List of top 10 destinations of 2017 is based upon Traveler’s Choice awards by Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor advice are based upon over 500 millions reviews and rating. Not only destinations but Tripadvisor also give advice on hotels, restaurants, low airfares and other attractions. Tripadvisor is an American Travel website company founded by Stephen Kaufer in February 2000 at Needham Massachusetts of United States with the motto of “Know better, book better and go better”. The world’s largest travel site awarded top destinations of 2017 according to popularity of destination and Traveler’s Choice. These awards were according to quality and quantity of reviews and ratings of hotels, restaurant and attractions gathered worldwide within 12 months period.
List of top 10 destinations is below:
1. BALI – INDONESIA
Bali is an Indonesian island known for its art, culture and recreation. Bali is the most popular island holiday destination in the Indonesian archipelago. Bali is also known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. It is also home of religious sites such as Cliffside Uluwatu Temple. In recent days Bali is also famous for its yoga and meditation retreats. Bali is almost totally depends upon tourism. Around 80% of its economy depends upon tourist related activities. Tripadvisor awards Bali on top of world’s best destinations in its Traveler’s Choice award 2017.
2. LONDON – UNITED KINGDOM
London is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. According to Traveler’s Choice awards of Tripadvisor London is at second position in the list of top 10 destinations of 2017. Last year London witnessed around 20 million visitors. Buckingham Palace is one of the most popular tourist attractions of London. Other places which make London world’s best tourist destinations are Tower of London, Big Ben, London Eye, River Thames, and Tower Bridge etc. This is a small list but there is much more to do in London. London is a diversified place where people from all communities lives together.
3. PARIS – FRANCE
Paris is capital of France and it is one of the major tourist attractions of the world. Tourism is the major source of income in Paris and it is among the most visited cities in world. One of the most popular places of attraction of Paris is Eiffel Tower, which is also acknowledged as the universal symbol of Paris and France. Other places to visit in Paris are Arc de Triomphe, Orsay Museum, Louvre Museum, Disneyland Paris, Norte –Dame de Paris and The Sainte Chapelle. Paris is at number three of the top 10 destinations of 2017 according to Traveler’s Choice award.
4. ROME – ITALY
Due to the immensity of its archaeological and art treasures Rome is one of the most famous tourist destinations of the world. Rome is at 4th position in the Traveler’s Choice award 2017. Vatican Museum and Colosseum are the two most popular tourist destinations of Rome. Some of other popular places of tourist attractions are St. Peter’s Basilica, Forum Romanum, Villa Borghese Gardens, Palazzo Barberini, Lateran Palace, The Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, The Spanish steps.
5. NEW YORK CITY – NEW YORK
In number five of Traveler’s Choice award of best destinations, New York City is there. New York City receives over 60 million foreign and inbound tourists each year. New York City has become one of the top family tourist destinations over the years. There are lots of educations and fun family attractions in New York City. Some of major destinations are Empire State Building, Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Times Square, New York City comprises 5 boroughs setting where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean.
6. CRETE – GREECE
Crete is the largest island in Greece and also knows for its varied terrain, which ranges from fine sand beaches at Elafonisi to the White Mountains. Crete is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece. There is significant increase in number of tourist due to its popular attractions and archaeological sites and Minoan Civilization, The Venetian Old city and port of Chania, The Venetian Castle, Gorge of Samaria, Island of Chrysi, Elafonisi and Palm Beach of Vai. And due to its beauties and treasures Crete is one of the top best destination of 2017 Traveler’s Choice award.
7. BARCELONA – SPAIN
At number seven of Traveler’s Choice award for top best destinations of world 2017 is Barcelona. Barcelona has become one of the main tourist destinations of Spain. Barcelona sited between the sea and the mountains. Barcelona is full of charm. Some of the main tourist attractions of Barcelona are Sagrada Familia, Las Ramblas, The Magic Fountain of Montjuic, La Pedrera, Barcelona FC Museum, and Picasso Museum. Barcelona attracts lots of tourist every year due to its stunning seaside city and life style.
8. SIEM REAP – CAMBODIA
Siem Reap is the major tourist hub in Cambodia because it is the closest city to the world famous temple of Angkor. Siem Reap is a fast growing city plenty of new hotels, restaurant and nightclubs. Siem Reap in Cambodia is the primary gateway for the Angkor Archaeological Park, among its other places of interest are Angkor Wat, Bayon Temple, Ta Prohm, Angkor Thom, Bunteay Srei, Preah Khan and Backstreet Academy. This beautiful place attracts million of visitors every year and it was awarded one of the best tourist destinations by Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice.
9. PRAGUE – CZECH REPUBLIC
On ninth number of Traveler’s Choice award Prague of Czech Republic is among top destinations of 2017. Prague is also known as “the city of a Hundred Spires”. Prague is the capital of Czech Republic and one of the largest city. Prague is a place of historical and cultural sites. Some of the best tourist attractions of Prague are Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, St Vitus Cathedral, Prague Astronomical Clock, Old Town Square, Petrin Lookout Tower, Dancing House and Clementinum.
10. PHUKET – THAILAND
Phuket is at number ten according to Traveler’s Choice award for best tourist destinations of 2017. Phuket is a rainforest, mountainous island in Andaman Sea. Phuket has some popular beaches with clear water of the western shore. Some of the major tourist points of Phuket are Patong, Karon Beach, Phuket Fanta Sea, Wat Chalong, Big Buddha Phuket, Siam Niramit etc. Because of its natural reserves Phuket is among the top destinations. This place holds a special place in million of visitors who visit this beautiful place.
Among these top 10 destinations by Tripadivsor, Traveler’s Choice some other places are Istanbul – Turkey, Jamaica, Hoi An – Vietnam, St. Petersburg – Russia, Roatan – Bay Island, Marrakech – Morocco, Ambergris Caye – Belize Cayes, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil, St. Maarten – St. Martin, Playa del Carmen – Mexico, Dubai- United Arab Emirates, Grand Cayman- Cayman Islands, Kathmandu – Nepal, Bora Bora – Society Island and Cusco of Peru.