Bali tourism

A overseas vacationer sunbathes on Kuta seaside, Bali island. AFP FILE PHOTO

JAKARTA—Bali has set a brand new con­ti­nen­tal document, turning into the primary Asian destination to be declared the world’s greatest vacationer destination by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest journey website.

The plan­ning and e-book­ing journey net­website hon­ored Bali because the win­ner of its 2017 Trav­el­ers’ Choice™ awards for des­ti­na­tions the world over at a cer­e­mony held in Seminyak, Bali, on Thurs­day night time. The re­kind is­land leads amongst 418 out­stand­ing des­ti­na­tions throughout the globe.

According to the checklist, the top 10 Trav­el­ers’ Choice Des­ti­na­tions on the earth are: Bali, In­performed­sia; London, United King­dom; Paris, France; Rome, Italy; New York City, United States; Crete, Greece; Barcelona, Spain; Siem Reap, Cam­bo­dia; Prague, Czech Repub­lic; and Phuket, Thai­land.

“It is really an honor for us to be chosen as the best in the world this year. I believe this award will strengthen our position as a tourism destination,” mentioned I Gde Pi­tana, deputy minister for worldwide tourism advertising on the Tourism Ministry.

He mentioned the award would additionally enhance the federal government’s efforts to achieve the goal of 20 million overseas vacationers by 2019.

Besides Bali’s achievement, Lom­bok was additionally awarded as one the top 10 locations in Asia.

TripAdvisor spokesperson for AsiaPacific, Sarah Mathews, mentioned Bali was a destination with topnotch experiences for each kind of traveler, be they pure, cultural or gastronomical, and thus most customers tended to need to share these experiences with the world.

“User-generated content plays such a key role in traveler discovery and we encourage more travelers to share their wonderful Bali experiences with other global users on TripAdvisor to encourage them to visit the is­land,” Sarah mentioned.

Global critiques and opinions on TripAdvisor have now crossed the 500 million milestone, with the location and app receiving 290 contributions of content material each minute.

Bali has seen regular year-on-year progress in consumer critiques throughout all three classes — lodging (25%), sights (38%) and eateries (38%) — indicating sustained world curiosity within the full spectrum of tourism choices on the island.

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