Morocco reports 14 percent increase in tourist arrivals in Jan-June

RABAT: The number of tourists visiting Morocco in the first half of this year rose to 7.4 million, up 14 percent from the same period last year, Morocco’s tourism ministry said on Wednesday. Last year, the country welcomed a record 14.5 million tourists. It is expected to attract 17.5 million tourists in 2026 and 26 million by 2030, when Morocco co-hosts the World Cup with Spain and Portugal, according to official figures. Tourism accounts for 7 percent of Morocco’s gross domestic product and is a key source of foreign exchange.

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