Hotels in Tetouan, a city in northern Morocco, recorded 401,653 overnight stays at the end of October 2017, up from 322,469 during the same period in 2016. This 25 percent increase was recorded by Tetouan’s provincial delegation of tourism, and was represented by a strong mix of both foreign and domestic travelers.
During the first 10 months of 2017, foreign tourists booked 120,559 overnight stays in the city, a 16-percent increase over the year prior. Meanwhile, domestic tourists traveled to Tetouan almost twice as much as foreigners, booking 281,094 nights, up 29 percent from the same period in 2017. However, the total number of international tourists to Tetouan was up 23 percent year-over-year compared to a 16 percent increase in new domestic tourists.
Four-star hotels and tourist establishments remain Tetouan’s most popular destinations, with 42,616 travelers frequenting these destinations. Three-star hotels came in second with 35,952 tourists and residential hotels in third with 15,179 tourists. By the end of October 2017, four-star hotels recorded 116,371 overnight stays, while three-star hotels recorded 93,241 stays and hotel residences recorded 55,240 stays.
Furthermore, the research shows that August, September and July represented the highest number of tourist arrivals to the city, pulling in occupancy rates of 65 percent, 31 percent and 58 percent, respectively. Scattershot, to be sure, but still a net positive over the prior year.