Morocco targets 10 million tourists for 2010
The Moroccan treasury ministry, which is in charge of running the tourism sector in Morocco following the cancellation of the tourism ministry, has recently adopted an emergency scheme to activate the local tourism sector.
According to Al-Mada magazine, the new plan aims to enlarge the occupancy of the local hotels to 160,000 beds. It also targets 10 million tourists per annum by 2010. This will boost the tourism revenues to 78 billion Moroccan dinars ($7.5 billion) in that year.
The Moroccan treasury minister stated that his country is in need of $4 billion worth of foreign investments. This investments level will contribute to creating 600,000 new jobs. In addition, these investments will raise the tourism sector’s contribution to the country’s GDP from 7.8 percent to 12 percent. — (Albawaba-MEBG)