Singapore, August 4, 2020 – Tripadvisor®, the world’s largest travel site together with Viator, the world’s leading tours and activities platform and a Tripadvisor company, today announced the 2020 Travelers’ Choice® awards for Experiences winners. The awards recognize the world’s top bookable experiences - tours and activities - as decided by Tripadvisor and Viator travelers. Tripadvisor also released its winning list of top attractions as a part of this promotion, a list of the top 199 globally.
This year, Tripadvisor and Viator are partnering to announce the Travelers’ Choice Awards for experiences. Bookable experiences on Tripadvisor are powered by Viator, combining Tripadvisor’s power and influence as the biggest travel guidance platform in the world and Viator’s expertise providing the world’s largest selection of high quality experiences, this is truly the definitive list of experiences that travelers love.
The Travelers’ Choice Awards for Experiences recognize 375 experiences, tours, and activities globally, highlighting the world’s best experiences. They’re also broken down by country, and by category, including day cruises, cultural tours, day trips, multi-day tours, hop-on-hop-off tours, and food, beer, and wine experiences. Winners were determined using an algorithm based on reviews and ratings for bookable experiences over a 12-month period.
“Viator’s global partnership with Tripadvisor ensures that more of the incredible experiences bookable on our site are also available to the world,” said Ben Drew, president of Viator. “No one simply travels to a destination to stay in their hotel room and calls it ‘memorable.’ Viator and Tripadvisor give more travelers the opportunity to experience the richness that a destination can offer, making memories that will last a lifetime -- whether you’re sandboarding in the Arabian desert, or making pizza in a Tuscan farmhouse. This year’s winners illustrate travelers’ appreciation for experiences that are truly unforgettable, and that they’ll remember and talk about for years to come.”
The top global winner this year is a Dubai camel riding and desert BBQ experience, and a traditional village sightseeing trip captured the top spot in Asia.
Travelers’ Choice Experiences
Tripadvisor and Viator are proud to announce the top experience providers who are winners of the Travelers’ Choice awards in Asia and globally. They include:
Top 5 Experiences in Asia:
1.Bali Full-Day Traditional Village Sightseeing Trip with Lunch - Denpasar, Indonesia
2.Best of Ubud Tour with Jungle Swing - Gianyar Regency, Indonesia
3.Sunrise Small-Group Tour of Angkor Wat from Siem Reap - Siem Reap, Cambodia
4.1-Day Tokyo Bus Tour - Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
5.Small-Group Hanoi Street Food Tour with a Real Foodie - Hanoi, Vietnam
Top 5 Experiences in the World:
1.Premium Red Dunes & Camel Safari with BBQ at Al Khayma Camp – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2.Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class in Tuscan Farmhouse – Florence, Italy
3.Luxury Small-Group Canal Cruise in Open-Air Boat – Amsterdam, Netherlands
4.Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour – Berlin, Germany
5.Northern Ireland Highlights Day Trip Including Giant’s Causeway from Dublin – Dublin, Ireland
Our Travelers’ Choice awards for Experiences identified the top bookable travel experiences listed on Tripadvisor globally. Winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account a business’s reviews, opinions and popularity with travelers over the last year.
Travelers’ Choice Attractions
Tripadvisor is also pleased to announce the top attractions, inclusive of lists for top water parks and amusement parks winning Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best awards in Singapore, Asia and globally. The awards recognize 199 attractions globally. The Travelers’ Choice Amusement Parks and Water Parks award-winners were determined based on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews and opinions for attractions on Tripadvisor in 2019.
Top 5 Amusement Parks in Asia:
An amusement park or theme park is an entertainment complex featuring a variety of attractions, rides and activities.
1.Universal Studios Singapore - Singapore
2.Hong Kong Disneyland - Hong Kong
- Universal Studios Japan - Osaka, Japan
- Almaty Central Park - Almaty, Kazakhstan
- Ramoji Film City - Hyderabad, India
Top 5 Water Parks in Asia:
A water park is an entertainment complex featuring a variety of water attractions, rides and activities.
- Waterbom Bali – Kuta, Indonesia
- Ramayana Water Park – Pattaya, Thailand
- Vana Nava Water Jungle – Hua Hin, Thailand
- Water Kingdom – Mumbai, India
- Wild Wild Wet – Singapore
Top 5 Amusement Parks in the World:
- Magic Kingdom Park – Orlando, FL
- Puy du Fou – Les Epesses, France
- Universal's Islands of Adventure – Orlando, Florida
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Orlando, Florida
- Universal Studios Florida – Orlando, Florida
Top 5 Water Parks in the World:
- Siam Park – Tenerife, Spain
- Waterbom Bali – Kuta, Indonesia
- Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Aqua Dome – Tralee, Ireland
- Aquapark Istralandia – Novigrad, Croatia
Check out the 2020 Travelers’ Choice Award winners, across all categories at tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice to discover highly rated places near you, or get inspired for future trips and save your favorites for when you’re ready to visit. Travelers can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #travelerschoice.
Tripadvisor, the world's largest travel platform*, helps 463 million travelers each month** make every trip their best trip. Travelers across the globe use the Tripadvisor site and app to browse more than 860 million reviews and opinions of 8.7 million accommodations, restaurants, experiences, airlines and cruises. Whether planning or on a trip, travelers turn to Tripadvisor to compare low prices on hotels, flights and cruises, book popular tours and attractions, as well as reserve tables at great restaurants. Tripadvisor, the ultimate travel companion, is available in 49 markets and 28 languages.
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* Source: Jumpshot for Tripadvisor Sites, worldwide, November 2019
** Source: Tripadvisor internal log files, average monthly unique visitors, Q3 2019
Viator, a Tripadvisor company, makes it easy to find and book incredible tours and activities. With access to the world's largest selection of high-quality experiences, there's always something new to discover, both near and far from home. With industry-leading flexibility and last-minute availability, it’s never too late to make any day extraordinary. From must-do moments to who-knew discoveries, Viator is here to make the most of your time off.