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Morocco Receives 7 Million Tourists In Seven Months

A total of 7 million tourists visited Morocco in the first seven months of 2018, up 7 percent year on year, according to statistics released by the Moroccan Tourism Ministry on Thursday.

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The number of foreign tourists jumped by 15 percent, while the arrivals of Moroccans living abroad rose 1 percent between January and July, the statistics showed.

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The growth was mainly driven by the continuous increase of visits from traditional European markets.

The statistics showed an increase of 14 percent in Italian tourist arrivals, 9 percent in German tourists, 6 percent in French visitors, and 5 percent in British tourists.

Meanwhile, tourism revenues reached 3.83 billion U.S. dollars between January and July, 9.4 percent higher from a year ago.

In 2017, Morocco registered a record 11.35 million tourist arrivals, 10 percent more than 2016.

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