Morocco Ranks 62nd in Travel Tourism Competitiveness Index

Taroudant – Morocco ranked 62nd out of 141 countries in the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2015 of the World Economic Forum.Morocco made a significant stride, and gained nine places in comparison with 2014.Spain, followed by France, Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Australia, Italy, Japan and Canada respectively are the top ten in the report. The United Arab Emirate tops the list of the MENA region. It is followed by Qatar, Bahrain, and Morocco, which tops of list of North Africa region. Kuwait, Algeria and Yemen come in the bottom of the ranking.Morocco ranks 18th globally in the number of oral and intangible cultural expressions, and 21st in the Number of World Heritage cultural sites in the country.The kingdom also boast a reassuring position in terms of Safety and security, ranking 37th among 141 countries.The report also highlights the efforts being made by Morocco in order to develop travel and tourism sector in a sustainable way.However, one of the areas where Morocco still has a to improve before catching up with other big tourist destination is international openness, particularly visa requirements.In addition, the report notes that Morocco still has a long way to go in order to meet the international criteria regarding Health and hygiene, namely access to improved sanitation, access to improved drinking water and hospital beds.The World Economic Forum’s Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) highlights the progress and reforms made by 141 countries around the world  in areas related to the service industry, such as health care, education, transportation and infrastructure. read more

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