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Agadir tourism numbers
- Agadir capital of Agadir province and Souss Massa region
- Number of Arrivals 57, 974 in 2012 versus 50, 112 arivals in 2011
- Overnight Stays 271,826 in 2012, versus 223,901 in 2011
- First position is Saudi Arabia market, followed by the Spanish and Russian Markets
, a major city in southwest of Morocco, and the capital of Agadir province and Souss Massa region, is showing positive toursim growth during the year of 2012, December 2012 tourism statistics show sharp increase in arrivals and overnight stays compared to 2011.
From 50,112 in 2011 to 57,974 in 2012, the number of arrivals has increased by 15.69%. The same applies to the number of overnight stays; it increased from 223,901 in 2011 to 271,826 in 2012, an increase of 21.40% over the same month compared to 2011.
This increase is attributable primarily to the Russian market, followed by the Dutch market. The Swiss, Belgian, British, French and Spanish are also among the markets with an increase. As opposed to the Polish and German markets that continue to plummet.
The average length of stay during the month of December showed an increase, or 4.69 in 2012 compared to 4.47 in 2011. Also, the average occupancy rate in the hotels listed in the city of Agadir in December 2012 recorded an increase of 14.42. In addition, it ranked first in market share for the month of December with 34.62 and 21.34 overnight arrivals. The French come in second place with 2.81 and 25.81 while the British occupied the third place with 8.77 in 11.69 in arrivals and nights.
The tourism economy during the year 2012, shows a marked increase 4.05% in terms of nights and arrivals + 0.24% compared to the year 2011 .
The distribution of cumulative arrivals and overnight stays during the year 2012, by principal markets, highlights some markets that are growing the first position is the market of Saudi Arabia. The Spanish market is second, followed by the Russian market while the domestic market ranks fourth. There is also a decrease in several markets, the French market; same applies to the German and Polish markets.
Agadir Beach (Taghazout)