The arrival of Moroccan tourists in Marbella is noted after Eid al-Adha in late June and early July. “They come little by little, the hotels have a large number of customers,” confirms Laura D’Ars, director of tourism at Marbella’s town hall, pointing out that there are tourists “between 30 and 40 years old” during this period. who came to the city.
Since the beginning of this August, “visitors to Marbella have started to arrive”, assures the official who expects an influx of Moroccan tourists this year with the reopening of the borders between Spain and Morocco from May. Laura D’Arce insists that this is why the city council places “particular emphasis” on promoting tourism.
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The arrival of Arab and especially Moroccan tourists has increased by “100%” this year compared to 2020 and 2021, marked by health restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Tourists from the Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are the most loyal visitors to Marbella, a dream destination with its luxurious Puerto Banus and its Arab royal houses.
These tourists are very demanding in terms of yachts, automobiles, gastronomy or fashion, insisting that they are “high or very high tourists” Puerto Banús concessionaire. It’s a customer who “spends money” Luis Quiroga, representative of the Malaga Hoteliers Association (MAHOS) on the Costa del Sol.