Nearly 7.544 million tourists visited Morocco by the end of July 2019, with Marrakech seeing an 8% increase in arrivals.
Rabat – Flight Network, a Canadian-based online travel company, has named Marrakech one of the top 50 most beautiful cities in the world.
To gather the data, Flight Network asked more than one thousand travel writers, bloggers, and agencies from around the world to name the best cities they have visited.
Marrakech and Cape Town are the only African cities on the list; meanwhile, the only Middle Eastern city Flight Network mentions is Dubai.
The company selected Marrakech for its rich history, which is evident in the ochre city’s beautiful old palaces, gardens, and mosques.
“You’ll feel like you’ve been transported into a movie while you walk through the Old City, and then feel transported back to today when stepping into the New City,” the Flight Network article states.
The article mentions le Jardin Majorelle, the Koutoubia Mosque, the old medina, and Jemaa el-Fna as some of the city’s best sites.
As Morocco’s top tourist destination, Marrakech is often the recipient of international praise.
In addition to various conferences and summits, Marrakech also hosts major cultural events such as fashion shows, art exhibitions, film festivals, and concerts.
Marrakech is a favorite of celebrities from around the world, who travel to the ochre city for vacations, weddings, honeymoons, or music video shoots.
In August 2019, Morocco’s tourism observatory noted that overnight stays in the city are increasing, while the overall number of visitors in Marrakech has increased by 8% between January and July 2019.
As the city continues to develop, Marrakech will inevitably attract even more foreign visitors.