Crete named as one of Tripadvisor’s popular destinations for 2021

Crete named as one of Tripadvisor’s popular destinations for 2021

Crete named as one of Tripadvisor’s popular destinations for 2021

Have you started planning and booking a trip for mid-to-late 2021 or 2022?

Tripadvisor, the world's largest travel platform, has released its annual Travellers’ Choice Awards for 2021.

The awards are based on the quality and quantity of reviews and ratings for accommodations, restaurants, and things to do in destinations worldwide on Tripadvisor over one year.

“Alongside the latest vaccine developments, pent-up demand is prompting the world to think more about travel in 2021,” said Christine Maguire, Tripadvisor global media business vice president and general manager.

“But one result of the pandemic may be the destinations that interest them. In fact, a recent survey revealed that 74% of travellers would spend more time selecting a destination when planning their next trip2. If you’re like me and already imagining your first post-vaccine vacation, this list of travellers’ favourite destinations can serve as your inspiration.”

Crete, the largest island in Greece, is among the world’s most popular destinations for 2021.

“The birthplace of both the king of the Olympian gods and of modern European civilization, Crete is a Mediterranean jewel,” TripAdvisor says.

“It’s rich with archaeological and mythological history that’s reflected in its ancient ruins and cultural attractions. Soak up the charming atmosphere of Chania Town’s Old Venetian Harbour or the fortresses and monasteries of Rethymnon. The awesome Minoan ruins of Malia date to 1900 BC, and majestic Mt. Ida is said to be home to the cave where Zeus was born.”

TripAdvisor Popular Destinations (World)

  1. Bali, Indonesia
  2. London, UK
  3. Dubai, UAE
  4. Rome, Italy
  5. Paris, France
  6. Hanoi, Vietnam
  7. Crete, Greece
  8. Bangkok, Thailand
  9. Barcelona, Spain
  10. Istanbul, Turkey
  11. Hoi An, Vietnam
  12. Siem Reap, Cambodia
  13. Marrakesh, Morocco
  14. Phuket, Thailand
  15. New Delhi, India
  16. Cancun, Mexico
  17. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  18. Florence, Italy
  19. Dominican Republic
  20. Tenerife, Canary Islands
  21. Lisbon, Portugal
  22. New York, USA
  23. Edinburgh, UK
  24. Jaipur, India
  25. Cusco, Peru
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