Morocco had a tough year in 2016 with a severe drought which severely affected agriculture production. According to the Worldbank, the overall GDP growth dropped down to 1.1% in 2016, with a record low of 0.5% in the second quarter of the year. However, Morocco is still an established tourism destination. After a drop in REVPAR in 2016 due to the threat of terrorism in Europe, 2017 shows a regain of interest from international tourists, notably from China and Russia. The decision of King Mohammed VI to exempt Chinese citizens from visa requirements from June 2016 boosted the tourism industry in the country: monthly arrivals from China were multiplied by six from this date. Additionally, the government plans to invest time, money and efforts to promote the tourism industry: new airports are expected to open in 2017 to support domestic accessibility and the Morocco Vision 2020 strategy aims to double the size of the tourism industry by 2020.