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Over 12 Million Tourists Visited Morocco in 2018, Up 8% from 2017

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Morocco welcomed 1 million tourists on average per month last year. Morocco received 12.3 million tourists last year, up 8 percent from the previous year, said Adil El Fakir, general director of the Moroccan National Tourist Office (ONMT), on Tuesday. Speaking at a presentation in Casablanca on Moroccan tourism achievements, El Fakir said that tourist arrivals in Morocco totalled 11.3 million in the first 11 months of 2018, an average of one million tourist per month and an increase of … Continue reading Over 12 Million Tourists Visited Morocco in 2018, Up 8% from 2017

Agadir Records 4.5 Million Overnight Stays in 10 Months

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Tourist stays increased by 13% over the previous year in the Agadir region. The Agadir Regional Tourism Council recorded over 4.5 million overnight stays by tourists in the 10 months of January to October 2018, up from 4 million overnights during the same period in 2017, increasing by 13 percent. Domestic tourists from other Moroccan cities topped the list of visitors in the first ten months of 2018, with 950,000 overnight stays. The figure is an increase of 4 percent … Continue reading Agadir Records 4.5 Million Overnight Stays in 10 Months

Morocco Amends Law on Banned Plastic Bags, Adds Measures for Seizure

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The government introduced amendments to the law banning plastic bags. Moroccan consumption of the raw material used in manufacturing plastic bags dropped by 50 percent since 2015. Rabat – The Government Council adopted Bill 57.18  amending and modifying Law 77.15 on the ban of plastic bags on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019. Law 77.15 prohibits the manufacture, import, export, marketing, and use of plastic bags. The new bill “aims to establish a solid and flexible legal arsenal for the disposal of … Continue reading Morocco Amends Law on Banned Plastic Bags, Adds Measures for Seizure

King Mohammed VI Inaugurates New Large-Scale Railway Projects

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King Mohammed VI inaugurated, on Saturday in Rabat, large-scale railway projects in the wake of the inauguration of the high-speed train. Rabat – These structural projects are intended to support the substantial development of the sector, with the launch last Thursday of the high-speed train “Al Boraq“, to improve comfort conditions on board trains, to ease the substantial flow of traffic and to reduce travel time. King Mohammed VI inaugurated the tripling of the Casablanca – Kenitra railway tracks, the … Continue reading King Mohammed VI Inaugurates New Large-Scale Railway Projects