Bali captures two TripAdvisor awards

SINGAPORE, 22 March 2017: Bali once again tops international awards, this time TripAdvisor’s Travellers Choice Awards for Best Destinations in Asia and also the world.

The popular island destination in Indonesia was followed in second place on the Asia list by Cambodia’s Siem Reap, home to the World Heritage site of Angkor Wat.

Thailand famed for its mass tourism, that packs in more than 32 million tourists annually, had three destinations in the top 10 list for Asia; third placed Phuket, seventh placed Samui  and eighth placed Bangkok. 

Bali also topped TripAdvisor’s top world list ahead of London, Paris, Rome and New York. Heritage gem, Siem Reap, joined the world listing in eighth place, while Phuket a playground for beach lovers crept into the world listing in 10th place.

TripAdvisor announced the winners 21 March.

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.

The awards honour 418 outstanding destinations in 24 lists, worldwide.

TripAdvisor has also identified top-rated hotels, iconic attractions and popular restaurants that travellers love when they visit Asia’s award-winning destinations.

Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Destinations in Asia:

(All prices are in US Dollars)

  1. Bali, Indonesia (average nightly rate of all bookable hotels in Bali: USD206)
  2. Siem Reap, Cambodia (average nightly rate of all bookable hotels in Siem Reap: USD99)
  3. Phuket, Thailand (TripAdvisor average nightly rate of all bookable hotels in Phuket: USD99)
  4. Hoi An, Vietnam (TripAdvisor average nightly rate of all bookable hotels in Hoi An: USD71)
  5. Kathmandu, Nepal (TripAdvisor average nightly rate of all bookable hotels in Kathmandu: USD62)
  6. Hanoi, Vietnam (TripAdvisor average nightly rate of all bookable hotels in Hanoi: USD68)
  7. Samui, Thailand (TripAdvisor average nightly rate of all bookable hotels in Ko Samui: USD475)
  8. Bangkok, Thailand (TripAdvisor average nightly rate of all bookable hotels in Bangkok: USD111)
  9. Lombok, Indonesia (TripAdvisor average nightly rate of all bookable hotels in Lombok: USD130)
  10.  Tokyo, Japan (TripAdvisor average nightly rate of all bookable hotels in Tokyo: USD75)

Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Destinations – World:

(All prices are in US Dollars)

  1. Bali, Indonesia (TripAdvisor average nightly rate of all bookable hotels in Bali: USD206)
  2. London, United Kingdom (TripAdvisor average nightly rate1 of all bookable hotels in London:USD259)
  3. Paris, France (TripAdvisor average nightly rate of all bookable hotels in Paris: USD229)
  4. Rome, Italy (TripAdvisor Average nightly rate of all bookable hotels in Rome: USD213)
  5. New York City, U.S. (TripAdvisor average nightly rate of all bookable hotels in New York City: USD349)
  6. Crete, Greece (TripAdvisor average nightly rate of all bookable hotels in Crete: USD77)
  7. Barcelona, Spain (TripAdvisor average nightly rate of all bookable hotels in Barcelona: USD216)
  8. Siem Reap, Cambodia (TripAdvisor average nightly rate of all bookable hotels in Siem Reap: USD99)
  9. Prague, Czech Republic (TripAdvisor average nightly rate of all bookable hotels in Prague: USD149)
  10. Phuket, Thailand (TripAdvisor average nightly rate of all bookable hotels in Phuket: USD99)

Travellers can read reviews and opinions and book their next trip at: www.tripadvisor.com.

(Note: Average nightly rates of bookable hotels in award-winning destinations are for 1 March to 31 August, 2017, aggregated from booking partners)