Figures released by the African Development Bank show an increase in Moroccan tourism
According to the Africa Tourism Monitor 2015, published on January 13 by the African Development Bank (AfDB), Morocco registered the highest number of international tourists in 2014, with 10.2 million arrivals, against 10.05 million in 2013. Morocco is ahead of South Africa with 9.5 million tourists, Egypt with 9.1 million and Tunisia with 6.7 million.
The Africa Tourism Monitor reports that from March 2014 to March 2015, 28% of tourists who visited Africa came to Morocco against 24% in South Africa and 17% in Egypt.
In terms of employment, Morocco is in a respectable fourth place just ahead of South Africa with 1.74 million people employed in the tourism sector but below Egypt with 2.94 million.