Tourism in Morocco

  • UNWTO: International tourism – strongest half-year results since 2010

    AFGHANISTAN, 2017/09/09 Destinations worldwide welcomed 598 million international tourists in the initial six months of 2017, some 36 million additional than in the same period of 2016. At 6%, increase was well above the trend of recent years, making the current January-June period the strongest half-year since 2010. Visitor numbers reported by destinations around the world reflect strong request for international travel in the initial half of 2017, according to the new UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Worldwide, international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) increased by 6% compared to the same six-month period last year, well above the sustained and consistent trend of 4% or higher increase since 2010. This represents the strongest half-year in seven years.
  • International Arrivals To Africa Reach More Than 18 Million In 2017

    BOTSWANA, 2017/09/09 Market Research Company Euromonitor International revealed before this week the key trends shaping travel and tourism in Africa at the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda. According to Euromonitor International’s new data, international arrivals to Africa grew by 6.5 % in 2017, to reach 18,550 million, up from 16,351 million in 2012. Key markets such as South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Mozambique, Cameroon, Mauritius and Tanzania accounted for 70 % of international trips to the Sub-Saharan African region.
  • Morocco Bids to Replace Turkey, Egypt as Russian Tourist Destination

    EGYPT, 2016/04/03 The North African kingdom wants to quintuple the number of Russian tourists within three years. 31 March 2016 Additional nations are seeking to exploit Egypt’s and Turkey’s tourism woes by making inroads into the Russian sun-and-sand package tour business. Morocco has joined the race, revealing plans to attract far larger numbers of Russian tourists, Moroccan Minister of Tourism Lahcen Haddad says. “Russia offers us a large opportunity. We want to increase the number of arrivals from Russia by 400 %, from 40,000 per year to 200,000 per year, over three years,” Haddad says as reported by Bloomberg.
  • Morocco wants more Russian tourists

    CASABLANCA, 2016/04/03 The Ministry of Tourism of Morocco is planning to attract additional travelers from Russia, China and West Africa next a significant decline in tourism from Europe. The opening up of new air routes is underway, according to the minister Lahcen Haddad. “We want to increase the number of arrivals from Russia from 40,000 to 200,000 per year over three years,” said Haddad, pointing out that Russia offered Morocco large opportunities. Tourism from Europe has declined significantly in recent years due to the turmoil in traditional holiday destinations in the Middle East. Instability in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia since the Arab Spring inclunding recent terrorist attacks in Turkey are keeping European travelers away.
  • Discovering Tetouan and its region

    MOROCCO, 2015/09/28 Entirely renovated recently, Sofitel Tamuda Bay offers an oasis of calm and voluptuousness on one of the majority beautiful bays of the Mediterranean.
  • Morocco Becomes Algerians’ Third Tourist Destination

    ALGIERS, 2014/08/18 Despite the growing tension between Morocco and Algeria, Algerians consider their neighbor part the top 5 of their favorite destinations. According to the Algerian daily L’Expression, Morocco remains the third favorite destination for Algerians. Speaking to L’Expression, Amine, a manager of a travel agency in Algiers Centre, said that “the top destinations are Turkey, Tunisia, Spain and Morocco.”
  • Morocco expects European holidaymakers to lead an 8 % rise in tourist arrivals in 2014

    MOROCCO, 2014/02/14 Morocco expects European holidaymakers to lead an 8 % rise in tourist arrivals in 2014, as it looks to China and Turkey to help drive further increase in the second-biggest sector of its economy. “We expect tourism receipts to increase by 4 %,” Tourism Minister Lahcen Haddad said in a telephone interview from his office in Rabat. “We will provide incentives to local hoteliers to help them resist wild price cuts they had imposed on them because of the economic crisis in the euro zone.” To guarantee next increase of an industry that plays a key role in shoring up national gain, Morocco plans to establish direct flights with China in 2015, Haddad said. Boosting arrivals from Turkey and Brazil is as well on its radar, he said.
  • Morocco's tourism minister expand its markets for visitors.

    CASABLANCA, 2013/05/26 Additional than half of Morocco's 9 million annual arrivals come from just two nations, Spain and France, but both have suffered economic crises and there have been drops in the number of people coming from those nations. Lahcen Haddan told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday that Morocco is hoping to attract additional visitors from Britain, Germany, and Saudi Arabia.
  • Hotel investors make a beeline for Africa

    EGYPT, 2013/03/28 Additional than 40,000 new rooms across 207 hotels are currently being built by African hotel developers, according to estimates by a hospitality consultancy. And while much of the hospitality development in Africa was formerly concentrated in the five North African nations of Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya, the tide has turned and a lot of of the new projects are presently focused on Sub-Saharan Africa, according to W Hospitality Group, based in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • The Snow Is Good in Morocco's Atlas Mountains

    MOROCCO, 2012/12/27 With ski season just around the corner, consider heading to of these unusual ski spots this year. Forget the crowds in the French Alps or Aspen and try the slopes of Morocco or Dubai. Morocco is normally associated with spice markets and camel-back desert tours, but those looking for some unusual slopes can chief 80 kilometers south from Marrakesh to the Oukaimeden Ski Resort, located in the Atlas Mountains at 3,000 meters altitude, making it the highest ski resort in Africa.