Thus, a total of 190,714 overnight stays were recorded in the first quarter (Q1), compared to 111,252 in Q1 2022 and 187,053 in Q1 2019 (+2%), with an occupancy rate of 49%. Observatory on Tourism in Morocco for March 2023.
This performance was based on a 121% increase in arrivals at Rabat-Saleh Airport in the January-March period, with 98,532 tourists, compared to 44,655 in the first quarter of 2022 and 106,929 in the first quarter of 2019 (-8%).
In March alone, the number of overnight stays at EHTCs in Rabat increased by 9% to 66,372 overnight stays, compared to 60,930 in March 2022, and an occupancy rate of 49%.
The number of arrivals at Rabat-Saleh Airport reached 32,887 tourists in March, which is 14% more (28,802 tourists) compared to the same period last year.
Nationally, total overnight stays at EHTCs increased by 161% year-on-year to the end of March 2023. This growth is about foreign tourists (+366%) and residents (+29%).
Travel receipts in foreign currency generated by non-resident tourism in Morocco were 25 billion dirhams in the first quarter of 2023, compared to 16.5 billion dirhams (+51%) in the first quarter of 2019.