Arab tourists to Morocco generate MD 3.2 billion ($355 million), i.e 17 percent of Morocco’s overall tourism revenues, said Monday regional director of Morocco’s national tourism office (ONMT), Taibi Khattab.
The Moroccan official told MAP there is a constant rise in the number of Arab tourists to Morocco.
According to Khattab, the Arab world is the second source of revenues after Europe. The Arab market, he added, posted an average growth rate of 2.16 % compared to 2.4% for Europe.
He said Casablanca is ranked first in terms of Arab tourists guest nights with 41%, followed by Agadir (30%), Rabat (10%), Marrakesh (8%) and Tangier (4%).
According to Khattab, Morocco attracts just 1.11% of Arab tourists at the world level, 1.6 % of Arab tourists visiting the Middle East and 11.36 % of Arab tourists visiting the African continent. (menareport.com)
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