Morocco, most visited Tourist Destination in Africa in 2015
Morocco was the most visited country in Africa in 2015 ahead of South Africa and Egypt, Director General of the Moroccan National Tourist Office Abderrafie Zouiten said.
This performance is the result of a tourism policy based on the diversification of source markets, he explained in an interview with French radio RFI and weekly magazine “Jeune Afrique”, adding that the number of tourists who visited Morocco increased by 7 pc in 2013 and by 2 pc in 2014.
Despite terror attacks in Tunisia and France, the number decreased by only 1 pc in 2015, he pointed out, noting that Morocco remains the first non-European destination for French, Spanish and Portuguese tourists.
The Kingdom is also among the few safe countries for tourists, according to French, British and US authorities, he recalled, adding that “the fact that the city of Marrakech was chosen to host COP22 is a very strong signal.”