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Moroccan Tourism Figures Continue to Impress

Posted in Property News by Colin Timms Friday August 8, 2008

Morocco Property Report 8 th August 2008

According to statistics of the Tourism Observatory issued the list by French tourists 1.16 thousand tourists, an increase of 11 per cent, while the number of tourists Spaniards 787 thousand tourists, registering an increase than the national average by 21 per cent, while the number of 170 thousand British tourists, the number of Italians 151 thousand tourists, and Belgians 147 thousand and 123 thousand Germans, Dutch and 99 thousand, and the remainder distributed among different nationalities, particularly Eastern Europe, Russia and the United States and Arab countries.

Impressing the Market!

Despite recording growth figure in arrivals, especially from countries of Western Europe, thus surpassing what has been achieved in recent years, but this development is not matched by similar development in s tourist accommodation. In this regard, the same source said that the number s board authorized by the tourist accommodation establishments classified, witnessed a decline by 4 per cent, to $ 8 million for an overnight night, in the first half of the year, 8.35 per cent, compared with the same period of 2007 .
It attributed the decline in the tourism sector s residence, compared to the high number of tourists coming to the emergence of other types of tourism accommodation, any guest houses and tourist stays, the patterns are not counting s residence, or partially incorporated into official statistics.

The Marrakesh, in particular, the largest proportion of guest houses, and an estimated 750 homes, including 421 classified and contain these institutions to 5750 beds, a 18 per cent of the residential capacity of the city. There are 75 per cent of these homes in the medina.

The record decline in the number of overnight tourists s French, who constitute the first traditional export markets for tourists, 38 per cent of the Registrar to the number of nights last June, while a drop in the number of overnight tourists Britons s 21 per cent, Germans 13 per cent, was lower S residence for the markets of major negative impact on the evolution of the product s residence, in the period concerned.

On the other hand, got a positive impact on the level of resident tourists, registering 1.5 million overnight stays the night, an increase of 9 per cent.

During the four points, among the major destinations, a rise in the number s residence, compared with the same period in 2007. In this context Casablanca recorded an increase of 10 per cent and 5 per cent of Tangiers, Fez, Rabat and 4 per cent, at the time of drop in the number of hostels in each of Marrakesh by 8 per cent, Agadir and 9 per cent, Ouarzazate and 9 per cent. The last three destinations, more than 70 per cent, tourism at the national level.

On the other hand, retreated fill rooms with five points, which moved from 50 per cent to 45 per cent, between the two periods. And Marrakesh and Rabat recorded the highest ratios fill rooms at 59 per cent and 58 per cent respectively, followed by Agadir to 54 per cent, and Casablanca by 52 per cent, and Tangier at 51 per cent.

Morocco is planned, since in 2002, with the launching of the “Vision 2010” tourism to attract 10 million tourists in this horizon, require enormous preparation for doubling capacity, adding 130 thousand hotel beds in institutions, from various grades, increased approximately 100 thousand beds , Were already available, namely the lifting capacity to 230 thousand residential beds.

And establishing itself this plan, which is expected to begin in the first hotels opening, effective next year, thanks to what is known as the Blue scheme, which includes the construction of six stations Astjmame in the Mediterranean and Atlantic coast, the total investment of up to 70 billion dirhams.

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