Morocco continues its recovery

After more than two years of the advent of the pandemic crisis and its repercussions on all sectors of the national economy, the Ministry of Tourism, Handicrafts, Social and Solidarity Economy revealed that the tourism sector has managed to resume its normal flow and was able to achieve a recovery rate of tourism receipts in foreign currency which reached 103% in September 2022.

The progress of the tourism sector was unveiled during the presentation of the ministry’s budget before the Committee on Productive Sectors in the House of Representatives, noting on this occasion the positive impact of the emergency plan put in place by the government which allocated aid worth 2 billion dirhams to remedy the residues of the pandemic crisis. It should be noted that the amount granted has enabled the rehabilitation of hotel activity as well as the support of professionals, which has contributed to the increase in the rate of recovery of tourist receipts in foreign currency to 103% recorded last September.

In particular, the Ministry has deployed all the necessary efforts with the aim of accelerating the revitalization of the tourism sector through the support of professionals, the implementation of workshops to reform the classification system of tourist accommodation establishments and agencies and the development of services offered to customers. The department of Ammor relied on the importance of investment in this vital sector while encouraging other ministries to share this initiative aimed at also reviving national tourism.

The Department of Financial Studies and Forecasts of the Ministry of Economy and Finance had previously mentioned that tourism receipts in just eight months (January to August 2022) reached 52.2 billion dirhams, representing a growth of 155.9% compared to to the figures recorded in the same period of the previous year. This means that these revenues recorded a collection rate of 99% compared to the pre-covid period and the rate of 39% last year.

Morocco plans to continue this collection and plans to receive by 2030 about 26 million tourists, by increasing capacity and doubling the number of flights in order to serve as an attraction. The Kingdom also relies on local tourism, encouraging citizens to discover the different regions of the country by reducing travel or accommodation costs and by offering several promotions to families.

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