The triumph of the Balearic island is joined by Madrid and Barcelona as two of the most desired cities in the world. We take a look at the travel giant’s annual top ten to see what other big global destinations we’re up against.
The most popular destinations in the world, the best for foodie travelers or the most urbanites. Every year, the users of the travel giant choose the places that will give the most to talk about during the year.
Mallorca is the only Spanish with a first place this year in the Travelers’ Choice: the most fashionable destination. But Barcelona and Madrid also dominate the top ten of several of the rankings. One thing is for sure: Spain comes out on top in these world tourism listings published by Tripadvisor. We review the main protagonists.
THE MOST POPULAR IS… DUBAI
The futuristic and excessive city on the coast of the Persian Gulf boasts seven-star hotels, ski slopes in the middle of the desert, the Ferris wheel or the largest shopping center in the world… The records of the emirate together with its leisure offer make this city a unique place. Today you can score a little more: it ranks number one of the most popular destinations of 2022.
Dubai is followed by London (UK), Cancun (Mexico), Bali (Indonesia), Crete (Greece), Rome (Italy), Cabo San Lucas (Mexico), Istanbul (Turkey), Paris (France) and the coastal city from Hurghada (Egypt) in the top ten.
MALLORCA, THE RISING DESTINATION
The Balearic island is a trend. As is the Mediterranean. This is demonstrated by the classification of the most fashionable destinations in the world for 2022 in which Ibiza occupies number six. From Mallorca, the travel website highlights its ability to attract “all types of travellers” thanks to the diversity of its landscapes. We know it well: photogenic beaches and coves as well as a spectacular mountain range, romantic fishing villages and a rural landscape dotted with almond and olive groves.
For Tripadvisor, Ibiza, for its part, “means ‘have fun until you drop’ in old Castilian”. It is impossible to deny that the pitiusa “is among the favorite nightlife complexes in Europe”.
THE 10 FASHION DESTINATIONS OF 2022
- Cairo, Egypt
- Rhodes, Greece)
- Tulum, Mexico
- Dubrovnik, Croatia
- Natal, Brazil
- Arusha, Tanzania
- Goreme, Turkey
- Santorini, Greece
According to Tripadvisor, these listings are the result of the quality and volume of user reviews during the period between November 1, 2020 and October 31, 2021.
FOR LOVERS OF GOOD FOOD
Thus, in the gastro chapter, Rome has been chosen as the best city in the world to eat. A ranking in which we find Barcelona at number five in the world, Madrid at number six and Valencia at 14 of the top twenty, measuring itself against cities such as Bangkok, Paris or New York.
The great metropolises of our geography triumph again in the ranking of destinations for urbanites. This time with the Ciudad Condal repeating in the number six position above the capital, which is in eighth place in the world, always according to Tripadvisor users.
Is Spain still one of the most sought after countries by sun loving travellers? It looks like it is. Although Cancun wins the prize for the best sun destination in the world, Mallorca appears again at number seven in this other ranking, while Tenerife does the same at number nine in the world.
THE BEST URBAN DESTINATIONS 2022
- New Delhi