Siem Reap on Thursday was named travellers’ favourite destination in Asia by travel site TripAdvisor. The website yesterday announced the winners of its 2012 Travellers’ Choice Destinations awards. In the fourth year of its awards, TripAdvisor has honoured 440 outstanding destinations in 37 markets across the globe, including lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Central America, China, Europe, India, Mexico, the Middle East, South America, the South Pacific, and the US.
The Travellers’ Choice Destinations awards honour top travel spots worldwide based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travellers. Award winners were determined based on the popularity of destinations, taking into account travellers’ favourites and most highly rated places.
London was named the world’s, Europe’s and the UK’s best destination. Following London in the world stakes were New York City and Rome, in second and third places respectively.