MIAMI – It’s no surprise travelers are still wanting to visit Miami Beach and Key West in 2023 — both cities have long lured fans of sun, beaches, and nightlife.
But apparently many tourists also long for Cuba.
In its annual Travelers’ Choice Destinations Awards for 2023, online travel company Tripadvisor reports that Miami Beach (#5) and Key West (#7) are among the top 10 most popular destinations in the United States for travelers. Other popular inland destinations include New York, which tops the list along with Las Vegas, Oahu, Maui, New Orleans, Charleston, Nashville and Chicago.
The world’s most popular travel destination for the second year running is Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, followed by Bali, Indonesia, London, Rome, Paris, Cancun, Crete, Marrakech, the Dominican Republic and Istanbul.
Tripadvisor also breaks down its awards into five additional subcategories: Food Destinations, Best Ski Spots, Nature Destinations, Best Cultural Spots, and Hip Destinations, the latter a list of the places with the greatest year-over-year growth in interest Tripadvisor, announces new hot vacation spots.
And among these trending destinations, Cuba is the most popular in the world.
Here is what Tripadvisor wrote:
“US citizens still have to clear a few hurdles to visit Cuba, but as visitors from around the world know, this island offers amazing opportunities for cultural exchange. Havana is a mix of old-fashioned architecture and current culture.” It also advised, “Head out of the capital to the small town of Trinidad to see more Spanish colonial architecture.”
Other popular travel destinations around the world include Hoi An, Vietnam; Mauritius, Africa; Siem Reap, Cambodia; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Fez, Morocco; Baku, Azerbaijan; Kathmandu, Nepal; and Kraków, Poland.
Trendy travel destinations in the USA include Tierra Verde near St. Petersburg, Florida.
No city in Florida made the top lists for culture or nature, but Miami was ranked #14 among the best restaurants in the US (New Orleans was #1.)
Sarah Firshein, editorial director at Tripadvisor, said the data shows people are more willing to venture further from home than they have been in recent years.
“Long-haul travel has made a comeback, and we’re seeing many Americans excited to plan trips to Asia and the Pacific region for the first time in several years,” she said. “Cities like Paris and London, which may have turned their backs on less-populated destinations during the pandemic, are back on travelers’ minds.”
To create the Travelers Choice Awards, Tripadvisor analyzes millions of reviews submitted by hundreds of millions of travelers over the past 12 months, ranking quality and quantity.
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