Bali has set another continental record, becoming the main Asian destination to be declared the world’s best traveler destination by TripAdvisor, the universes biggest travel site.
The planning and booking travel website honored Bali as the winner of its 2017 Travelers’ Choice™ grants for destinations over the world at a ceremony held in Seminyak, Bali, on Thursday night.
The resort island leads among 418 outstanding destinations over the globe.
According to the rundown, the main 10 Travelers’ Choice Destinations on the planet are: Bali, Indonesia; London, United Kingdom; Paris, France; Rome, Italy; New York City, United States; Crete, Greece; Barcelona, Spain; Siem Reap, Cambodia; Prague, Czech Republic; and Phuket, Thailand.
“It is really a respect for us to be chosen as the best on the planet this year. I believe this honor will fortify our position as a tourism destination,” said I Gde Pitana, representative minister for international tourism marketing at the Tourism Ministry.
He said the honor would likewise support the government’s efforts to come to the target of 20 million foreign vacationers by 2019.
Besides Bali’s achievement, Lombok was additionally granted as one the main 10 destinations in Asia.
TripAdvisor spokesperson for Asia-Pacific, Sarah Mathews, said Bali was a destination with topnotch experiences for every sort of traveler, be they natural, cultural or gastronomical, and subsequently most clients tended to need to impart these experiences to the world.
“Client generated content assumes such a key part in traveler discovery and we encourage more travelers to impart their wonderful Bali experiences to other worldwide clients on TripAdvisor to encourage them to visit the island,” Sarah said.
Worldwide reviews and opinions on TripAdvisor have now crossed the 500 million milestone, with the site and application receiving 290 contributions of content every minute.
Bali has seen unfaltering yearon-year development in client reviews over every one of the three categories – accommodation (25 for each penny), attractions (38 for every penny) and eateries (38 for each penny) – indicating sustained worldwide interest in the full spectrum of tourism offerings on the island.
In Bali, the most reviewed accommodation options on TripAdvisor are Padma Resort Legian, Nusa Dua Beach Hotel and Spa and Melia Bali Indonesia, while the most reviewed restaurants are Potato Head Beach Club, Ku De Ta and La Lucciola.
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud, Waterbom Bali in Kuta and Tanah Lot Temple in Tabanan are the most reviewed visitor attractions.
Grant winners are determined using an algorithm that takes into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions in destinations worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period, and also traveler booking interest on TripAdvisor.
TripAdvisor’s top source market for Bali is China with a hunt interest on the site that has increased by 73 percent year-onyear, followed by The Netherlands at 57 percent and India at 37 percent.