TripAdvisor’s greatest destination

According to travel and booking website TripAdvisor, Bali has been crowned the best destination in the world.

TripAdvisor annually compiles a list of favourite destinations around the world for its Travellers’ Choice Awards. It does so by using an algorithm that takes into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions at destinations worldwide over a 12-month period.

As an affordable destination with global appeal and beautiful beaches, Bali easily topped the list – the only destination from the Asia-Pacific region in the top five.

The second-place destination Bali beat couldn’t be more different. After all, London is much less affordable and not at all known for its sunny climate or beautiful beaches.

London was number one on the list last year, but may have lost its spot because, for the first time since it began compiling the ratings, TripAdvisor took islands into account.

Six places inside the top 10 were taken by cities in Europe, while only one North American city, New York, was listed within the top 10.

Australia did not rate a mention in the top 25 destinations, but Sydney was considered Australia’s best destination, closely followed by Melbourne and Lord Howe Island.

Top 25 destinations around the world
1. Bali, Indonesia
2. London, United Kingdom
3. Paris, France
4. Rome, Italy
5. New York City, United States
6. Crete, Greece
7. Barcelona, Spain
8. Siem Reap, Cambodia
9. Prague, Czech Republic
10. Phuket, Thailand
11. Istanbul, Turkey
12. Jamaica
13. Hoi An, Vietnam
14. St. Petersburg, Russia
15. Roatan, Bay Islands
16. Marrakech, Morocco
17. Ambergris Caye, Belize Cayes
18. Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
19. St Maarten, St Martin
20. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
21. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
22. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
23. Kathmandu, Nepal
24. Bora Bora, Society Islands
25. Cusco, Peru

Top 10 destinations in Australia
1. Sydney
2. Melbourne
3. Lord Howe Island
4. Gold Coast
5. Magnetic Island
6. Noosa
7. Margaret River
8. Port Douglas
9. Exmouth
10. Airlie Beach



How many of the world’s top destinations have you visited? What were your favourites?

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Ben Hocking
Ben Hocking
Ben Hocking is a skilled writer and editor with interests and expertise in politics, government, Centrelink, finance, health, retirement income, superannuation, Wordle and sports.
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