London bested Paris to obtain the first spot as the top destination in the world on TripAdvisor’s annual Traveller’s Choice Awards, 2019. The awards were based on the experiences and reviews of users over a span of 12 months. Where London and Paris occupied the first two positions, New York and Prague slipped out of the top ten. Phuket made a surprising entry on the list as the rest remain same, though slightly shuffled.
On London being voted as the Best Traveller’s Choice Destination, Laura Citron, CEO of VisitLondon expressed her gratitude and praised her tourism industry. “To have the world’s largest travel site’s community name London as the best-rated destination in the world is a true validation of the incredible hard work of our tourism industry, ensuring our visitors have exceptional experiences every single day of the year.”
Here’s our take on the Top Ten Traveller’s Choice Destinations and why they were chosen.
Top Ten Traveller’s Choice Destinations:
London, United Kingdom
Last year’s runner up, London has been the perfect getaway for tourists in 2019. A world in the city, London has something for everyone, from art and architecture to fashion and food.
The recent, highly anticipated Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wedding also played a role in boosting the city’s tourism.
Paris has always been submerged in romance while exhibiting its love for fashion.
From the Eiffel Tower to the broad Arc de Triomphe to the Notre Dame cathedral, the city offers you spectacular views and continues to be one of the most visited destinations. Here’s how to convince your friends for a holiday in Paris.
Backed by one of the greatest historical pasts, Rome is rightly coined as “the canvas of European art”. Witness the colosseums, wish your heart out in the Trevi Fountain or visit the Sistine Chapel, Rome cannot be explored in a day.
Greece’s largest island, Crete is rich with contrasts. It provides developed tourist areas with resorts while still maintaining the quiet coves for wanderers. The island flaunts beaches, nightlife, adventure sports while protecting the solitude this city is famed for.
Also known as the ‘Island of Gods’, Bali’s tropical paradise beaches have been attracting people from all over the world. A soothing and calming experience, Bali is a perfect family getaway. You can visit the village of Ubud and its culture, explore Jimbaran’s beaches and livelihood or relax in the resort area of Lovina. The choice is yours.
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A holiday in Phuket can be a lazy afternoon on the beach, a boat ride to the beautiful Koh Phi Phi, an adventurous adrenalin pumping undersea sport or a hedonic nightlife in the interim towns. Phuket is open for exploration.
Barcelona, the playground of Artists and Architects, exhibits culture, history and food. Witness Gaudi’s modernist architecture in Park Guell and enjoy the famous Flamenco show. Apart from this, Football fans can visit Camp Nou, the home ground of FCB and learn the history behind the making of one of the greatest Football Clubs.
Flaunting the appetizing street food in a scintillating evening, Istanbul smells of the famous Turkish essence. A cultural mix, hospitality is no joke for these Turks. Here are Top Ten mosques in Istanbul you must visit.
This Red City is a complete, exotic package which barely stops. From lively marketplaces to beautiful gardens, palaces and mosques, Marrakech appeals to the explorer in you.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The city of Dubai has grown to be an epitome of progress. Skylines such as Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab or The Dubai Mall make this an ultramodern city. However, there’s more to the rich UAE culture than the skyscrapers of Dubai, and once you scratch the surface, you find out why this glittering city makes it to the top ten destinations’ list.