Tripadvisor®, the world’s largest travel platform, today announced the winners of the 2020 Travelers’ Choice® Awards for Destinations. The annual destination awards include two new categories. First, Trending, recognizes destinations that saw the biggest increase in positive reviews, booking interest and searches over the last year. Second, Emerging, looking ahead to what’s next — the destinations still ahead of the curve that travelers are already saving to their Trips on Tripadvisor, a great indicator of up and coming hotspots.
“We know the best trips are often inspired and guided by people like you who’ve been there before. The Trending and Emerging Destination winners are based on the feedback and growing interest from travelers on Tripadvisor and are therefore fantastic sources of inspiration and planning for discovering somewhere new,” said Neela Pal, VP of Brand for Tripadvisor. “From the hot destinations our Tripadvisor travelers are currently loving – to fascinating new places whetting the appetite of more adventurous explorers – these winners are all ones to watch, and hopefully visit!”
Bali has been recognized as the most popular destination (4th in the world), followed by Phuket (2), Goa (3), Bangkok (4), and Hanoi (5). Here’s the top 25 rankings.
Winners of the awards are chosen based on the quantity and quality of user reviews and ratings, and are now honored as “Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best”, Trip Advisor’s top 1 percent of listings.
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 increase in booking interest and searches across destinations worldwide. For the Emerging Destination category, year-over-year Saves data from Tripadvisor travelers were also factored into the methodology.
Travelers can “save” their travel ideas and plans on Tripadvisor by tapping the heart icon on places to stay, restaurants, and things to do. This lets travelers keep track of their travel plans and remember them for later. Travelers can also add their Saves to a Trip in order to see them on a map, organize their plans, add dates, and share their upcoming plans with travel companions, friends and family. Saves is a great indicator of what travelers are interested in doing in the future, as opposed to what they have done or are booking now.