- Asia dominates the Trending Destinations list globally for 2024
- Dubai named No. 1 Top Destination in the World for the third year running
- The American South is highly favored on the Food Destinations U.S. list: New Orleans ranks No. 1 a second time; six of the top 10 culinary cities are in the South
Tripadvisor®, the World’s largest travel guidance platform, announced its first Travelers’ Choice® Award for 2024: the Best of the Best Destinations. With roughly four in five (81%) Americans planning vacations in 2024, these are the most sought-after destinations for the year, according to Tripadvisor reviewers.
Tripadvisor’s Best of the Best Destinations span seven categories for 2024: Top Destinations (formerly Popular Destinations), Trending Destinations, Culture Destinations, Food Destinations, Nature Destinations and two new subcategories this year, Honeymoon Destinations and Sustainable Destinations.
2024 Travel Outlook
Last year saw a resurgence of people taking holidays to all corners of the globe, and Tripadvisor research indicates that travel is set to see sustained momentum in 2024. Tripadvisor data reveals that almost half (45%) are planning three or more trips, 46% will take at least one international trip, and the vast majority (93%) of Americans are planning to spend the same, if not more, on travel this year.
Those seeking help with travel planning this year can draw inspiration from the Best of the Best Destination lists, with guidance from the global travel community. Analyzing Tripadvisor reviews and ratings from 12 months largely determines winning destinations. With many destinations recognized across seven award subcategories and a geographic spread spanning six continents and 80 countries, there’s something for everyone.
Sarah Firshein, Head of Editorial at Tripadvisor, said: “With 94% of Americans planning to travel as much if not more, than last year, enthusiasm is high, and this year’s list of Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Destinations reflects that excitement.
“Winners like Dubai, Tokyo, Paris, and Marrakech indicate that our community has an unbridled appetite for destinations with vibrant arts-and-culture scenes, top-notch restaurants, and seemingly limitless attractions and experiences. It’s also great to see a rebound on long-haul trips to Asia, with the region having fully opened up post-pandemic; as Tripadvisor’s Trending Destinations list shows, travelers are keen to get out there and explore with gusto.”