Tripadvisor’s 2022 Travellers Choice Awards has ranked Dubai as the top-rated international destination.

Tripadvisor reviews of accommodations and restaurants in the world’s top destinations were used to determine the winners.

London has been voted Europe’s number-one destination and is second overall. Cancun (Mexico) comes in third, Bali (Indonesia), fourth, and Crete, Greece fifth. Las Vegas ranks 25th in America as the most visited destination.

Dubai, pictured, has been revealed as the best-rated destination in the world in Tripadvisor's 2022 Travellers' Choice Awards for destinations

Dubai is pictured. 

London is crowned the number one destination in Europe and second overall. Pictured is the city's iconic Tower Bridge

London has been voted the top European destination and is second overall. The iconic Tower Bridge is shown in the picture.

According to Tripadvisor, the highest-ranking American destination is Las Vegas (pictured), which comes 25th overall

The 25th most popular American destination according to Tripadvisor is Las Vegas. 

The top 10 most visited destinations include Rome, Mexico’s Cabo San Lucas (seventh), Istanbul, Turkey (eighth), Paris (10th), Hurghada in Egypt (10th).

Oahu is second, Maui third, Key West fourth and Key West fifth in US rankings. Savannah (7th), Savannah (6th), New Orleans (6th), Savannah (7th), Miami Beach (8th), Nashville (9th), Sedona (10th) are the next four.

Barcelona is sixth, Tenerife (seventh), Corsica (7th), Corsica (18th), Edinburgh (ninth), and Florence (10th).



1. Dubai

2. London

3. Cancun

4. Bali

5. Crete

6. Rome

7. Cabo San Lucas

8. Istanbul

9. Paris

10. Hurghada

11. Barcelona

12. Marrakech

13. Tenerife

14. Corsica

15. New Delhi

16. Singapore

17. Edinburgh

18. Florence

19. Jaipur

20. Cusco

21. Bangkok

22. Doha

23. Phuket

24. Rio de Janeiro

25. Las Vegas

 Source: Tripadvisor


1. Las Vegas

2. Oahu

3. Maui

4. Key West

5. New York City

6. New Orleans

7. Savannah

8. Miami Beach

9. Nashville

10. Sedona

11. Kauai

12. St. Augustine

13. Gatlinburg

14. Chicago

15. Pigeon Forge

16. San Francisco

17. San Diego

18. Washington DC

19. Seattle

20. Boston

21. Hilton Head

22. Scottsdale

23. Austin

24. Portland

25. Los Angeles



1. London

2. Crete

3. Rome

4. Istanbul

5. Paris

6. Barcelona

7. Tenerife

8. Corsica

9. Edinburgh

10. Florence

11. Madrid

12. Lisbon

13. Amsterdam

14. Athens

15. Porto

16. Corfu

17. Madeira

18. Venice

19. Prague

20. Liverpool

21. Island of Malta

22. Belek

23. Budapest

24. Krakow

25. Dublin



A temple in Bali. The Indonesian province lands fourth overall in Tripadvisor's 2022 Travellers' Choice Awards

Bali’s temples. The Indonesian province lands fourth overall in Tripadvisor’s 2022 Travellers’ Choice Awards

The island of Crete is fifth overall and finishes third in the 'Sun Seekers' category. Pictured is the Cretan city of Chania

Crete ranks fifth and is third in the category of ‘Sun Seekers. The Cretan city Chania is shown in the picture 

Majorca, Spain is the top-rated destination on Tripadvisor’s list of “Trending Destinations”, which are locations that have seen the most year-over-year growth in Tripadvisor reviews and ratings.

Tripadvisor reports: ‘This stunning island is home to picturesque beaches, family-friendly beaches and magnificent Moorish architecture. It’s set to grow in popularity as tourists from around the globe flock to Majorcan to experience it. Brits interested in a trip to Majorcan should plan their 2022 vacation early to ensure they do not miss out.

There are also Rhodes in Greece, Cairo and Tulum in Mexico in the rest of the top 10.

Tripadvisor describes Majorca (pictured), which tops the trending destinations list, as a 'gorgeous island with picturesque seaside coves, children friendly beaches and grandiose Moorish architecture'

Tripadvisor has Majorca (pictured) as the top trending destination. It is described by Tripadvisor as an “gorgeous island with idyllic seaside coves and children-friendly beaches, grandiose Moorish architectural architecture, and grandiose Moorish architecture.”

Next? Next up is the “Outdoor Enthusiasts” category which ranks all of the National Parks in the world. The top spot is taken by Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica.

Tripadvisor described it as “one the top Costa Rican hiking destinations”: “Arenal Volcano National Park provides a number of trails that run through an old volcano and rich in wildlife, all of which are anchored by one other of the largest active volcanoes on earth.”

India’s Jim Corbett National Park ranks second. It is followed by Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park (third), Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, and South Africa’s Kruger National Park (fifth).

