Morocco receives seven million tourists in seven months
A total of 7 million tourists visited Morocco in the first seven months of 2018, up 7 percent year on year, according to statistics released by the Moroccan Tourism Ministry on Thursday.
The number of foreign tourists jumped by 15 percent, while the arrivals of Moroccans living abroad rose 1 percent between January and July, the statistics showed.
The growth was mainly driven by the continuous increase of visits from traditional European markets.
The statistics showed an increase of 14 percent in Italian tourist arrivals, 9 percent in German tourists, 6 percent in French visitors, and 5 percent in British tourists.
Meanwhile, tourism revenues reached 3.83 billion U.S. dollars between January and July, 9.4 percent higher from a year ago.
In 2017, Morocco registered a record 11.35 million tourist arrivals, 10 percent more than 2016.