Total overnight stays in classified tourist accommodation establishments (EHTC) recorded, at the end of February 2023, an increase of 245% compared to the same period of 2022, according to the Tourism Observatory.
In detail, this development concerns non-resident tourists with +756% and residents with +50%, specifies the Observatory in its statistics for the month of February 2023.
The recovery rate compared to the same period of 2019 reached 104% in terms of EHTC overnight stays, including 98% for non-resident tourists and 119% for residents, notes the same source.
By destination, Essaouira posted the highest recovery rate compared to January-February 2019, at 114%, followed by Tangier, Rabat and Marrakech with 113% each.
Travel receipts in foreign currencies generated by the tourist activity of non-residents in Morocco during the period from January to February 2023, thus amounted to 16 billion dirhams (MMDH) against 10.6 billion MAD in 2019, an increase of +51%.