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More than 11 million tourists have visited Morocco in 2017

More than 11 million tourists have visited Morocco in 2017

Morocco surpassed 11 million visitors in 2017, thanks in particular to the strengthening of air links, after several years of near-stagnation of this key sector of the Moroccan economy.

The bar of 22 million overnight stays was also exceeded and generated revenues in the currency of 68 billion dirhams (6.1 million euros), against 64.2 billion last year. French tourists come at the top of the list of foreign visitors, with more than a third of arrivals, followed by Spanish and Germans.

The cities of Marrakech, Agadir, and Casablanca arrive at the top of the most visited cities. Marrakech ended the year on record performances, exceeding two million visitors. This improvement is attributed to the launch of new air links, to the excellent quality-price ratio of Marrakech hotels and to the opening of new cultural projects such as the Yves Saint Laurent Museum. Tourism is a key sector of the Moroccan economy, which accounts for 10% of the national wealth.


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