Tanah Lot in Bali is cónidered as one of the island's most popular destinations (Photo: Jakarta Post file photo)
   
Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesia’s resort island of Bali has been given the World’s Best Destination Award 2017 by the well-known travel reviewer website TripAdvisor.

The winner of the award came up from millions of opinions and reviews submitted by readers over destinations listed in the programme which later ranked by TripAdvisor.

TripAdvisor reviews three main categories of accommodation, tour attractions and restaurant. 

The title makes Bali the first Asian destination to earn TripAdvisor World's Best Destination, surprisingly brushing aside London (UK), Paris (France), Rome (Italy), New York (US), Crete (Greece), Barcelona (Spain), Siem Reap (Cambodia), Prague (Czech Republic) and Phuket (Thailand) which were listed in TripAdvisor's top 10 world destinations.

Bali is a tour destination that provides the best experiences for all kinds of visitors, including for those eager to see natural views, cultural attraction as well as for gastronomic enthusiasts. No wonder they always wanted to share what they had been experienced in Bali to the world, said Sarah Mathews, TripAdvisor Asia Pacific Head of Destination Marketing.

With this title, Bali is expected to help the Indonesian government achieve its target of welcoming 20 million foreign tourists in 2019. 

Besides Bali, TripAdvisor also puts Lombok, a destination near Bali, as one of the best 10 Asian destinations this year.-VNA