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OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2020

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The 2020 edition analyses tourism performance and policy trends across 51 OECD countries and partner economies. It highlights the need for coherent and comprehensive approaches to tourism policy making, and the significance of the tourism economy, with data covering domestic, inbound and outbound tourism, enterprises and employment, and internal tourism consumption. Tourism policy priorities, reforms and developments are analysed and examples of country practices highlighted. Thematic chapters provide insights on preparing tourism businesses for the digital transformation, and rethinking tourism success to promote more sustainable and inclusive tourism development.

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Morocco

In 2018, tourism-generated GDP grew by 6.2% amounting to MAD 76.9 billion, compared to MAD 72.4 billion in 2017. Its contribution to national GDP reached 6.9%, up from 6.8% the previous year. Tourism plays an important role in the Moroccan economy thanks to its ability to create new jobs, contribute to economic and social development and bring in foreign currency. Revenues generated by international visitors to Morocco in 2018 reached almost MAD 89 billion (including international transport). This accounted for almost 51% of service exports in 2018. The tourism sector is an excellent source of jobs in Morocco, with 550 000 direct jobs in 2018, equating to 5% of total employment.

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