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Morocco expects 14 million tourists to visit country as 2023 nears end

04:18 PM | 19 Dec, 2023
Morocco expects 14 million tourists to visit country as 2023 nears end

TANGIER- The government of Morocco is expecting that the 14 million mark will be achieved for welcoming tourists in the ongoing year which ends soon.

“All signs point towards hitting the 14 million milestone by December,” said Tourism Minister Fatim-Zahra Ammor.

The government has set an ambitious target for foreigners as tourism contributes seven percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and is a major source of foreign currency.

As far as numbers are concerned, the country welcomed 11 million tourists in 2022, and in 2019, the footfall was 13 million.

The country has made major targets to welcome foreigners in the future under which it would welcome 17.5 million visitors by 2026 with the launch of new airline routes, and 26 million by 2030. Rabat is poised to co-host the World Cup with Spain and Portugal by the end of this decade.

Morocco has also announced a three-year strategy to boost tourism with a $600 million investment. The country recently allowed Ryanair to operate more routes to and inside Morocco while discussions are underway with other carriers also.

Morocco, situated in North Africa, is a captivating destination known for its diverse landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and vibrant traditions. With a population exceeding 36 million, Morocco boasts a unique blend of Arab, Berber, and European influences. Annually, the country welcomes over 10 million tourists who flock to explore its enchanting cities, scenic landscapes, and historical sites. 

Visitors are drawn to iconic destinations such as Marrakech, famed for its bustling markets and historic medina; the imperial city of Fez, known for its ancient walled city and renowned tanneries; and the coastal town of Essaouira, cherished for its laid-back atmosphere and picturesque beaches. Moreover, the stunning Atlas Mountains, the Sahara Desert's golden dunes, and the charming blue-hued city of Chefchaouen add to Morocco's allure as a diverse and captivating travel destination.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.1 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.88 748.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.38 38.78
Danish Krone DKK 40.14 40.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.19 917.19
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.52 731.52
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.5 205.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.94 312.44
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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