Tangier sees unprecedented strong tourist growth

The number of overnight stays grew by as much as a quarter.

Tangier is experiencing unprecedented growth, reported L'Economiste yesterday. They reported that 647,000 nights in the first 7 months of the year were registered, 26% more than in the same period last year.

Especially Scandinavians seem to have discovered Tangier, the number of visitors quadrupled from Scandinavia, reported the newspaper. The number of Chinese who visit the city increased considerably since Morocco has abolished visas for Chinese nationals.

The industry is also an important engine of growth of the tourism industry, according to the operators. The development of investment and the growing auto sector have contributed to the number of arrivals and overnight stays.