Tourism: revenue up 56.4% in 2022

Tourism receipts experienced, at the end of 2022, an increase far exceeding their pre-crisis level of 15.9%, after a drop of 56.4% a year earlier, according to the Department of Studies and Financial Forecasts (DEPF). . Indeed, the growth of tourist receipts compared to the achievements of 2019, continued to consolidate, from quarter to quarter, reaching an increase of 56.4% in Q4, after +30.5% in Q3, +1.3 % in Q2 and a decline of 38.1% in Q1-2022, indicates the DEPF in its economic report of February 2023. Year-on-year, these receipts increased by 166.1% at the end of 2022, instead of a decline of 5.9% the previous year, to reach 91.3 billion dirhams (MMDH), notes the same source. At the end of 2022, more than 19 million overnight stays were recorded, representing 75.2% of their pre-pandemic level (63% for non-resident tourists and 101% for resident tourists), instead by 36.4% at the end of 2021. In annual variation, the volume of arrivals and overnight stays in Morocco increased respectively by 192% and 106.7% at the end of 2022. rated accommodation (EHC), their decline gradually eased to -5.9%, for the fourth quarter of 2022, after -9.8% in Q3-2022, -29.1% in Q2-2022, -62.4% in Q1-2022 and -58.8% in Q4-2021. In the fourth quarter of 2022, the number of arrivals to the “Morocco” destination increased by 13.9% compared to its pre-crisis level after declines of 9.4% in Q3-2022, from 12.5 % in Q2-2022, 65.4% in Q1-2022 and 67.4% in Q4-2021, reports the DEPF. And to specify that this evolution covers an increase in the number of arrivals of MRE of 39.9% and an attenuation of the decline in that of foreign tourists (TES) to -1.4% in Q4-2022 after -13.4% in T3.