Tripadvisor has once again listed Morocco’s red city as one of the top 10 global travel destinations.
TripAdvisor ranked Marrakech ninth in its top 10 Traveler’s Choice Destinations in the World for 2019.
The world’s top 10 destinations put the Moroccan city ahead of Dubai.
London topped the list, while Paris landed in second, ahead of Rome (third); Crete, Greece (fourth); and Bali, Indonisia (fifth). Marrakech was the only African city to feature in the top 10. Only one other African destination, Hurghada, Egypt, made it into the top 25 at 21st place.
“Award winners were determined using an algorithm based on reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and experiences in destinations worldwide over a 12-month period. The methodology takes into account quality and volume of reviews to surface destinations that consistently deliver the best overall experience for travelers,” said the world’s largest travel site.
Marrakech, Morocco’s top tourist destination, attracts thousands of international and local travelers each year, including celebrities.
In December 2018, Morocco’s National Tourist Office (ONMT) said that Marrakech recorded over 2.4 million tourist arrivals from January to November in 2018 and had 2.6 million scheduled hotel stays through the end of 2018.
In March 2018, Trip Advisor ranked Marrakech as the eighth best destination for travelers, ahead of Istanbul, New York, and Dubai.
“The red city of Marrakech is a magical place brimming with markets, gardens, palaces and mosques,” said TripAdvisor.
This month, TripAdvisor also listed the Top 10 Travelers’ Choice Destinations in the US.
New York is the first in the list, followed by two Hawaiian islands, Maui (second) and Oahu (third).