Moroccan tourism revenues increase by end of 2016

Published on : Tuesday, January 3, 2017

moroccan-tourismBy the end of November 2016, Moroccan tourism revenues reached MAD 59.4 billion, making Morocco “the top African country attracting tourists.” This was confirmed by Abderrafie Zouitene, Director of the Moroccan National Tourist Office (ONMT).

 

Zouitene said, “Before that Morocco received on average 800 to 1000 tourists per month, today it is at more than 6,000 a month. The Russian market has also progressed. In Agadir it reaches more than 300%.”

 

He said that since July 2016, the rates of increases have started becoming higher than that the first months of 2016 and this increase is due to Morocco’s policy of waiving its visa requirements for Chinese nationals entering Morocco beginning in June 2016.

 

ONMT is attempting to boost tourism industry in Morocco by making the country a preferred vacation destination for Chinese and Russian tourists. The UAE’s national airline, Etihad Airways will partner with the ONMT to attract 100,000 Chinese visitors by 2018. For reaching its target of attracting 800,000 Russian, Scandinavian, Turkish, German and Chinese tourists by 2020, the ONMT recently invited 41 Russian journalists to tour Marrakech, Ouarzazate and Agadir for exploring Morocco’s important landmarks.

Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 02 WTM London 2018
  • 03 imexamerica 2018
  • 03 ITB Asia 2018
  • 09 ttfotm 2018
  • 10 Astana leisure 2018
  • 11 lodgingconference 18
  • 11 ttgincontri 2018
  • 12 plannersxtraordinaire 2018
  • 13 aite 2018
  • 13 bitf 2018
  • 14 Global Wellness Summit 2018
  • 14 SATTE 2019
  • 14 traveltechme 2018
  • 18 hospitalityqatar 18
  • 18 Hotel Management Asia Summit 2018
  • 19 bricsaconsulting 2018
  • 20 CITE_TTW 2018
  • 20 sahicsouthamerica 2018
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com