Published on : Friday, January 6, 2017
According to French-speaking Belgian Radio and Television (RTBF), Morocco is the most popular tourist destination in Africa. In last November, Morocco bagged $5.8 billion in tourism dollars, making it the most visited country in Africa. Marrakech, one of the most popular cities in Morocco, had been designated by CNN as one of the cities offering the best “street food” in the world in 2016.
National Geographic has ranked Morocco 7th on their list of must-see countries for 2017. TripAdvisor has placed Morocco in the 3rd place. To quote Abderrafie Zouitene, Director General of the Moroccan National Tourism Office, “Before, Morocco received on average 800 to 1,000 tourists per month from China, today they are more than 6,000 a month.” Revenue from the tourism sector in Morocco is the highest in Africa this year, which is mainly due to attractiveness of the Kingdom, made possible due to its much-admired political stability. Credit for Morocco’s dramatic jump in the tourism rankings should be given partially to its position as number one African nation in new hotel construction with 52 projects in the pipeline.