Morocco’s tourism sector is booming, contributing to 11% of the country’s GDP. According to Adil El Fakir, the director of the Moroccan National Tourist Office, more than 12 million tourists visited Morocco in 2018. Top among its attractions is the glamorous city of Marrakech which received 2.4 million tourists in the same year. Morocco boasts of spectacular beaches, mountains, a rich culture and heritage, and gastronomy. The country is also a darling of cultural tourists thanks to its cultural diversity that includes people from sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, the Americas, and Europe. Due to its proximity to the mention countries, it has become a major hub for international conferences. Moreover, more than 50 Hollywood motion pictures have been shot in Morocco. Read more at Africa Renewal.
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Did you know that in 2016, Morocco recorded 10.3 million tourist arrivals, setting the record as the most visited country in Africa? Currently, the country is streamlining the sector further by eliminating setbacks such as drought and inadequate electricity. Morocco is constructing the largest sea water desalination plant in Africa and plans to turn to renewable energy to generate more than half of its electricity needs. Other developments include increased investment in infrastructure and creating more tourist attractions. Are you interested in investing in the Moroccan tourism sector? Read more on how the sector has created investment opportunities.