File - A man walks in front of doors in a wall of Rabat's Medina September 23, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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French tourist Margot Benet thought twice before boarding her plane bound for Morocco's city of Marrakesh. It was just days after an Islamist militant gunman killed 38 tourists in neighboring Tunisia.French tourists account for more than 40 percent of the 10 million tourists Morocco attracts annually.Tourism receipts in Morocco slumped by 6.6 percent in the first half of 2015 to 24 billion dirhams ($2.45 billion), down from 26.13 billion dirhams in the corresponding period last year.It has suffered many attacks by suspected militants although the last was four years ago in Marrakesh when an Islamist bomber blew apart a tourist cafe, killing 15 people.
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