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Bali named world's best destination by TripAdvisor

Bagus Saragih
Bagus Saragih

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, March 21, 2017  /  07:23 pm
Bali named world's best destination by TripAdvisor

A sunset in Bali. (Shutterstock/File)

TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking website, has named Bali as the global winner of its 2017 Travelers' Choice Awards for destinations.

"We're excited to reveal our community's favorite travel destinations for 2017 and recognize these iconic places with Travelers' Choice awards," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor in a press release.

Tourists watch a traditional Balinese Kecak Dance at Uluwatu Temple in Bali. ( Mazurkevich/File)

Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions across destinations worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period. The awards honor 418 outstanding destinations in 24 lists across the globe.

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New York City, meanwhile, ranks number one in the US for the seventh consecutive year.

Here is the complete list of traveler's destination choice according to TripAdvisor:

  1. Bali, Indonesia
  2. London, United Kingdom
  3. Paris, France
  4. Rome, Italy
  5. New York City, United States
  6. Crete, Greec
  7. Barcelona, Spain
  8. Siem Reap, Cambodia
  9. Prague, Czech Republic
  10. Phuket, Thailand

Green Bowl Beach, the southernmost point of Bali.( Margi)