The figure represents a significant increase estimated at almost double the figure recorded during the same period last year.
Rabat – New data from the Foreign Exchange Office indicates that Morocco's tourism receipts exceeded 40.63 billion dirhams ($4.1 billion) at the end of May.
The figure represents almost a double increase compared to tourism receipts recorded in the same period last year.
According to the data, Morocco's tourism revenue reached 21.24 billion dirhams ($2.14 billion) in May last year.
This year's revenue also exceeds the level recorded at the end of May 2020 (Dh19.82 billion or $2 billion) and May 2019 (Dh28.56 billion or $2.8 billion).
As for travel expenses during the last five months, they amounted to 9.2 billion dirhams ($929 million).
“The positive travel balance reached almost Dh31.42 billion at the end of May 2023, compared to only Dh15.23 billion during the same period in 2022,” the data added.
This year, Morocco recorded more than 1.1 million tourist arrivals in the month of May alone.
«This represents growth of +55% compared to May 2019, our reference year. This good performance has several explanations,” Tourism Minister Fatim Ezzahra Ammor said earlier this month, attributing this positive performance to “proactive efforts” that began before the end of the pandemic.
The minister also highlighted that 2023 will be a record year in terms of flight scheduling as part of the country's measures for the summer season, noting that 23 new routes will also open this summer aimed at serving 8 Moroccan destinations connected to 9 Foreign markets.