Over 5 million tourists visited Morocco in the first half of 2018

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A total of 5.1 million tourists visited Morocco in the first half of 2018, up 10 percent year on year.

The number of foreign tourists jumped by 17 percent, while the arrivals of Moroccans living abroad rose 1 percent between January and June.

The growth was mainly driven by the continuous increase of visits from traditional European markets.

The has been an increase of 18 percent in Italian tourist arrivals, 13 percent in German tourists and 10 percent in French visitors, the country’s largest foreign tourist market.

Meanwhile, tourism revenues reached 3.12 billion U.S. dollars between January and June, 15.2 percent higher from a year ago.

In 2017, Morocco registered a record 11.35 million tourist arrivals, 10 percent more than 2016.

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