Video. Covid-19: Agadir welcomes a first group of British tourists

Video. Covid-19: Agadir welcomes a first group of British tourists
Video. Covid-19: Agadir welcomes a first group of British tourists

At half mast for about 8 months due to coronavirus, tourism in the capital of Souss is resuming its rights. This Saturday, October 17, a group of English tourists from Manchester landed in the city. Other tourists of various nationalities will soon follow. Atmosphere.

A plane of the low-cost company Ryanair transporting English tourists landed, this Saturday, October 17, 2020, at Agadir-Al Massira airport from the city of Manchester. Joy was perceptible on the faces of the hosts of the Kingdom, happy to find the sun of one of the most beautiful destinations in the world.

Asmaa Oubou, director of the Regional Tourism Delegation in the Souss-Massa region, explains that this is the first plane among a batch of six to land that same day at Agadir-Al Massira airport. The other tourists come from France, notably from Paris, Nantes and Lyon.

For his part, Driss Abarioun, regional delegate in the Souss-Massa region, emphasizes the efforts and preparations made to welcome foreign tourists in the best conditions. “All hotel units are mobilized to accommodate guests from Morocco, strictly respecting health protocols,” he said.

The arrival of the first tourists was surrounded by a festive moment and they were entitled, as usual, to a warm welcome. What did not fail to move Rebecca, an English tourist, who expressed her happiness to find this beautiful city that is Agadir. The same feeling is shared by his compatriot Peter who has praised the climate and the beauty of the Kingdom.

For Asmaa Oubou, “this is only the beginning”. She believes that the easing of health restrictions, in particular the extension of the validity period of the PCR test, is able to encourage other tourists to come to Agadir, or even to other destinations in the country.

On the evening of that same Saturday, other planes and other tourists are expected. And there is hope for the revival of tourism which constitutes one of the main sources of income for the capital of Souss. “Especially since the past 8 months have been too hard for the sector”, according to the director of the Regional Tourism Delegation in the Souss-Massa region.

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