Bangkok, 20 March, 2014 – TripAdvisor has announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice TM awards for Beaches. In its second year, the awards recognise more than 322 beaches globally, including top lists for Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, South America, the South Pacific and the U.S.
“For those planning their next holiday destination by the sand and sea, these award-winning beaches serve as inspiration,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “Just looking at the photos will take you away for a moment, until you can plan a trip.”
Eight beaches in Thailand were featured in the Top 25 Beaches in Asia, with Phuket’s Nai Harn Beach as well as Krabi’s Railay Beach and Phra Nang Beach ranked number five, seven and ten respectively. On average, Nai Harn Beach has seen a 22 percent increase year-over-year in share of international search traffic on TripAdvisor for the one month period between 20 January and 19 February, 2014.
Tourism Authority of Thailand Governor, Mr. Thawatchai Arunyik, said “We are very glad to see three of our popular beaches on the list of the Top 10 Beaches in Asia according to TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice awards. Thailand has long been known as one of the world’s best destinations for sun and sand holidays. To be recognised by TripAdvisor’s travel community is truly an honour.”
Travellers’ Choice Beaches Award-winners were determined based on the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor gathered over a 12-month period.
Top 10 Beaches in Asia:
1. White Beach, Boracay, Philippines
2. Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, India
3. Agonda Beach, Goa, India
4. Secret Lagoon Beach, El Nido, Philippines
5. Nai Harn Beach, Phuket, Thailand
6. Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), Boracay, Philippines
7. Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand
8. Yalong Bay, Hainan, China
9. Cavelossim Beach, Goa, India
10. Phra Nang Beach, Krabi, Thailand
Top 10 Beaches in the World:
1. Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
2. Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
3. Flamenco Beach, Culebra, Puerto Rico
4. Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, Italy
5. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia
6. Playa de ses Illetes, Formentera, Spain
7. Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, Seychelles
8. Lanikai Beach, Kailua, Hawaii
9. Rhossili Bay, Swansea, Wales
10. Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
For the complete list of winners from the 2014 Travellers’ Choice Beaches, as well as reviews and candid traveller photos, go to http://th.tripadvisor.com/TravellersChoice-Beaches.
To see the best hotels for luxury, bargain and more, as honoured in TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for Hotels from January, go to http://th.tripadvisor.com/TravellersChoice-Hotels.
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