The rich cultural heritage of Tangier and southern Spain has caused regional port authorities to invest in cruise tourism.
Rabat – Tangier’s cruise tourism development strategy has yielded positive results, with a 14.3% increase in cruise ship stopovers at the city’s port between 2018 and 2019. The Tangier City Port Management Company (SGPTV) predicts a 16% increase in 2020.
The strategy aims to present Tangier, Morocco as a flagship destination for cruise tourism on an international scale.
Since undertaking the strategy, the Tangier City Port has improved its reputation among shipowners who note the Moroccan port’s excellent hospitality and service during stopovers, according to SGPTV.
The Tangier City Port is committed to the cruise industry, the source added. The port shows its commitment through membership to the two main cruise ship associations, CLIA and MedCruise.
Cruise tourism is a consistently growing industry, with more than 30 million travelers selecting this vacation package in 2019.
The port authorities of Tangier, Morocco; Malaga, Spain; and Tenerife in the Canary Islands are set to sign an agreement today, December 2, that aims to develop cruise tourism in the region. The three port cities will work together to promote new cruise routes in the region and increase stopovers in their respective ports.
SGTPV added that the positive socio-economic impact that cruise tourism could bring to the Tangier and southern Spain regions is a driving force behind the commercial partnership.