Worlds best destination for 2019 from TripAdvisor


Worlds best destination for 2019 from TripAdvisor Call it a late wedding present. Last years royal knot tying between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has delivered a much needed boost to Brexit addled . The city has been named the best in the world in TripAdvisors annual Travelers Choice Awards, largely thanks to 2018s regal celebrations. London knocked protest hit Paris off the top slot in the ranking determined by reviews and ratings over the past 12 months for hotels, restaurants and experiences. TripAdvisor says the outcome is down to the spotlight of the royal wedding. “The global fascination with Harry and Meghan clearly has a powerful effect as this is the first time since 2016 that London has topped the world rankings,” TripAdvisor spokeswoman Hayley Coleman said in a statement. “With the couples new Royal baby due imminently, London may continue to reap the rewards of the Harry and Meghan effect into 2020,” she added. There was also a “significant rise” in bookings for royal focused experiences, TripAdvisor revealed, particularly for tours to see the Changing of the Guard, Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. Such attractions saw a year on year increase of between 94 percent and 231 percent , the website said. Laura Citron, CEO of Visit London the capitals official visitor guide said the ranking were a “true validation of the incredible hard work of our tourism industry, ensuring our visitors have exceptional experiences every single day of the year.” Paris took second place in TripAdvisors best rated travel destinations, with Rome coming in third, followed by Crete, Bali and Phuket. Meanwhile, 2019 was the first year New York which has been a long time favorite with travelers slipped out of TripAdvisors top 10 to rank as the 13th best rated destination in the world. Desiree Fish, TripAdvisors Vice President of Global Communications, said the Travelers Choice Awards “recognize major cities and islands that continue to deliver an outstanding experience and are beloved by our global community of travelers.” Here are the top 25 destinations in the world, according to the 2019 Travelers Choice Awards: 1. London, United Kingdom 2. Paris, France 4. Crete, Greece 5. Bali, Indonesia 6. Phuket, Thailand 7. Barcelona, Spain 8. Istanbul, Turkey 9. Marrakech, Morocco 10. Dubai, United Arab Emirates 11. Prague, Czech Republic 12. Siem Reap, Cambodia 13. New York City, New York 15. Hanoi, Vietnam 16. Tokyo, Japan 17. Playa del Carmen, Mexico 18. Lisbon, Portugal 19. Kathmandu, Nepal 20. Jaipur, India 21. Hurghada, Egypt 22. Hong Kong, China 24. Sydney, Australia 25. Tel Aviv, Israel

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