For their 34th annual survey, the “Readers’ Choice Awards” joined hands with registered voters to vote for their favorite countries around the world. “As the world began to reopen and readjust, the results reflect the types of places voters wanted to visit when they couldn’t travel and which ones they returned to first once they could”, said Condé Nast Traveler, initiator of the investigation.
Note that Morocco is in fourth position behind, in order, Portugal, New Zealand and Japan. The World Top 5 is completed by Sri Lanka.
And regarding the Kingdom, “Condé Nast Traveler” explains that “for foreign travelers, Morocco has always been a gateway, not only to the African continent but to the Arab world as a whole. It’s easy to relate the centuries-old appeal of its riads, bustling markets and labyrinthine medinas, without ignoring its equally vibrant 21st century culture.
Nowadays, designers of all stripes, including boutique hoteliers, jewelry designers, textile makers and visual artists, draw inspiration from traditional motifs while looking to the future, with Marrakech and Tangier becoming ‘hot spots’ for design lovers. The Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakech, inaugurated in 2017, has become a must-see for fashionistas, and the ocher city now ranks among the most important contemporary art poles in Africa, thanks to new places such as the Al Maaden Museum of Contemporary African Art or the Comptoir des Mines.