The National Tourism Observatory revealed that during the first half of 2022, more than 279,670 overnight stays were registered, compared to 163,752 overnight stays in the same period last year.
The number of arrivals at classified hotels during this period amounted to 137,632 tourists, in contrast to more than 606,000 tourists in the same period last year, an increase of 127 percent.
The observatory attributed this development to the increase recorded by tourist markets, including Italy, Germany, Spain, the United States of America, France and the Arab countries.
Thus, the city of Fez, the ancient city listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1981, and spiritual capital of the Kingdom of Morocco, has once again opened its arms to embrace the usual tourist movement in the city before Covid – 19 pandemic.
The old city witnesses an active movement of visitors and tourists of different nationalities, wandering through its alleys and paths, discovering its historical landmarks dating back more than 12 centuries AD when it was founded by Moulay Idris.
Visitors to the spiritual capital also highlight the charm of the tourist spaces and paths, which are a favorite destination for many visitors.
The figures recorded at the level of tourist units classified in the city in the first half of the year reflect the effectiveness of the tourist attraction of the scientific capital of Morocco.
Al-Saffarin Square, the favorite destination of many visitors, attracts a large number of influxes daily, due to its privacy and traditional character.
The “Saffarine” square preserves to this day the trades and crafts of the copper and yellow metal artisans who practice one of the most important traditional trades in the history of the city of Fez.