Why Bali is the greatest destination on Earth?

Why Bali is the greatest destination on Earth?
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Few days ago, TripAdvisor®, the travel planning and booking site, 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. 

Why Bali is named the best destination on earth ?

With its white and black sand beaches, emerald rice terraces and some of the world’s best spa hotels, Bali has been crowned the world’s favourite destination.

Travellers who use the TripAdvisor website have praised an island that for many embodies exoticism, dripping in lush vegetation and soaked with a spirituality that is as easy to stumble upon as the delicate offerings of petals placed on its pavements each morning.

Shrines featuring grimacing demon queens sit in the shadow of the island’s mystical volcanoes, while golden beaches in the south are pounded by surf that attracts Australian tourists.

It was the first time that Trip Advisor had taken islands into account when compiling its Traveller’s Choice ratings.

Price may have a lot to do with Bali’s popularity also, with Britons able to benefit from a high standard of food and accommodation for their money.

  Ubud, value for money | Samaya Ubud
Ubud, value for money | Samaya Ubud


Topping the list was good news for Indonesia’s economy, which relies heavily on income from the tourism sector.

Travellers' choice top ten destinations

  • Bali
  • London
  • Paris
  • Rome
  • New York City
  • Crete
  • Barcelona
  • Siem Reap
  • Prague
  • Phuket

London was the second most popular destination with TripAdvisor users. The favourites were determined by an algorithm that judges the quality and quantity of users’ reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions in the past 12 months. It also considers traveller booking interest.

European cities fared well in the list of destinations most popular with travellers, with six making the top ten. After London came Paris, which is reassuring for the city's tourism sector following the spate of terrorist attacks in 2015, then Rome. Crete was sixth in the list of favourites, followed by Barcelona and Prague, which ranked ninth.

(This article was partly taken from The Guardian , TripAdvisor, and Channel NewsAsia)


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Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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