Rabat – Minister of Tourism Nadia Fettah Alaoui stated Monday that Morocco has all of the property to be a vacation spot of selection for funding within the tourism sector.
“We firmly consider that Morocco has every part it takes to be a vacation spot of selection for investement in tourism, and we stay satisfied that the achievements will meet our expectations,” the minister stated, based on state media.
Alaoui made the comment throughout a signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding between the tourism ministry, Membership Med Group, the Moroccan Nationwide Tourism Workplace (ONMT), and different public administrations.
The MoU issues the renovation of the Yasmina Membership in Tetouan, the event of a brand new village within the Mogador vacationer resort in Essaouira, and the extension and renovation of the Membership Med village in Marrakech.
Alaoui is assured within the partnership’s potential to make Morocco a vacation spot of selection for funding in tourism.
The minister stated the partnership helps to “anchor somewhat extra” the historic ties between Morocco and Membership Med, which established a presence within the nation within the early Nineteen Sixties. The connection began after the opening of Membership Med’s first trip spot in Al Hoceima, northern Morocco, considered one of its first investments exterior Europe.
“This mutually useful relationship, and which continues till at this time, have to be strengthened,” Alaoui stated.
Morocco has began implementing measures to revive the tourism sector, one of many key industries immediately affected by COVID-19.
The Ministry of Tourism introduced a restoration plan for the tourism sector final month.
Morocco additionally opened borders to visa-exempt nationals with lodge reservations and enterprise folks with invites from Moroccan firms.
Underneath the brand new measures, Agadir and Marrakech lately welcomed their first teams of French and British vacationers for the reason that outbreak of the pandemic.
Tourism contributes 11% of Morocco’s GDP.
COVID-19 brought on Morocco’s tourism sector a lack of MAD 18.2 billion ($2 billion) within the first seven months of 2020. The quantity represents a decline of 44.1% in income.