Sharp rise in the number of Chinese tourists in Morocco

The number of tourists from China eight-fold in the first quarter of 2017, compared to the same period last year.

Chinese tourists enhance the growth of the Moroccan tourism sector. According to statistics from the Moroccan Tourism Observatory are the arrivals from China eightfold increased in the first three months of this year compared to the same period of the previous year. There was an increase of as many as 784% registered.

This upward trend can also be seen at the arrival of German and French tourists with an increase of 6%, followed by tourists from the United Kingdom and Netherlands with a rise of 4% and Spain with an increase of 3%, reports the newspaper Akhbar Al Yaoum.

Furthermore, statistics show that the number of overnight stays in tourist accommodation also has increased by 16.1%. Of the total number of overnight stays in Morocco walk Agadir and Marrakech to head with 61%. Both these cities booked a tourist increase of 19% in the first 3 months compared to the previous year in the same period. The same source indicates that the occupancy rate of hotel rooms has reached 39% at the end of March, a rise of 4% over the previous year.

Finally, the statistics show that the number of tourists who visited Morocco during the first three months of this year is equal to 2.1 million people. Here is an increase of 7.9% found compared to the same period of the previous year.