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Morocco set to hit record tourism arrivals despite quake and Gaza war

Morocco set to hit record tourism arrivals despite quake and Gaza war

MOROCCO'S tourism industry looks set to have had a record year, boosting the wider economy, despite September's earthquake and what sector professionals see as some disruption to winter bookings due to the war in Gaza. Tourism accounts for 7% of gross domestic product and is a key source of foreign currency. The Tourism Ministry expects 2023 arrivals to reach 14 million by year-end, with 13.2 million visitors by the end of November. In 2022, 11 million tourists visited Morocco and in 2019, the last year before the COVID pandemic hit foreign travel, there were 13 million arrivals. "All signs point…
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