ITS–TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking website, has named Bali as the global winner of its 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards for destinations.
“Best destination 2017 is Bali, Indonesia. We’re excited to reveal our community’s favorite travel destinations for 2017 and recognize these iconic places with Travelers’ Choice awards,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor in a press release.
“Bali now has topped global cities which have long been recognized as the most favorite destinations,” Indonesian Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said in response to the award on Bali.
This result strengthens Indonesia’s confidence to speed up the development in tourism, which has been set as the nation’s “core economy sector,” he added.
Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions across destinations worldwide, athered over a 12-month period. The awards honor 418 outstanding destinations in 24 lists across the globe.
New York City, meanwhile, ranks number one in the US for the seventh consecutive year.
Here is the complete list of traveler’s destination choice according to TripAdvisor:
- Bali, Indonesia
- London, United Kingdom
- Paris, France
- Rome, Italy
- New York City, United States
- Crete, Greec
- Barcelona, Spain
- Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Prague, Czech Republic
- Phuket, Thailand