Six million tourists visited Morocco since the beginning of 2016

Rabat (INA) - The number of tourists who visited Morocco during the first seven months of 2016 reached six million, representing a slight increase of 0.1 percent compared to the same period in 2015. The Moroccan Tourism Observatory explained, in statistics published yesterday, Wednesday (September 7, 2016), that the number of foreign tourists decreased by 4.3 percent, while the number of Moroccans coming from abroad increased by 4.7 percent. He added: The number of tourists coming from Britain, Germany, France and Italy recorded a decrease of 7 percent, 3 percent, 2 percent and 2 percent, respectively, while the number of tourists coming from Spain and Belgium increased by 1 percent and the Netherlands by 2 percent. The Observatory indicated that during the first seven months of 2016, revenues from tourism activity for non-residents in Morocco increased to $3.28 billion compared to $3.18 billion in 2015, an increase of 3.1 percent. Tourism sector officials in Morocco attribute the difficulties faced by the tourism sector in the country to the terrorist threats that the region suffers from. (End) pg/h p

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