Morocco: Tourist arrivals on rise
Tourist arrivals in Morocco for the first ten months of 2005 amounted to 5,052,833, i.e. a 5% increase compared to the same period of 2004, according to the Tourism Ministry figures, cited by MAP.
The statistics include 2,573,552 foreigners, while Moroccan expatriates compose the rest of the arrivals. French tourists rank first with 1,157,960 arrivals and a 16% rise in comparison to last year, indicated the figures. The other nationalities included Spain (292,084), Great Britain (157,612), Germany (120,467, the only nationality to register a decrease - 2%), Belgium (108,239, i.e. 19% increase) and Italy (100,422).