we export many things, especially services, to this country,” Reilly told MWN.