Marrakech tops BA destination poll
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The Moroccan resort of Marrakech has been singled out as a top-tip destination for 2011, according to British Airways.
The airline, which begins services to the city from Gatwick Airport on March 27, has placed Marrakech at the forefront of its must-visit list.
American and Caribbean destinations also feature in BA’s 10 best travel tips, with San Diego second and New York third.
BA chief executive Willie Walsh said: “The response we’ve had to the launch of routes like the Maldives, Las Vegas and Marrakech has been incredible.
“We’ve seen destinations in the Caribbean and Indian Ocean becoming even more popular with leisure travellers looking for sun and relaxation. Those after 24-hour cities are heading towards New York, Las Vegas and Japan.
“Tourism and leisure travel is a crucial focus for us, so growing our holidays business is a major part of our business plan.”
While Marrakech, San Diego and New York head the list, the Caribbean resort of St Kitts & Nevis, Puerto Rico, Maldives, Japan, Las Vegas, Mauritius and St Lucia are also in the top ten.
Meanwhile, a list of popular destinations for 2011 compiled by holiday deal company Travelzoo also includes Las Vegas.
The American gambling town is one of five destinations picked out by the company. The others include Ireland, Tallinn in Estonia, Greece and the Cape Verde Islands.
Copyright Press Association 2011