Arenal Volcano National Park (pictured) in Costa Rica is the top-ranking national park for 2022 and 'offers a range of trails that wind through wildlife-rich rainforest and old lava flows, all anchored by one of the world's most active volcanoes'

Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano National Park is the most prestigious national park. It was named the best in 2022. 

Hampshire's New Forest National Park (pictured) ranks 10th in the world and first in Europe

Hampshire’s New Forest National Park (pictured), ranks 10th globally and is first in Europe

Snowdonia National Park in Wales, pictured above, places 11th overall in the 'Outdoor Enthusiasts' category (which ranks national parks), ranking above the likes of global big-hitters such as Banff National Park in Canada (12th globally), Grand Canyon National Park in the United States (15th globally) and Iceland's Vatnajokull National Park (19th globally)

Snowdonia National Park in Wales, pictured above, places 11th overall in the ‘Outdoor Enthusiasts’ category (which ranks national parks), ranking above the likes of global big-hitters such as Banff National Park in Canada (12th globally), Grand Canyon National Park in the United States (15th globally) and Iceland’s Vatnajokull National Park (19th globally)

UK national parks are performing well. New Forest National Park, Hampshire, ranks 10th worldwide and first in Europe. Snowdonia National Park, Wales is 11th and number 2 in Europe.

Both of them rank higher than global giants like Banff National Park, Canada (12th worldwide), Grand Canyon National Park USA (15th global) and Iceland’s Vatnajokull National Park (19th global).

The awards also recognized other UK parks, including Derbyshire’s Peak District National Park (Devon) and Dartmoor National Park (Devon), which placed sixth and seventh respectively in Europe.

Fiordland National Park, New Zealand (6th), the Denali National Park and Preserve (US (7th), Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro National Park (8th) and New Zealand’s Westland Tai Poutini National Park (9th).



1. Majorca

2. Cairo

3. Rhodes

4. Tulum

5. Dubrovnik

6. Ibiza

7. Natal

8. Arusha

9. Goreme

10. Santorini

11. Paraty

12. Aruba

13. Split

14. Playa del Carmen

15. Island of Hawaii

16. Luxor

17. Dominican Republic

18. Charleston

19. St Martin / St Maarten

20. North Male Atoll

21. Zanzibar Island

22. La Fortuna de San Carlos


1. Costa Rica, National Park Arenal Volcano 

2. Jim Corbett National Park, India 

Source: Tripadvisor


3. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

4. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

5. Kruger National Park, South Africa

6. Fiordland National Park in New Zealand

7. Denali National Park and Preserve USA

8. Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

9. New Zealand: Westland Tai Poutini National Park

10. New Forest National Park Hampshire UK

11. Snowdonia National Park (UK)

12. Banff National Park in Canada

13. Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park, Italy 

14. Canada, Jasper National Park

15. Grand Canyon National Park USA

16. Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

17. Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

18. Freycinet in Australia

19. Vatnajokull National Park in Iceland

20. Grand Teton National Park in the USA

21. Bryce Canyon National Park (USA)

22. Plitvice lakes national park, Croatia

23. Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Brazil

24. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia 

 25. Zion National Park USA


1. Rome

2. London

3. Paris

4. Dubai

5. Barcelona

6. Madrid

7. Sao Paulo

8. New York City

9. Bangkok

10. Singapore

11. Florence

12. Istanbul

13. Lisbon

14. Valencia

15. Naples

16. Cairo

17. Bordeaux

18. Cartagena

19. Lyon

20. New Orleans

21. Mexico City

22. Hanoi

23. Charleston

24. Marrakech

25. Hong Kong


In the 'Food Lovers' category, the gold medal goes to Rome - a city 'whetting the appetites of travellers from around the globe with its authentic pasta dishes and can't-miss gelato', according to Tripadvisor. Pictured is the city's Trevi Fountain

According to Tripadvisor, Rome won the gold medal in the category ‘Food Lovers’. Rome is a city that ‘whets the appetites’ of travelers from all over the world with its delicious pasta dishes and irresistible gelato. This is Rome’s Trevi Fountain.

Next, we move on to the category ‘Food Lovers’. The gold medal goes Rome, a city that “whets the appetites for travellers around the world with its authentic pasta dishes, and can-miss gelato,” according to Tripadvisor.

This category also sees the UK triumph – London is second in Europe and the world behind Rome. Popular choices include Paris, Dubai (fourth), Barcelona (5th), Madrid (6th), Madrid (6th), Sao Paulo (seventh), New York (8th), Bangkok (9th), and Singapore (10th).

Dubai continues to be the top choice for city lovers, according to Tripadvisor. Dubai, known for its luxury shopping, modern architecture, and vibrant nightlife is the ideal destination for city lovers.

