Published: Thursday December 19, 2013 MYT 6:00:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday December 10, 2013 MYT 2:44:22 PM

KK on the rise says TripAdvisor

Sun sets but destination rises: Beautiful sunset over Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The city has made TripAdvisor's list.

Sun sets but destination rises: Beautiful sunset over Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The city has made TripAdvisor's list.

Destinations on the rise in Asia and Kota Kinabalu makes the list.

MALAYSIA has one destination that makes the latest TripAdvisor 2013 Travellers’ Choice™ Awards for Destinations on the Rise.

Kota Kinabalu is ranked sixth in the list for Asia capping a good year for the city based on other travel lists previously released.

The awards highlight 54 spots globally that have seen the greatest increase in positive traveller feedback and traveller interest, year-over-year.

Havana, Cuba was the number one ranked destination for the top 10 in the world, and lists were also revealed for Asia, South Pacific, Europe, South America, and the United States

“For travellers looking for inspiration for their 2014 travel planning, TripAdvisor travellers have helped us put a spotlight some amazing destinations that caught the eye of travellers this past year,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “Between large cities gathering steam and off-the-beaten-path spots surfaced by our community, travellers can discover wonderful accommodations, attractions and restaurants in all of these award-winning destinations.”

Top 10 Destinations on the Rise in Asia:

1.       Kathmandu, Nepal

2.       Sapporo, Japan

3.       Hanoi, Vietnam

4.       Siem Reap, Cambodia

5.       Hua Hin, Thailand

6.       Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

7.       Sanur, Indonesia

8.       Macau, China

9.       Jaipur, India

10.       Busan, South Korea

Top 10 Destinations on the Rise in the World:

1.       Havana, Cuba

2.       La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

3.       Kathmandu, Nepal

4.       Jerusalem, Israel

5.       Cusco, Peru

6.       Ambergris Caye, Belize

7.       Sapporo, Japan

8.       Hanoi, Vietnam

9.       Corralejo, Spain

10.       Fortaleza, Brazil

Tags / Keywords: Travel, TripAdvisor, 2013, Travellers; Choice Awards for Destinations on the Rise, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, Asia, World


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