Morocco received 4.6 million foreign tourists in 4 months

The Moroccan Ministry of Tourism has announced a 14% increase in the number of foreign tourists visiting the country during the first four months of 2024.

According to a statement released by the ministry, the total number of foreign tourists arriving in the country reached 4.6 million since the beginning of the current year until the end of April.

The ministry reported that the Moroccan tourism sector achieved a record number, with over 1.3 million tourists arriving through border crossings in April, marking a significant 17% growth compared to April 2023.

Minister of Tourism Fatima Zahra Amor praised these figures as an “achievement” and anticipated welcoming approximately 15.5 million tourists by the end of 2024.

Amor further stated that these exceptional results open up promising prospects for the summer season of 2024 and the year as a whole. She emphasized the continuation of tourism roadmap programs, strengthening cooperation with partners, and collaborating with professional stakeholders to achieve further positive results.

The Jamaa El Fna Square in Marrakech is considered one of the most prominent tourist destinations in Morocco, offering various tours to different regions of the country, making it a necessary visit during one’s stay in the city.

The Moroccan tourism sector continues to experience continuous development, particularly after breaking the $10 billion mark for the first time in 2023, following the reception of 14.5 million tourists.

Morocco is banking on attracting 17.5 million tourists by 2026, especially as it prepares to host major sporting events and international conferences, including the Africa Cup of Nations in 2025 and the FIFA World Cup in 2030 in collaboration with Spain and Portugal.

Tourism is the second most important source of foreign currency in Morocco in 2023 after remittances from Moroccan expatriates abroad.

Back to top button