Moroccan holiday trends

By Fayçal Ismaili on 2022/07/13 at 10:57 p.m. © Copyright: DR Kiosque360. Sea or mountain? Hotel or apartment? A survey conducted by the online platform Avito tells us more about Moroccans' preferences for their summer holidays. The details. This article is a press review of the daily newspaperAujourd'hui le Maroc. After two years marked by covid-19 restrictions, Moroccans' desire to travel has never been stronger than in this summer season. Sea, mountain, desert… Everyone has their own little preference. The Avito site has launched a survey to find out about Moroccans' holiday trends and their preferences in terms of type of accommodation, reports the daily Aujourd'hui le Maroc in an article published in its Thursday 14 July edition. We learn in this survey that Moroccans have a weakness for the northern coasts of the Kingdom. The northern seaside towns (Tangier, Tetouan and Martil) come first (28%) among the most popular destinations for summer 2022 in Morocco, followed by Agadir and its region (15%), Marrakech (8%), Essaouira (6%), Al Hoceima (6%) and Dakhla (5%). In terms of accommodation, Moroccans favor vacation rentals at 72%, against 28% for hotels. The study also looks at holiday rental habits. These are mainly done via reservation platforms (51%), through intermediaries (36%), or by calling the hotel directly (13%), detail our colleagues. The survey conducted by Avito also focuses on the holiday forecasts of Moroccans residing abroad. Thus, 77% of MREs intend to spend their summer holidays exclusively in Morocco, 7% say they want to spend them in Morocco and in another country and 16% do not plan to travel to Morocco. Asked about the means of transport used by MREs to return to Morocco. They are 52% to favor the plane, 38% the car and 10% the boat without using a vehicle, underlines Today Morocco. Regarding the means of transport most used in Morocco by Moroccans living abroad, 35% of respondents opt for renting a car in Morocco, 33% prefer to rent a car abroad, 20% use their own vehicle and 12% choose public transport. By Faisal Ismaili