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Marrakech Chosen World’s Top Tourist Destination

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Marrakech Chosen World’s Top Tourist Destination: TripAdvsior

Rabat – Marrakech has been named the world’s number one destination for travelers, says the 2015 Travelers’ Choice awards for Destinations conducted by leading travel website TripAdvisor.

Marrakech climbed five spots from 2014 to become the world’s No.1 destination, according to TripAdvisor.

The ranking, published on Tuesday, based on travelers’ reviews to select its 2015 2015 Travelers’ Choice award winners for the world’s top destination.

According to TripAdvisor, Marrakech is “a magical place, brimming with markets, gardens, palaces, and mosques. Exploring the intimate courtyards and snaking alleyways of the historic Medina can easily eat up a day. Find inner peace at the serene Jardin Majorelle or take in the beauty of one of the city’s historic mosques.”

Marrakech is followed by Siem Reap, Cambodia, Istanbul, Turkey, Hanoi, Vietnam, Prague, Czech Republic, London, England, Rome, Italy, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Paris, France, and Cape Town, South Africa.

Morocco is a Great Destination for Muslim Travelers

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Rabat- Morocco has been ranked among the best destinations for Muslim travelers within the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, according to the MasterCard and CresentRating’s 2015 Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI).

With a score of 64.4 out of 100, the results saw Morocco take the ninth place on the list for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) destinations, right between Jordan (8th) and Brunei (10th). However, the kingdom had better results. It was ranked in the sixth place in the 2014 edition of the GMTI.

Malaysia topped the list with a score of 83.8 out of 100 in the Index jointly conducted by US payment company MasterCard and CresentRating, the world’s leading authority on Halal-friendly travel.

It is followed by Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Indonesia, and Oman. Singapore topped the list for non-OIC countries ahead of Thailand, the United Kingdom, South Africa, France, Belgium, Hong Kong, the United States, Spain and Taiwan.

The ranking took into account several criteria to choose Muslim-friendly destinations including, suitability as a family holiday destination, safety for Muslims, the number of Muslim visitor arrivals, the level of services and facilities it provides for Muslim travelers (Halal dining options, availability of prayer spaces, accommodation, airport services), and the ease of communication.

In 2014, 108 Muslim travelers spent an estimated $145 billion, according to the two companies. They represent 10% of the global travel economy and the numbers are expected to grow to 150 million travelers by 2020 and spend nearly $200 billion per year. The study aims to provide travellers, Governments, travel services and investors with comprehensive benchmarks across a number of important criteria to enable them track the health and growth of the Muslim travel segment.

Morocco a bridge between East and West

Taking any tour in Morocco is stepping back in time without missing anything modernity has to offer. It is all there, your travel time machine will start in Casablanca. All you can imagine of the modern world including heavy traffic and noticeable greed. travel towards Fez by Casablanca to Moulay Idriss, Meknes will gradually take you to medieval time. Fez is the city of Islam, the intellect and the heart beat of Morocco. Crossing the Atlas Mountains is to discover life out of the neolithic era. the Sahara desert at the foothills of these mountains is timeless. Cultures that would take you to Mesopotamia and its hanging gardens, sun baked bricks and lush oases. Travel to Morocco is in itself an experience yet an adventure that would enrich your life. Arts and crafts, music and dance, sacred and spiritual are year around festivals in Morocco.

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