Morocco: Tourist arrivals up 14%

The number of tourists who visited Morocco in the first two months of the year increased 14% compared to the same period last year, said Tourism Ministry in a statement.

The number of tourists visiting Morocco thus increased to one million in the year to February, according to the ministry’s statement.

It added that French tourists topped the list (386,000), followed by Spaniards (227,000) and Brits with (57,000).

For their part, tourism receipts rose to MAD 6.52 billion (about USD 778.5 million) in the same period, registering an increase of 10.5% compared to the same period last year.

The tourist sector was one of the sectors that were affected by the international financial crisis.

Source: moroccobusinessnews.com

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