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[Published: Thursday July 09 2009]

Morocco invests $ 37.3m in tourism

Rabat, 09 July-(ANA)-The Moroccan government has set aside $ 37.3 million to reduce the impact of global economic crisis on the country's tourism sector.

The agreement, which was signed between the Moroccan government and the National Tourism Federation, is expected to promote the North African country as a tourist destination.

It is also aimed at prospecting new markets and maintaining shares in priority ones namely France, Spain, the UK, Italy, Germany and Benelux, as well as raising tourist arrivals.

The partnership will also include the opening of new resorts, by developing and reinforcing of air transport tourist and air links into the country, launching promotional campaigns with tour operators, it will also engage professionals to actively contribute to promoting tourism and developing continuous training actions.

The Moroccan government has also set up an incentive mechanism to promote residential tourism as well as support mechanisms to enhance investments towards carrying out tourist projects.(ANA)

FA/ANA/09 July 2009---


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