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
“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
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
2. Istanbul, Turkey (+1) TripAdvisor average nightly rate of all bookable
hotels in Istanbul: S$127.
Reason to book now: Ubud Food Festival: 27-29 May
“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