The tourism sector recorded 7.8 million overnight stays at the end of April – Telquel.ma

Chis performance, attributable in particular to the significant increase in overnight stays (+17.2%) recorded last April, is linked to the increase in overnight stays for non-residents of 11%, explains the DEPF which has just published its report note. June 2024 situation.

At the same time, management recalls that the tourism sector began the summer period of 2024 with a record number of tourist arrivals, for the month of May alone. Indeed, 1.3 million arrivals were recorded, an increase of 18.2% compared to May 2023.

This performance is mainly due to the growth in the number of foreign tourist arrivals of 21.8% and which represents 57.6% of the total number of arrivals. Arrivals of Moroccans living abroad (MRE) also increased by 13.7% in May 2024. Powered by international traffic, Morocco’s airports have increased their passenger volume of 19% in one year at the end of May.

At the end of the first five months of this year, the destination Morocco recorded a record of more than 5.9 million tourist arrivals, an increase of 15% compared to the same period in 2023. The number of foreign tourist arrivals which represent 56.4% of all arrivals increased by 16.8% at the end of last May, while that of MRE showed an increase of 12.7%.

(with MAP)

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