Tripadvisor®, the world’s largest travel platform, has announced the winners of its annual Travellers’ Choice® Best of the Best Awards for Destinations.
Divided into four categories, the awards reveal where travellers ventured in 2020, while travel was open, as well as where they dreamed of going while the pandemic kept them stuck at home.
Bali takes top spot in the Popular Destinations category, rising from fourth place last year. It dethrones London from the top spot, relegating the capital to second place.
St Ives in Cornwall is named fifth in the world’s Emerging Destinations list – the places travellers want to visit next – and is the only UK destination to be featured. Topping the list is the Caribbean island of Martinique, followed by Panama City Beach in the United States and Brazil’s Armacao dos Buzios.
In another victory for Yorkshire this year, York ranks 22nd in the world’s top Trending Destinations. This category recognises destinations that saw the biggest increase in positive ratings and reviews over the last year, meaning they actually grew in popularity during the pandemic. Cabo San Lucas in Mexico tops the list, while Corsica in France and Doha in Qatar take second and third place respectively.
Finally, in the very first year that National Parks are featured in the awards, The Yorkshire Dales National Park takes the title of Europe’s best and 11th in the world. The Peak District National Park places fourth in Europe and 24th in the world and continuing the UK’s success in this category, the New Forest National Park in Hampshire takes the fifth spot among Europe’s best. In a very different vein, the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania was voted the world’s best.