Ravi Kumar Chandran. Ravi Kumar Chandran.

With Morocco’s tourism industry boosting the hospitality and construction industry, the 2017 edition of Hotelier Summit Africa (North) will serve as a platform for real estate and hospitality professionals looking to build and operate new hotels across the country.

“The last few months of 2016 have allowed the Moroccan tourism sector to bring in record-breaking revenue, thanks to an overall international trust in the Morocco as a holiday destination. The growing tourism industry has led to the development of several new hospitality facilities in Morocco and we’re confident that these developments will continue to rise in the coming few years,” said director of IDE, organisers of the Hotelier Summit Africa (North) Ravi Kumar Chandran.

The tourism sector in Morocco experienced significant growth at the beginning of this year. According to the data from Moroccan Ministry of Tourism, the number of visitors that entered the country in February went up 10.6% with overnight stays in hotels increasing to 18.8%. The sector has been posting positive results since November 2016.

Tourist numbers to Morocco rose from both traditional and emerging markets. The number of visitors increased by 6% from France, 22% from Spain, 19% from Germany and 7% from the United Kingdom.  

Among emerging markets, there was an increase of 92%in the number of visitors from China, 82% from Russia, 62% Japan, 32% from the United States, 20% from Canada and 17% from other African countries.

“Morocco’s tourism industry has seen an exceptional first half this year. The dynamic and international tourism industry is considered lucrative by hoteliers considering the revenue generated by this industry,” Chandran added.

“The 2017 edition of Hotelier Summit Africa (North) will shed light on the flagging tourism industry and will provide an opportunity for professionals to meet, interact and network with high-profile industry experts. Overall, the Summit will serve as a strategic platform to help deliver growth, competitiveness and innovation in the hospitality and real estate industry,” he concluded.

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