Morocco’s tourism traffic down three percent in 2003
Morocco received approximately 3.23 million tourists in the first ten months of 2003, a three percent drop compared to the same period last year, according to official figures cited by MAP.
The cities of Agadir and Tangiers were the only destinations that recorded positive results from January to October, posting three percent and seven percent visitor increases, respectively. The city of Ouarzazate recorded an 11 percent drop in tourist arrivals, Fez witnessed a nine percent drop, Rabat and Casablanca posted a seven percent drop.
In a bid to attract 10 million tourists annually to Morocco by 2010, the government launched a media campaign in 2002 geared toward local and foreign companies, promoting a new initiative for the construction of six new seaside resorts along the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coasts. — (menareport.com)
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