It has today (26th January 2021) been announced that York has been recognised in the 2021 Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best awards for World’s Top Trending Destination, ranking 22nd in the world.
This category recognises destinations that saw the biggest increase in positive ratings and reviews over the last year, meaning they actually grew in popularity during the pandemic. Elsewhere, Cabo San Lucas in Mexico tops the world list, while Corsica in France and Doha in Qatar, take second and third place respectively.
Throughout a challenging year, York stood out to travelers and provided an amazing experience despite unprecedented circumstances. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, award winners represent travellers’ ultimate favorites around the globe.
Sean Bullick, Managing Director of Make It York said, “We are delighted that York has been recognised at this international level in awards which are based on the ratings and reviews of visitors themselves. This recognition is a testament to the fantastic range of local businesses we have in the city that have consistently been going above and beyond to adapt to the shifting circumstances of the pandemic and provide top quality, safe visitor experiences in line with the changing tier restrictions over the last few months.
“York’s unique offer – which combines culture and heritage with world-class hospitality, attractions and retail, is what makes it really stand out as a visitor destination and we look forward to being able to welcome visitors and residents safely back into the city to experience York again when the current lockdown restrictions are lifted.”
“Congratulations to all the winners of the 2021 Travellers’ Choice Awards,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor. “I know the past year has been extremely challenging for tourism businesses. What has impressed me is how businesses adapted to these challenges, implementing new cleanliness measures, adding social distancing guidelines, and utilizing technology to prioritize guest safety. The Travelers’ Choice Awards highlight the places that delighted guests more than any others in the past year even as they navigated changing customer expectations and new ways of working. Based on a full year of reviews from customers who visited, this award speaks to the exemplary service and experience you provided guests in the midst of a pandemic.”
Check out the full list of the world’s top Trending Destinations here: www.tripadvisor.co.uk/TravellersChoice-TrendingDestinations
To see traveler reviews and popular attractions, hotels and dining options in York visit https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Tourism-g186346-York_North_Yorkshire_England-Vacations.html
Find out more about York at visityork.org
Notes to Editors
About Make It York
Make It York’s purpose is to develop and promote the city and its surroundings – nationally and internationally – as a vibrant and attractive place to live, visit, study, work and do business. The company’s remit covers leisure and business tourism, city centre management, festivals and events, business support and inward investment.
One of Make It York’s strategic aims is to promote York as a brilliant place to do business, helping to support business growth and innovation across a range of business sectors, such as financial & professional services, rail and high value manufacturing and to stimulate greater inward investment.
For further information please contact:
Amy Goodman – Consumer Communications Manager
Ana Ignatova – Communications Executive
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* Source: SimilarWeb, September 2020
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