Dubai has again won the award for most popular travel destination 2023 (Photo: Getty Images)

When the weather takes an icy turn, you may be daydreaming about your next vacation.

So if you need some inspiration, TripAdvisor has just announced the winners of their Travelers’ Choice Awards for 2023.

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And Dubai takes first place in the Popular Destinations category for the second year in a row.

The emirate – popular with celebrities and influencers – is known for its opulence, late brunches and year-round sunshine. But dig a little deeper and you’ll discover a city steeped in tradition and culture.

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TripAdvisor said: “A favorite of celebrities and influencers, the ‘City of Gold’ continues to attract tourists from around the world looking for their own slice of luxury.”

Bali, Indonesia was the second favorite (Credits: Getty Images)

London also retained its title as the most popular European travel destination, with TripAdvisor describing the city as “many worlds in one”.

But the city has slipped to third in the world rankings, behind Bali, Indonesia, which secured the silver medal as the second most popular travel destination.

London symbols with BIG BEN, DOUBLE DECKER BUSES and Red Phone Booth in England UK

London took first place in Europe (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The 2023 award winners were chosen by “real travelers,” according to TripAdvisor.

The lists are compiled based on the quality and quantity of trip reviews and reviews on TripAdvisor for various subcategories, including lodging, dining, and activities in destinations around the world.

Prices are based on reviews in the 12 months between November 2021 and October 2022.

St. Peter's Basilica over bridge

Rome featured in many categories and won the award for best foodie destination (Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Other popular destinations that made the European top 10 are Rome (second) and Paris (third). Globally, European cities also performed well, with Lisbon, Madeira and Crete all making the top 25.

TripAdvisor has also published other award categories: Trending Destinations, Best Food Destinations, Best Nature Destinations, Best Places for Cultures, and Best Places to Ski.

Paradise beach with palm trees and tropical sea on the island of Mauritius.

Travelers go to Mauritius to be at one with nature (Credits: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Cuba took first place in the “Trending Destinations” category, with TripAdvisor describing the capital Havana as “a balance between old-world architecture and modern nightlife.”

Meanwhile, Hoi An, Vietnam took second place and Mauritius third.



TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2023 Most Popular Travel Destinations

1. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2. Bali, Indonesia

3.London, UK

4. Rome, Italy

5. Paris, France

6. Cancun, Mexico

7. Crete, Greece

8. Marrakech, Morocco

9. Dominican Republic

10. Istanbul, Turkey

11. Playa del Carmen, Mexico

12. Barcelona, ​​​​​​Spain

13. New Delhi, India

14. Hurghada, Egypt

15. Madrid, Spain

16. Phuket, Thailand

17.Hanoi, Vietnam

18. Cairo, Egypt

19.Florence, Italy

20. Lisbon, Portugal

21. Edinburgh, United Kingdom

22. Bangkok, Thailand

23. New York City

24. Doha, Qatar

25. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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For pizza, pasta and gelato aficionados, it should come as no surprise that TripAdvisor says you have to go to Rome to enjoy world-class cuisine.

And for those who go on vacation to be one with nature, Mauritius has taken the top spot here, as TripAdvisor calls it great deep sea fishing.

For more information on the Travelers’ Choice Awards and a full list, visit the TripAdvisor website.