TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel information site, recently announced its Top 10 Travelers’ Choice Destinations Awards based on feedback from literally millions of travellers who had experienced worldwide destinations.
The #1 surprise was Cape Town in South Africa, no doubt massively helped by its successful hosting of the World Cup Soccer in 2010. Calvyn Gilfellan, CEO of Cape Town Routes Unlimited, commented that being selected above amazing destinations such as Sydney and New York showed that Cape Town was a first-class destination for business and leisure guests despite the economic recession.
Cape Town beat Sydney, Australia into second place. Machu Picchu, Peru was in third place showing the adventurous spirit of many modern-day travellers. Paris, an old favourite was fourth ahead of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. New York City, Rome in Italy, London UK and Barcelona in Spain were no surprise in positions 6-9 respectively and number 10 was Hong Kong, China.
The results showed a surprisingly eclectic mix with no particular theme. The 14th century Machu Picchu site, built by the Inca’s at 7,970 feet above sea level is a remote and historic destination which is poles apart from city sights found in New York, Paris and London.
Sydney, Rio de Janeiro and Barcelona are all within easy reach of some of the world’s best beaches with almost guaranteed sunshine, so there’s something for world travellers of every age, budget and taste. Of course a wide choice of luxury hotels in all these top destinations can be found on Luxique.com.
by Gillian at Luxique Luxury Hotels