Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017
According to the Travellers Choice Award by Tripadvisor, Bali has managed to bag the position of “best tourism destination in the world” in 2017. Bali has surpassed major competitors in the list like London, Paris, Rome, New York, Kreta, Barcelona, Siem Reap, Prague and Phuket. However, TripAdvisor didn’t provide the details as to why Bali was named the best tourist destination. Since 2002, TripAdvisor has been giving awards for best tourism destination, hotels and beaches.
The award was based on assessment made by travelers from around the world on criteria like services, quality and customer satisfaction level. According to Chief of Bali Indonesian Tourism Industry Association (GIPI) Ida Bagus Agung Partha Adnyana who praised this award, “The award belongs to all Balinese people for being nominated as the best tourism destination in the world.”
He said that this recognition was indeed special because the Island won in the most prestigious category: The Best Tourism Destination in the World. Previously, Bali had only won the Best Island and destination for the Asian region. However, Bali’s beaches failed to be nominated as one of the world’s best beaches.