Morocco eyes to double the number from India in 2019 to setup

first_imgDarshan Baid | KolkataSituated in North Africa, Morocco is home to beautiful and pristine beaches, mosques and ancient cities. According to the data shared by Morocco’s Tourism Ministry, in 2017 Morocco welcomed more than 11.35 million travellers from across the globe making it one of the most visited countries in Africa.Speaking exclusively to Travel News Digest, on the sidelines of recently concluded Arabian Travel Mart (ATM) official spokesperson from Moroccan National Tourist Office said, “Our main object of participating in ATM is to attract travellers from different markets across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.”Pointing out India as source market, he asserted, “ India is definitely one of the important markets for us. We are focusing on the Indian market, we will organise FAM trip, roadshows, promoting our destination through Media. We will also work on improving the air connectivity between India and Morocco.”Notably, Morocco welcomed more than 21,850 Indian travellers in 2017 and the Moroccan Tourist Ministry is eyeing to double the above-mentioned arrivals from India in 2019.The official spokesperson also confirmed that a representative body from the Moroccan National Tourist Office (MNTO) will open in New Delhi in order to promote Morocco’s high potential in the Indian market.In regards with exchanging tourism with India, Moroccan Ambassador in India, Mohamed Malki said, “The opening of a representative body of the MNTO will allow us to plan strategic promotion programs in order to benefit from the Indian market, which offers great opportunities.”The official spokesperson also highlighted that Morocco tourism is also focusing on India destination wedding market as India has a great potential as a wedding market.last_img read more