TRIPADVISOR ANNOUNCES 2020 TRAVELLERS’ CHOICE BEST OF THE BEST AWARDS FOR DESTINATIONS
NEW DELHI: Tripadvisor® the world’s largest travel site, today announced the winners of the 2020 Travellers’ Choice Destination Awards. The awards include two new categories: Trending, recognizing traveler-loved destinations that are on the rise, having seen the biggest spikes in positive reviews and ratings over the last year, and Emerging – looking ahead to what’s next — the destinations still ahead of the curve that smart travelers are already saving to their Trips on Tripadvisor, a great indicator of up and coming hotspots.
“It’s fantastic to see Indian destinations making their presence felt on the world map and given this achievement is based on feedback and growing interest from travelers, it becomes even more noteworthy! Everyone seeks inspiration from various quarters while planning their travel and the best trips often turn out to be inspired and guided by people similar to you who’ve been there before. I am confident the Travellers’ Choice Destinations list will impel travelers across the globe to plan travel to some very fascinating places” said Nikhil Ganju, Country Manager, Tripadvisor India.
World #1 Trending Destination
This Indian port city has earned its bucket list status, seeing the biggest spike in top reviews, ratings and traveler interest on Tripadvisor over the last year. A blending of small villages on the southwestern coast created the current incarnation of Kochi (or Cochin), where sunset strolls, sampling fresh fish from seaside vendors and boat rides through the islands just offshore are all part of the charm. While travelers to India may have traditionally prioritized trips to the nation’s mega-cities, those in the know are seeking out the smaller city of Kochi — a destination filled with cool cafes, art centers and stunning historic sites, including beautiful Portuguese-built churches and forts.
“It is a proud moment for Kerala Tourism that our Kochi is named the world’s number one Trending destination on Tripadvisor. It is to the credit of excellent tourism marketing and promotion strategy of government and enterprising tourism industry partners. This achievement will propel Kochi and Kerala to great heights in the Tourism sector” said Kadakampally Surendran, Minister for Tourism, Kerala.
Top 25 Global Trending
Destinations – See full descriptions at Tripadvisor
Kaliningrad: World #1
Kaliningrad, a tiny sliver of Russia trapped between the Baltic Sea, Poland, and Lithuania – have been revealed as the top Emerging Destination for 2020, according to Tripadvisor data based on review, interest and ‘Saves’ on the platform. And thanks to a simplified e-visa process that Russia introduced in 2019, it’s now easier than ever to visit. And travelers are taking full advantage, exploring a stunning city that blends the culture and architecture of eastern Europe and Russia together like nowhere else.
Top 25 Emerging Destinations
in the World
Trending and Emerging Destination award-winners were determined using an algorithm that measured year-over-year increase in positive Tripadvisor traveler review ratings for accommodations, restaurants, and attractions, and increases in booking interest and searches across destinations worldwide. For the Emerging Destination category, year-over-year Save data from Tripadvisor travelers were also factored into the methodology. Travelers can save travel ideas and plans by tapping the heart icon on places to stay, restaurants, and things to do, letting travelers keep track of their plans, and remember them for later.
The most memorable trips are often inspired and guided by people like you who’ve been there before. To help plan your best trip check out reviews, photos and forum posts from travelers like you. To see all 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Destination winners, including Popular destinations and Beaches visit www.tripadvisor.in/TravellersChoice-Destinations
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