While already vastly well-liked, tourism chiefs on Bali goal to draw as much as 20 million guests to the tiny island by 2019

Bali has been named the world’s best tourist destination by TripAdvisor — the primary time the accolade has gone to an Asian destination.

The 2017 Trav­el­ers’ Choice awards prime 10 had been: Bali, In­accomplished­sia; 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 honour 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,” stated I Gde Pi­tana, deputy minister for worldwide tourism advertising on the Tourism Ministry.

He stated the award would additionally increase efforts to draw 20 million international vacationers to the tiny island by 2019. Besides Bali’s achievement, close by Lom­bok was additionally recognised as one the highest 10 locations in Asia.

For the Philippines, El Nico, Palawan was named at quantity six within the ‘destinations on the rise’ class, and White Beach in Boracay was named the 24th best seashore on the planet.

In February we additionally reported how the Philippines had dominated Conde Nast’s prime 20 most stunning seashores on the planet, taking first place (Boracay), second (Palawan) and fifth (Cebu). (Read extra right here)

Last week, we additionally introduced that Cebu Pacific was providing one-way flights from Sydney to Manila for less than $110 in a bid “to give Bali a run for its money.” The provide ended on Sunday.” (Details right here)

We have additionally reported on current issues that ongoing insurgency and issues over extrajudicial killings are threatening to dent the burgeoning Philippine tourism trade. (See right here and right here)

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

Source: philippineslifestyle