Overnight stays in the city of Fez exceeded the threshold of one million, reaching 1.76 million in 2018.
Rabat – The region of Fez-Meknes is set to strengthen its tourist accommodation capacity upon the completion of a total of 44 tourist accommodation unit projects with a total investment of MAD 1.41 billion.
Some of the projects are still under study while others are in the construction phase, according to the regional tourism delegation.
With an additional capacity of 2,700 beds, the projects are set to strengthen the hotel infrastructure of the Fez-Meknes region. There are currently 382 classified tourist accommodation establishments, of all categories.
The capacity of existing units stands at more than 19,000 beds spread over the nine prefectures and provinces in the region, said the same source.
Meanwhile, a total of 79 tourist accommodation establishments are already in the construction phase, with a global investment of MAD 2 billion. The new projects will enable the region to strengthen its tourist accommodation capacity with the creation of 5,311 additional beds.
During the first nine months of 2019, ten units of 148 beds capacity opened their doors in the region, for a total investment of MAD 28.7 Million.
By exceeding the threshold of one million overnight stays (1.76 million) at the end of 2018, the city of Fez, the capital of the region, continues to play the role of “locomotive” of regional tourism, due to the diversity of its heritage, human and natural potential.
Professionals are aiming to boost tourism in the region by improving tourist services, exploring emerging markets with untapped potential, and diversifying the tourism offer, by establishing new routes open to other cities in the region; Ifrane, Meknes, Taza, Taounate, and Immouzer Kander.