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TripAdvisor announces top destinations around the globe in 2017 Travelers' Choice Awards

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Bali is #1 in the world and New York City tops U.S. ranking, based on traveler reviews and booking interest.

NEEDHAM, MASS. - TripAdvisor announced the winners of its Travelers' Choice awards for destinations, recognizing travelers' favorite places around the world. This year, Bali, Indonesia is the global winner and New York City ranks number one in the U.S. for the seventh consecutive year.

Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions in destinations worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period, as well as traveler booking interest on TripAdvisor. The awards honor 418 outstanding destinations in 24 lists across the globe.

"We're excited to reveal our community's favorite travel destinations for 2017 and recognize these iconic places with Travelers' Choice awards," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. "Travelers wanting to explore these fabulous destinations can shop for amazing attractions and tours on TripAdvisor and compare hotel prices that are up to 24% less when booking off-peak."

"We are honored that New York City has been recognized by the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards for destinations as the number one destination in the U.S. for seven straight years and among the top 10 globally this year," said Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company. "This is a testament to the outstanding offerings of our five-borough destination and its multicultural neighborhoods. This year, we welcome the world to discover and experience the unique energy and diversity of our great city!"

TripAdvisor has also identified the average spring/summer hotel rates, roundtrip airfares, least expensive month to visit, as well as highly rated tours to maximize travelers' experiences in these award-winning destinations.

Top 10 Travelers' Choice Destinations – World

  • Bali, Indonesia: Least expensive month to go: May (7% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)
  • London, United Kingdom: Least expensive month to go: April (7% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)
  • Paris, France: Least expensive month to go: April (4% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)
  • Rome, Italy: Least expensive month to go: April (7% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)
  • New York City, United States: Least expensive month to go: August (1% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)
  • Crete, Greece: Least expensive month to go: August (24% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)
  • Barcelona, Spain: Least expensive month to go: May (4% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia: Least expensive month to go: August (4% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)
  • Prague, Czech Republic: Least expensive month to go: April (1% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)
  • Phuket, Thailand: Least expensive month to go: April (11% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)
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