Disadvantes associated with terrorism in the Maghreb highlighted by the Marakesh Bombing in 2011 which killed 17 people.
Increased pressure on resources often at the cost of local people. This is associated with the excessive use of water in the tourism industry especially with high end tourism where pools and bathing facilities are key.
Tourism generates a significant amount of wealth in other countries where tour operators and Airlines have their headquarters.
Tourism fluctuates and is tied in to the economies of other countries over which the Maghreb has no controls.
There are environmental impacts such as desertification, decreasing river flows and saltwater incursions as a result of developing Marginal land in these states.