Confirmed recovery in tourism in 2022

Tourism activity experienced a marked recovery in the first eleven months of 2022.

Tourism activity experienced a marked recovery in the first eleven months of 2022.

81.7 billion dirhams is the total tourist receipts reached during the first eleven months of 2022, an increase of 153.2% in one year, according to the direction of studies and financial forecasts (DEPF).

The same source points out that in the third quarter of 2022, the added value of the accommodation and catering sector significantly exceeded its pre-crisis level for the first time (reference year 2019), i.e. a performance of +11.1. % after a drop of 24.2% in the second quarter, 35.7% in the first quarter of 2022 and 26% in the third quarter of 2021. Thus, the rate of recovery of the pre-crisis level of the value added of the sector reached 83.7%, on average, at the end of September 2022, compared to 58.6% at the end of September 2021. At the end of the first nine months of 2022, the value added of this sector increased on average by 41.9%. “This momentum was maintained in the fourth quarter of 2022, in line with the increase in the flow of arrivals to the destination “Morocco” by 125.7%, in annual variation, for the first two months of this quarter, after + 118.1% in Q3-2022, +514.1% in Q2-2022 and +5.9% in Q1-2022, i.e. a total performance of +162% at the end of November 2022, instead of +47, 2% at the end of November 2021”, adds the DEPF.

As for overnight stays in classified accommodation establishments, they firmed up by 99.6% in the first two months of the fourth quarter of 2022, instead of +77% in Q3-2022, +202.8% in Q2-2022 and +56% in Q1-2022. Thus, at the end of November 2022, they increased by 99.4% after +31.7% a year earlier. Compared to the first two months of Q4-2019, the volume of arrivals increased by 12.8% and that of overnight stays mitigated its decline to -8.9%. Thus, at the end of the first eleven months of 2022, arrivals and overnight stays at the “Morocco” destination have recovered respectively 81.4% and 73.2% of their pre-crisis level, instead of 75.9% and 69.3% at the end of September 2022 and 31.1% and 36.7% at the end of November 2021.

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