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London Ranks as World’s No. 1 Destination; Siem Reap, Hanoi and Ubud in Top 10

[HD videos below] TripAdvisor has announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice awards for destinations, recognising travellers’ favourite places around the world.

Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions in destinations worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period, as well as traveller booking interest on TripAdvisor.

In Asia, Siem Reap, Hanoi and Ubud in Bali feature as top destinations in the world, coming in 5th, 8th and 10th respectively.

 Indonesian Minister of Tourism, H.E. Mr. Arief Yahya [pictured], said, “It's really great to know how Ubud, once a hidden paradise in Bali, has now become a top destination in itself. And this is exactly the kind of experience this archipelago is all about. It is more than just a place to visit, but a haven, a source of peacefulness for everyone who keen to explore it further.”

TripAdvisor has also identified top-rated hotels as well as popular tours, iconic attractions and upcoming events to offer travellers a glimpse into the great things they can discover when they visit these award-winning destinations.

Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Destinations – World

+/- denotes change in ranking year-over-year, destinations with no change are marked accordingly.

1. London, United Kingdom (+5) TripAdvisor average nightly rate of all bookable hotels in London: S$282.

Top-rated hotel in London: The Milestone Hotel, bookable on TripAdvisor for an average of S$697 per night.

Reason to book now: Urban Food Festival, Shoreditch High Street, East London. Occurs every Saturday from noon until midnight.

2. Istanbul, Turkey (+1) TripAdvisor average nightly rate of all bookable hotels in Istanbul: S$127.

Top-rated hotel in Istanbul: World Heritage Hotel Istanbul, bookable on TripAdvisor for an average of S$162 per night.

Reason to book now: Istanbul Tulip Festival – late March through April.

3. Marrakech, Morocco (-2) TripAdvisor average nightly rate of all bookable hotels in Marrakech: S$142.

Top-rated hotel in Marrakech: Riad Kheirredine, bookable on TripAdvisor for an average of S$274 per night.

Reason to book now: Alwan'Art: 15-19 April 2016.

4. Paris, France (+5) TripAdvisor average nightly rate of all bookable hotels in Paris: S$234.

Top-rated hotel in Paris: Le Bristol Paris, bookable on TripAdvisor for an average of S$1,508 per night.

Reason to book now: Musical Fountains Show at the Palace of Versailles: 25 March – 30 October 2016.

5. Siem Reap, Cambodia (-3) TripAdvisor average nightly rate of all bookable hotels in Siem Reap: S$87.

Top-rated hotel in Siem Reap: The Privilege Floor @Lotus Blanc, bookable on TripAdvisor for an average of S$185 per night.

Reason to book now: Khmer New Year: 13-16 April 2016.

Watch: Cambodia Tourism Press Conference at ASEAN Tourism Forum 2016 - HD Video.

6. Prague, Czech Republic (-1) TripAdvisor average nightly rate of all bookable hotels in Prague: S$128.

Top-rated hotel in Prague: Hotel Residence Agnes, bookable on TripAdvisor for an average of S$271 per night.

Reason to book now: St. Matthew’s Fair: 20 February - 17 April 2016.

7. Rome, Italy (no YoY change) TripAdvisor Average nightly rate of all bookable hotels in Rome: S$191.

Top-rated hotel in Rome: Portrait Roma, bookable on TripAdvisor for an average of S$1,069 per night.

Reason to book now: Festa Natale di Roma (Rome’s birthday celebrations): 21 April 2016.

8. Hanoi, Vietnam (-4) TripAdvisor average nightly rate of all bookable hotels in Hanoi: S$105.

Top-rated hotel in Hanoi: Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa, bookable on TripAdvisor for an average of S$144 per night.

Reason to book now: Summer Solstice Day (Tet Doan Ngo): 9 June 2016.

9. New York City, USA (+2) TripAdvisor average nightly rate of all bookable hotels in New York City: S$444.

Top-rated hotel in New York City: Casablanca Hotel Times Square, bookable on TripAdvisor for an average of S$545 per night.

Reason to book now: Macy’s Flower Show “America the Beautiful,” Macy’s Herald Square, 151 W 34th Street: 20 March – 3 April 2016.

10. Ubud, Indonesia (+5) TripAdvisor average nightly rate of all bookable hotels in Ubud: S$183.

Top-rated hotel in Ubud: Wapa di Ume Resort and Spa, bookable on TripAdvisor for an average of S$307 per night.

Reason to book now: Ubud Food Festival: 27-29 May 2016.

“The Travellers’ Choice Destination awards are amazing locales that are globally ranked based on traveller feedback and booking interest on TripAdvisor,” said Janice Lee Fang, Communications Director of TripAdvisor, Asia Pacific. “For travellers in Asia who are planning a holiday from June through to August, now is a great time to book a trip on TripAdvisor to one of these top-rated destinations when hotel prices are not yet at their peak.”

Indonesia Tourism Press Conference at ATF 2016 - HD Video

Cambodia Tourism Press Conference at ATF 2016 - HD Video

 

HD Videos from ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2016 in Manila, Philippines: Philippine Airlines HD Video Interview with Jaime J. Bautista, President & COO, Philippines Tourism Press Conference / Update at ATF 2016, Sharia Law and Brunei Tourism Question at ATF 2016 in Manila, Indonesia Tourism Press Conference at ATF 2016, Cambodia Tourism Press Conference at ATF 2016, Tourism Authority of Thailand Press Conference at ATF 2016, Premier Inn's Expansion Plans for Asia Pacific - HD Video Interview at ATF 2016, HD Video Interview with Bambi M. Samson, Director of Sales, One of Collection (Philippines), Laos Tourism Press Conference at ATF 2016, Myanmar Tourism Press Conference at ATF 2016 and Exclusive HD Video Interview with Bruno Cristol GM of Dusit Thani Manila, as well as many other HD Videos.

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