Thinking of vacations? Dubai is an option, but Cuba is not far behind. or Rome. or Morocco. It all depends on what you’re looking for. Lisbon is also a destination to consider, according to the awards The destination of choice for travelersfrom the travel site TripAdvisor, announced yesterday.
For the second year in a row, Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, has the distinction of being the most popular destination in the world, followed by Bali in Indonesia, and London in the United Kingdom. Lisbon also appears on this list, but only in 20th place. Moreover, the Portuguese capital is doubly distinguished for these accolades, as it also appears as seventh in the category of gastronomic destinations. But we are back there. For now, let’s stick to Dubai.
“The City of Gold continues to attract celebrities, influencers, and tourists from all over the world,” says Trip Advisor, which based its award on the reviews and comments shared on the site, taking into account the quality and quantity of accommodation, restaurants, and activities in different destinations, between November 2021 and October. 2022. “Dubai is a destination that combines modern culture, history, adventure, world-class shopping and entertainment,” says Trip Advisor.
A seven-hour drive from Portugal, Dubai brings together a range of offerings and activities for all budgets and preferences throughout the year, notes Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism. The light goes, according to the same source, to AYA, a new immersive theme park that invites visitors to enter a world of interactive experiences, in 12 different areas, each with its own theme. But also to the luxurious Atlantis The Royal resort on The Palm, which opens next month. It has 43 floors, 231 apartments, 693 rooms, 102 suites and 99 swimming pools, the star of which is the infinity pool on the 22nd floor overlooking the sea.
For those who love football, in the last quarter of this year, what will be the first theme park dedicated to Real Madrid is scheduled to open.
“We’ve seen an increase in travel demand in 2022, and the prospects are good for this year,” said Sarah Firchen, Editor-in-Chief of Tripadvisor, highlighting above all the return of long haul flights or to more populated destinations. More lethargic during a pandemic.
This year’s Travellers’ Choice destinations cover six sub-categories: Popular Destinations – this one won by Dubai – Trending Destinations, Gastronomic Destinations, Best Skiing, Nature Destinations, and Best Cultural Destinations.
Lisbon appears in two categories: 20th in the list of popular destinations and 7th in the ranking of gastronomic destinations, with Rome winning the last in Italy. Crete in Greece and Hanoi in Vietnam came second and third, respectively.
Cuba wins in the Trending Destinations category, followed by Vietnam’s Hoi An and Africa’s Mauritius, which also wins in the Natural Destinations category.
Fez, in Morocco, was elected best cultural destination, while Whistler, in Canada, was voted best ski destination.
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