Margaret River ranked second in 2013 South Pacific list based on the reviews and opinions of millions of TripAdvisor travellers around the globe
SYDNEY, December 3, 2013 - TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its 2013 Travellers' ChoiceTM Awards for Destinations on the Rise. The awards highlight 54 spots globally that have seen the greatest increase in positive traveller feedback and traveller interest, year-over-year.
Havana, Cuba was the number one ranked destination for the top 10 in the world, and lists were also revealed for South Pacific, Asia, Europe, South America, and the U.S.
"For travellers looking for inspiration for their 2014 travel planning, TripAdvisor travellers have helped us put a spotlight some amazing destinations that caught the eye of travellers this past year," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. "Between large cities gathering steam and off-the-beaten-path spots surfaced by our community, travellers can discover wonderful accommodations, attractions and restaurants in all of these award-winning destinations."
"We are thrilled to receive this award from TripAdvisor, as it speaks to the quality of our destination as a future trending hot spot for travellers and will help continue to put us on the map on a global scale," said Pip Close - CEO Augusta Margaret River Tourism Organisation.
Top 10 Destinations on the Rise in the South Pacific:
Christchurch, New Zealand
Margaret River, Australia
Rotorua, New Zealand
Surfers Paradise, Australia
Alice Springs, Australia
Dunedin, New Zealand
Taupo, New Zealand
Top 10 Destinations on the Rise in the World:
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
Ambergris Caye, Belize
For the complete list of winners from the 2013 Travellers' Choice Awards for Destinations on the Rise, go to www.tripadvisor.com.au/TravelersChoice-DestinationsontheRise.
To see the best hotels for luxury, service and more, as honoured in TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards for Hotels from January, go to http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/TravelersChoice-Hotels.
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