Tourist activity recorded total arrivals at border posts of around 1.9 million tourists at the end of February 2023, which corresponds to a positive development of +464%, compared to a year earlier, according to the Observatory of the tourism. This evolution is divided between foreign tourists (TES) with an increase of 703% and Moroccans residing abroad (MRE) with 324%, specifies the Observatory in its statistics for the month of February. Regarding the recovery rate compared to the same period of 2019, it reached 117% in terms of tourist arrivals (149% for MRE and 99% for TES), reports MAP. By issuing markets, Spain posted the highest recovery rate compared to January-February 2019 at 136%, followed by the United Kingdom (125%) and Italy (103%), while Germany had the lowest recovery rate at 60%. On the other hand, the total overnight stays in classified tourist accommodation establishments (EHTC) recorded, at the end of February 2023, an increase of 245% compared to the same period of 2022, according to the Tourism Observatory. In detail, this development concerns non-resident tourists with +756% and residents with +50%, specifies the Observatory in its statistics for the month of February 2023. The recovery rate compared to the same period of 2019 has reached 104% in terms of EHTC overnight stays, including 98% for non-resident tourists and 119% for residents, notes the same source. By destination, Essaouira posted the highest recovery rate compared to January-February 2019, at 114%, followed by Tangier, Rabat and Marrakech with 113% each. Travel receipts in foreign currencies generated by the tourist activity of non-residents in Morocco during the period from January to February 2023, thus amounted to 16 billion dirhams (MMDH) against 10.6 billion MAD in 2019, an increase of +51%.