Dubai is the number one destination in the world in 2023, according to Tripadvisor

Dubai has been ranked as the world’s most popular destination for holidaymakers in Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2023.

Known for its luxury hotels, buildings of all recordstraditional souks and family attractions, Dubai retained the title for the second consecutive year.

TripAdvisor’s annual awards are based on millions of reviews submitted to the platform by the global travel community.

“Dubai is a destination that blends modern culture with history, and adventure with world-class shopping and entertainment,” Tripadvisor said. “If you’re looking for thrills, you can float over the desert dunes in a hot air balloon, board a high-speed ride on IMG Adventure Worlds or parachute jump on the Palm Jumeirah.

This year’s winners were selected based on the quality and quantity of traveler ratings for accommodations, restaurants and things to do in destinations around the world between November 2021 and October 2022.

The first Global Travelers Ranking reflects the leadership’s vision to transform Dubai into the world’s leading destination for tourism and business, embodied by a key objective of the Dubai Economic Agenda D33. The Agenda’s goal of cementing Dubai’s status as one of the world’s top three cities for tourism and business signifies the leaders’ determination to make Dubai an undisputed leader not only as a leisure and of lifestyle, but also as a hub for connectivity, trade and investment. “, said Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai.

“Dubai’s diverse tourist attractions and hospitality offerings, combined with its emergence as a premier venue for global events and a magnet for talent and business, will continue to cement its status as a favorite among global travelers over the next decade.

The second most popular destination in the world, according to the travel community, was bali.

The scenic island destination has seen a drop in tourism during the pandemic due to strict Covid-19 regulations in place across Indonesia. But the tourist hotspot has recovered well and Tripadvisor called the destination “a living postcard, an Indonesian paradise that looks like a fantasy”.

“Soak in the sun on a stretch of soft white sand, or commune with tropical creatures as you snorkel along coral ridges or the colorful wreckage of a World War II warship,” he said. he declares.

Bali also topped the list of most searched destinations recently released by Airbnb, as the accommodation platform found that international travelers flocked to Kuta on the southwest coast of the island.

The British capital came third and retained first place in Europe. “From the swagger of Shoreditch to the punky vibe of Camden to chic Portobello Road, London is many worlds rolled into one,” Tripadvisor said. “The energy of the city means that no two days are alike.

Rome in Italy placed fourth and the French capital Paris placed fifth.

Tripadvisor’s Most Popular Destinations of 2023

The Trevi Fountain in Rome.  Unsplash
  1. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  2. Bali, Indonesia
  3. London, UK
  4. Roma, Italy
  5. Paris, France
  6. Cancun, Mexico
  7. Crete, Greece
  8. Marrakech, Morocco
  9. Dominican Republic
  10. Istanbul, Turkey

“We have seen a resurgence in travel demand in 2022, and the outlook for this year is promising,” said Sarah Firshein, editorial manager at Tripadvisor.

“Long-haul travel is back and we are seeing many travelers excited to be planning trips to Asia and the Pacific region for the first time in several years. Cities like Paris and London, which may have taken a back seat to less populated destinations throughout the pandemic, are back on travelers’ minds, while remote parts of the United States like Alaska and previously restricted countries like Cuba are also piqued a lot of interest.”

Cuba is Tripadvisor’s trending destination for 2023

Vintage American cars parked outside the Hotel Inglaterra in Havana, Cuba.  AFP

The travel website has also listed its upcoming destinations for this year.

Cuba ranked first in the Trending Destinations category, with the strongest year-over-year growth in interest. “The island offers fascinating opportunities for cultural exchange…and simply amazing beaches. Havana is a balance of old world architecture and contemporary nightlife,” Tripadvisor said.

It was followed by Vietnam’s Hoi An in second place, and the East African island nation Mauritius, who placed third. Asia dominated the category, accounting for half of the top 10 spots with Siem Reap, Chiang Mai, Baku and Kathmandu all making the top 10 trending destinations list.

Updated: January 18, 2023, 11:08 a.m.

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