[RANKED] The Best Countries in the World: 2019 Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards
Quoted from the official website of Conde Nast Traveler, Thailand is in second place after Indonesia Other Southeast Asian countries selected were, the Philippines and Cambodia.
Every year, Conde Nast Traveler makes a survey of readers about destinations, hotels, tour operators, cruises, airports, airlines and other tourist sectors.
Meanwhile, surveys of favorite destinations for Conde Nast Traveler readers have been conducted since 1998.
Below, the overview of the world’s best countries from the survey.
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Indonesia is fast becoming the new travel destination for nomads. People are catching on to its modern resorts, secluded beaches, and awe-inspiring temples. The semi-secluded trio of the Gili islands beckon with sleepy, sun-drenched beaches—alongside spas and vacation homes. Bali continues to lure aspiring yogis and partygoers alike, with healers and spa retreats coexisting peacefully with popular beach clubs. It’s no surprise Indonesia scored the highest among our readers.
Long a destination for gap year travelers and backpackers, Thailand’s combination of bustling metros, unforgettable street food culture, and blissed-out historical sites is attracting travelers of all stripes. Thailand can be described with one word: Energetic.
With increased flights to capital city Lisbon, a buzzing creative scene in hip Porto, incredible wines throughout the Douro Valley, and the green islands of the Azores, Portugal has it going on.
4. Sri Lanka
With countless sacred sites, boundless crystal blue waters, and picturesque jade green tea estates, Sri Lanka offers myriad charms to those willing to explore. The axiom “big things come in small packages” certainly applies here: The island nation is full of post- and pre-colonial history in capital city Colombo, and eight UNESCO World Heritage sites.
5. South Africa
Poised on the tip of Africa, South Africa is one of the continent’s most dynamic countries, a land of wild safaris, impeccable wines, and awe-inducing beaches.
Here are the list of the Top 20 Countries in the World ranking: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards.
- Sri Lanka
- South Africa
- New Zealand