Tourist receipts exceeded their pre-crisis level of 15.9% at the end of 2022, after a drop of 56.4% a year earlier, according to the Financial Studies and Forecasts Department (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 Department in its economic note of February 2023.
Year-on-year, these revenues 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, 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 by 192% and 106.7% respectively at the end of 2022.
As for overnight stays in classified accommodation establishments, 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 Financial Studies and Forecasts Department. They specifie that this change covers a 39.9% increase in the number of arrivals of MREs and an attenuation of the decline in that of foreign tourists to -1.4% in Q4-2022 after -13.4% in T3.