Morocco’s tourism witnesses gradual signs of recovery

Monitor Desk Report Date: 11 November, 2021 | 254 Views

COVID-19 pandemic has badly hit Morocco’s tourism sector with shutting down of all its activities due to lack of tourists. Given the current global pandemic scenario, Morocco’s tourism sector seems to face dire consequences before the start of a gradual recovery. However, recent news has shown that there is still hope to revive it.
According to the Ministry of Economy and Finance in its October business report, the flow of arrivals to Morocco destination has increased by 16.2pc to nearly 2.5 million arrivals, compared to 2.1 million at the end of August 2020 and 9.3 million at the end of August 2019.
After analyzing the data published by the DEPF, it also appears that at the end of the first eight months of the current year, the volume of overnight stays in classified accommodation reached nearly 5.6 million. It is thus slightly down by 0.5% compared to the end of August 2020 and 67.2pc compared to the end of August 2019.
It should be noted that "for the period from June to August 2021, their number has boosted by 218.6pc compared to the same period of 2020 and decreased by 52.3pc compared to that of 2019," stressed the DEPF.
Improvements were also seen in Morocco’s tourism receipts, which appreciated 223.3pc in the first two months of the third quarter of 2021, according to the DEPF.

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