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Marrakech Once Again a Tripadvisor Favorite

For the seventh edition of its Travelers' Choice Awards, TripAdvisor announced that Morocco's "Red City" garnered its users' highest ratings in the areas of hospitality, catering and attractions in comparison to other major cities in that list - this statement in itself is a proof of the success of the strategies aiming to optimize and reinforce the tourist infrastructure of Marrakech (also spelled Marrakesh), adopted a few years ago by the local authorities, with the aim of making this nearly thousand-year-old city one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the world. 

This is not the first time that the Red City claims a place among the most favorite tourist destinations online. In 2014 and for the very first time, Marrakech occupied the first place in the annual ranking made by TripAdvisor, making it the most popular city in the world for travellers who uses the platform’s services. And by taking in consideration the elements that the site uses to establish these rankings, it is safe to presume that the city has offered the best accommodation, cuisine and tourist attraction as well as animations for its visitors that year. 

On a global scale.. In the second place was Cambodia's Siem Reap, followed by Istanbul. Other destinations in the top 10 were Hanoi, Prague, London, Rome, Buenos Aires, Paris, and finally Cape Town, South Africa.

On the other hand - and as further proof of the attractiveness of Morocco for foreign tourists - the Spanish agency Bloom Consulting in its ranking of the best tourist destinations in the world for the year 2014-2015, Morocco has claimed the third place on of podium regarding African destinations. This ranking was based on the 328,680,000 online searches carried out by tourists in 2013, and the digital presence of countries on social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google Plus).

Morocco ranks third in Africa just like the two years that preceded. South Africa ahead of Egypt, which has slid backward because of political instability and civil unrest. Concerning the other countries of the Maghreb, Tunisia comes in seventh position, while Algeria is far behind, in 26th place.

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