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Tripadvisor®, the world’s largest travel site together with Viator, the world’s leading tours and activities platform and a Tripadvisor company, today announced the 2020 Travelers’ Choice® awards for Experiences winners. The awards recognize the world’s top bookable experiences – tours and activities – as decided by Tripadvisor and Viator travelers. Tripadvisor also released its winning list of top attractions as a part of this promotion, a list of the top 199 globally.

This year, Tripadvisor and Viator are partnering to announce the Travelers’ Choice Awards for experiences. Bookable experiences on Tripadvisor are powered by Viator, combining Tripadvisor’s power and influence as the biggest travel guidance platform in the world and Viator’s expertise providing the world’s largest selection of high quality experiences, this is truly the definitive list of experiences that travelers love.

The Travelers’ Choice Awards for Experiences recognize 375 experiences, tours, and activities globally, highlighting the world’s best experiences. They’re also broken down by country, and by category, including day cruises, cultural tours, day trips, multi-day tours, hop-on-hop-off tours, and food, beer, and wine experiences. Winners were determined using an algorithm based on reviews and ratings for bookable experiences over a 12-month period.

“Viator’s global partnership with Tripadvisor ensures that more of the incredible experiences bookable on our site are also available to the world,” said Ben Drew, president of Viator. “No one simply travels to a destination to stay in their hotel room and calls it ‘memorable.’ Viator and Tripadvisor give more travelers the opportunity to experience the richness that a destination can offer, making memories that will last a lifetime — whether you’re sandboarding in the Arabian desert, or making pizza in a Tuscan farmhouse. This year’s winners illustrate travelers’ appreciation for experiences that are truly unforgettable, and that they’ll remember and talk about for years to come.”

The top global winner this year is a Dubai camel riding and desert BBQ experience, and a day trip to the Blue Mountains captured the top spot in Australia and the South Pacific.

Travelers’ Choice Experiences

Tripadvisor and Viator are proud to announce the top experience providers who are winners of the Travelers’ Choice awards in Asia and globally. They include:

Top 5 Experiences in the South Pacific:

All Inclusive Blue Mountains Small-Group Day Trip from Sydney – Sydney, Australia
Great Ocean Road Small-Group Ecotour from Melbourne – Melbourne, Australia
Sydney BridgeClimb – Sydney, Australia
Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling and Diving Cruise from Cairns – Cairns Region, Australia
Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves Day Trip from Auckland – Auckland, New Zealand

Top 5 Experiences in the World:

Premium Red Dunes & Camel Safari with BBQ at Al Khayma Camp – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class in Tuscan Farmhouse – Florence, Italy
Luxury Small-Group Canal Cruise in Open-Air Boat – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Discover Berlin Half-Day Walking Tour – Berlin, Germany
Northern Ireland Highlights Day Trip Including Giant’s Causeway from Dublin – Dublin, Ireland

Our Travelers’ Choice awards for Experiences identified the top bookable travel experiences listed on Tripadvisor globally. Winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account a business’s reviews, opinions and popularity with travelers over the last year.

Travelers’ Choice Attractions

Tripadvisor is also pleased to announce the top attractions, inclusive of lists for top water parks and amusement parks winning Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best awards in the South Pacific and globally. The awards recognize 199 attractions globally. The Travelers’ Choice Amusement Parks and Water Parks award-winners were determined based on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews and opinions for attractions on Tripadvisor in 2019.

Top 5 Amusement Parks & Water Parks in the South Pacific:

An amusement park or theme park is an entertainment complex featuring a variety of attractions, rides and activities. A water park is an entertainment complex featuring a variety of water attractions, rides and activities.

Wetside Water Park – Hervey Bay, Australia
Adventure World – Bibra Lake, Australia
Splash Planet – Hastings, New Zealand
WhiteWater World – Coomera, Australia
Gumbuya World – Tynong, Australia

Top 5 Amusement Parks in the World:

Magic Kingdom Park – Orlando, FL
Puy du Fou – Les Epesses, France
Universal’s Islands of Adventure – Orlando, Florida
Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Orlando, Florida
Universal Studios Florida – Orlando, Florida

Top 5 Water Parks in the World:

Siam Park – Tenerife, Spain
Waterbom Bali – Kuta, Indonesia
Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Aqua Dome – Tralee, Ireland
Aquapark Istralandia – Novigrad, Croatia

Check out the 2020 Travelers’ Choice Award winners, across all categories at to discover highly rated places near you, or get inspired for future trips and save your favorites for when you’re ready to visit. Travelers can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #travelerschoice.

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