TripAdvisor named Marrakech as the destination in the world for the first time in theiir seventh annual Travellers’ Choice awards for Destinations.
Marrakech claimed the number one spot for the first time, while Siem Reap in Cambodia jumped seven places up to second in the rankings. Istanbul, Hanoi and Prague completed the World top five list.
London slipped from the third to the sixt place although the UK capital does have the honour of being one of only three destinations to have retained a top ten ranking in the awards five years in a row.
Of the top ten best rated World destinations, Hanoi offers the cheapest hotel value with average summer room rates on Tripadvisor at less than £30 a night – one sixth of the price of an average room over the same period in London (£162.25).
Steve Jackson, Tripadvisor’s Top Contributor of photos in 2014 said, “Marrakech is one of those cities that should be on everyone’s bucket list. It’s a fantastic city to explore, rich in history and culture, and between the sea of street activity, bright colours and striking sunsets, it is a truly intoxicating experience.”