In the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2019 released by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Morocco has landed 66th in the international ranking – proving once again the global edge and competitiveness of the country’s travel and tourism industry. Morocco, as per the WEF report, was also cited for significant improvements in its Business Environment and Air Transport Infrastructure.
According to Sergio Pereira, General Manager of Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort, Morocco’s inclusion in the global report comes as no surprise as the Kingdom continues to attract more visitors each year. Its rich cultural background, natural beauty, renowned hospitality, fun adventures, and exceptional climate are some of its famous features that continue to entice tourists from around the world. As per the latest figures released by Morocco’s Tourism Observatory, Morocco welcomed almost 7.544 million visitors by the end of July 2019, up 8.2 per cent from the same period last year.
Pereira said, “The North African state is gaining ground in its bid to become one of the world’s preferred tourist destinations. Since tourism is a key economic pillar, the latest WEF report is a positive development. As a leader in the local hospitality sector, Mazagan will continue to do its best to help promote the country’s beauty on the global stage and contribute to the Kingdom’s growth and development. We are confident that Morocco will further improve its ranking in the coming period amidst the intensified government tourism campaigns.”
According to reports, the number of tourists from Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK was among the highest during the covered period. Morocco also attracts several visitors from the GCC states, considering several direct flights that are available to Morocco from the region, making it more accessible to GCC families who are looking to experience the best of what the kingdom has to offer.