Paris, pictured, comes fifth in the 'City Lovers' category and third in the 'Food Lovers' ranking

Paris, pictured, comes fifth in the ‘City Lovers’ category and third in the ‘Food Lovers’ ranking

Tripadvisor says: 'For the many of us in need of a truly relaxing holiday, the white sand and sparkling azure waters of Cancun (pictured) are travellers' favourite place to enjoy fun in the sun.' The city is third overall and ranks number one in the 'Sun Seekers' category

Tripadvisor says: ‘For the many of us in need of a truly relaxing holiday, the white sand and sparkling azure waters of Cancun (pictured) are travellers’ favourite place to enjoy fun in the sun.’ It is ranked number 1 in the “Sun Seekers” category.

London is number two in Europe and second in the world. Others cities that impressed TripAdvisor reviewers include Rome (third), Istanbul (4th), Paris (6th), Barcelona 6th, Marrakech 7th, Madrid 8th, Cairo 9th and New Delhi (10th).

“There is sun, sea, and sand to be enjoyed in these destinations,” Tripadvisor states about the next category, referred to as “Sun Seekers”.

Cancun is ranked number one. The travel website noted that Cancun’s white sand beaches and sparkling waters are the best places for sun-soaked fun.

Rest of the top 10 sun-kissed destinations are: Crete (second), Bali (third), Cabo Santa Lucas (fourth), Playa Del Carmen (fifth), Playa Del Carmen (fifth), Playa Del Carmen (fifth), Majorca in Mexico (sixth), Hurghada (8th), Tenerife (9th) and Corsica (10th).



1. Dubai

2. London

3. Rome

4. Istanbul

5. Paris

6. Barcelona

7. Marrakech

8. Madrid

9. Cairo

10. New Delhi

11. Singapore

12. Edinburgh

13. Florence

14. Jaipur

15. Abu Dhabi

16. Cusco

17. Bangkok

18. Doha

19. Lisbon

20. Amsterdam

21. Las Vegas

22. Naples

23. Udaipur  

Source: Tripadvisor  

24. Athens 

25. Mumbai


1. Cancun

2. Bali

3. Crete

4. Cabo San Lucas

5. Playa del Carmen

6. Dominican Republic

7. Majorca

8. Hurghada

9. Tenerife

10. Corsica

11. Rhodes

12. Aruba

13. Phuket

14. Santorini

15. Rio de Janeiro

16. Sharm El Sheikh

17. Oahu

18. Goa

19. Jamaica

20. La Fortuna de San Carlos

21. Sedona

22. Praia Grande

23. Orlando

24. Campos Do Jordao

25. Banos


1. Zermatt, Switzerland

2. Jackson, USA

3. Banff Canada

4, Whistler Canada

5. Queenstown in New Zealand

6. Ortisei, Italy 

7. Jasper Canada

8. Park City (USA)

9. Chamonix in France

10. Breckenridge, US

11. Aspen, US

12. St. Moritz, Switzerland

13. L’Alpe d’Huez, France

14. Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria

15. Livigno, Italy

16. Vail, USA

17. Pinzolo, Italy 

18. Morzine, France

19. St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria

20. San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina



Zermatt (pictured) is ranked as the No.1 ski resort in the world. Tripadvisor says that it's an 'Alpine paradise'

Zermatt is the number one ski resort worldwide (pictured). It’s said by Tripadvisor to be an “Alpine paradise”.

What is the most popular ski area? According to Tripadvisor Zermatt, Switzerland is the best ski area in the world. The website states that Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, a “Alpine Paradise” ski area is the number one choice for visitors.

North America dominates the Top 10: Jackson is second in USA. Park City (8th), and Breckenridge (10th) are close behind. Tripadvisor users were also impressed with Canada’s Banff (3rd), Whistler (4th), Jasper (7th).

Queenstown (New Zealand) is ranked fifth, Ortisei (Italy), sixth and ninth respectively. Chamonix, France (9th).

North America dominates the top 10 destinations for skiers - in the USA, Jackson (pictured) ranks in second place

North America tops the list of 10 best destinations for skiers. Jackson (pictured) is second.

Canada's Whistler, pictured above, impressed Tripadvisor reviewers in the 'Skiers' category, ranking fourth

Canada’s Whistler (pictured above) impressed Tripadvisor reviewers, placing fourth in the category of ‘Skiers.

Tripadvisor states that 2021 was the year when travelers tried smaller escapes or outdoor trips. But 2022 looks like the year where we will be returning to the big time. Data shows that people still want to travel, despite new variations.

A survey by Travel Site found that 78% of Britons believe they will travel to leisure in 2022. This compares to 72% of the people who claimed they traveled for pleasure in 2019.

Steven Paganelli, Director, Destinations, Hotels, and OTAs, Americas, Tripadvisor, says that as the world returns from travel, priorities have changed and travelers want to experience more unforgettable experiences. Nearly three quarters (70%) of Brits agree that they need to see new places when planning for their travels in the future.

‘There is a whole world out there to choose from, and we want to help guide travellers looking to take the best trips for them – whatever that perfect holiday destination may look like. From adventure to R&R, the 2022 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for Destinations includes several subcategories created to reflect the best places to go no matter what type of trip you’re after.’

Visit this page to see the complete list of 2022 Travellers Choice Destinations Winners, in all categories.