Chinese tourists are indeed highly regarded and respected in Morocco. Some 180,000 Chinese tourists visited the country in 2018. Since Morocco announced the visa exemption for Chinese citizens in June 2016, the number of Chinese tourists to Morocco has risen rapidly. An increase of 800% in two years only.
Before the visa exemption, Morocco received an average of less than 20,000 Chinese tourists per year. In 2017, this number has climbed to 118,000.
According to the source, China has become an important Asian market for Morocco’s tourism industry. In order to attract more Chinese tourists, Morocco is working on improving hotels and transportation facilities.
Mohamed Sajid, the Moroccan Minister of Tourism, Air Transport, Handicraft and Social Economy, said that the direct passenger flight between Morocco and China is under preparation.
“We hope to open direct flights to China before the end of 2019,” he said.
Morocco hosted 14 million tourists in 2018.