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Tourism: the sector tends towards its pre-Covid-19 level (Ministry)

The Ministry of Tourism, Handicrafts and the Social and Solidarity Economy indicated, on July 14, 2022, that arrivals during the month of June 2022 exceeded those of 2021 by 235% and those of 2019 by 5%.

Tourism in Morocco continues to climb towards its pre-pandemic levels. Indeed, the accelerated pace of the recovery even presages an overperformance of 2019 for the summer period. Thus, the sector maintains its steady pace across all aggregators, including the number of tourist arrivals. The month of June recorded more than 1,140,000 tourist arrivals. A performance exceeding that of June 2019, having seen the arrival of 1,092,000, i.e. a growth of 5%. This growth is more accentuated compared to the same period of 2021 to reach 235%.

Moroccans residing abroad (MRE) contributed strongly to this growth, with the arrival of 620,000 MRE in June, i.e. a growth of 27% compared to June 2019. These arrivals will peak during July and August 2022. Several factors will contribute to the acceleration of this recovery. Namely the strengthening of air capacity which exceeds that of 2019, the various partnerships signed with tour operators to secure a large number of arrivals and the various measures undertaken in favor of the attractiveness of the destination, such as the launch of the visa electronic mail from July 10, and whose impacts will be felt on medium-term arrivals to the Kingdom.

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