The travel platform published on Tuesday, March 26, its list of the most popular countries among the website’s users this year. In the top 10, London (United Kingdom) tops the ranking, followed by Paris (France), Rome (Italy), Crete (Greece), Bali (Indonesia), Phuket (Thailand), Barcelona (Spain), Istanbul (Turkey), Marrakech (Morocco) and Dubai (United Arab Emirates).
“The international sensation caused by the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has put London in the spotlight, prompting tourists to travel to the city and ultimately placing it at the top of the list,” says TripAdvisor. The British capital dethrones the French capital, which ranked first in 2018. Last year, Marrakech came in 8th place, ahead of Istanbul (9th) and New York (10th).
The list is determined using an algorithm based on reviews and hotel ratings, restaurants and experiences in multiple destinations around the world over the span of twelve months, says the website. The methodology takes into account the quality and number of reviews on destinations that consistently deliver the best overall travel experience.