Marrakech tops BA must-visit list

Jan 20, 2011 BY Alice Cuninghame

A major airline has placed the Moroccan resort of Marrakech at the top of its must-visit list. The destination has been named as the place to see in 2011 by British Airways, which will start flights to the city on March 28, 2011.

In second place on BA’s best travel tips was San Diego in southern California, followed by New York. The list was full with American tourist spots and Caribbean locations where sailing enthusiasts go to enjoy well earned sailing holidays.

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 holiday business is a major part of our business plan.’

These are BA’s top tips for 2011:

1. Marrakech

2. San Diego

3. New York

4. St Kitts & Nevis, Caribbean

5. Puerto Rico

6. Maldives

7. Japan

8. Las Vegas

9. Mauritius

10. St Lucia


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