Marrakech: Sixth Most Popular Tourist Destination

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The 2014 TripAdvisor Ranking gives Marrakech a top choice as an International destination

TripAdvisor’s ” Traveler’s Choice Awards for Destinations” ranks Marrakech No. 6 on its list of the 25 most popular World destinations, up from No. 19 in 2013. The Red City beat the top two destinations from 2013 – Paris and New York – which dropped to 7th and 12th places respectively.

Istanbul swooped in to the number one spot, just ahead of Rome and London. Voters placed Beijing, Prague and Marrakesh as the third, fourth and fifth most popular destinations respectively on this year’s list. Rounding out the top 10 must see cities are Paris, Hanoi, Siem Reap in Cambodia and Shanghai.

TripAdvisor bases its rankings on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, attractions and restaurants gathered over a 12-month period. The sixth annual awards honor nearly 500 destinations including the winners for the top spots in the world, and individual lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, China, Middle East, Russia, South America, the South Pacific, the U.K. and the U.S.

In Africa’s top 25, which was headed by Marrakech, four other Moroccan destinations are featured: Fes (2), Essaouira (3), Merzouga (4) and Ouarzazate.