JAKARTA, April 21 (Xinhua) -- The United States-based prominent travel reviewer website TripAdvisor has delivered its 2017 World's Best Destination Award to Indonesia's resort island of Bali.
The award handing-over was conducted on Thursday night by TripAdvisor Asia Pacific Head of Destination Marketing Sarah Mathews to Bali Deputy Governor Dewa Putu Sunarta, in Bali's lavish Seminyak Resort and Spa.
"Bali is a tour destination that provides the best experiences for all kinds of visitors, including for those eager to see natural views, cultural attraction as well as for gastronomic enthusiasts. No wonder they always wanted to share what they had been experienced in Bali to the world," said Mathews.
TripAdvisor's 2017 World's Best Destination Award for Bali was announced last month, resulted from its traveller choice program conducted to its readers in a 12-month period.
Winner of the award came up from millions of opinions and reviews submitted by the readers over destinations listed in the program, which later on ranked by TripAdvisor.
The title makes Bali the first Asian destination to earn TripAdvisor World's Best Destination, surprisingly brushing aside London, Paris, Rome, New York, Barcelona and Phuket which were listed in TripAdvisor's top 10 world destinations.
Besides Bali, TripAdvisor also puts Lombok, a destination near Bali, as one of the best 10 Asian destinations this year.
TripAdvisor reviews three main categories of accommodation, tour attractions and restaurant.