Dubrovnik among the most popular European tourist destinations in 2010
Dubrovnik has recently been ranked 5th in the online evaluation of the 50 most popular European tourist destinations on the coast. The ranking is a result of tourists’ evaluations, who, after visiting Dubrovnik, assessed its 50 hotels with an average mark of 77.88 out of a 100. Out od the Dubrovnik hotels, the „Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik“ was the best rated with 89 points. According to the survey, the best reputation is enjoyed by the Turkish summer destination Belek, Visiors have assessed its hotels with an average mark of 80.31, and the best review and 90 poits were awarded to the hotel centre „Kaya Belek“. Belek is followed by the most popular German vacation destination Binz, the Italian Sorrento and Funchal in Portugal.
On the other hand, the Spanish El Arenal, a well-known night life spot, enjoys the worst on-line reputation. Also unpopular are Lloret de Mar on Costa Brava, San Antonio on Ibiza and Benidorm on Costa Blanca. The online survey was conducted by the popular British web portal triviago.co.uk, which offers the possibility of making reservations and comparing prices in more than 300,000 hotels around the world.
Dubrovnik has also recently found itself on another ranking, that of British Airways, which has published its projection for the 10 most popular destinations in 2010. BA founds its projections in global trends, and it has ranked Dubrovnik 6th. Dubrovnik is one of only three European destinations in the ranking, along with Istanbul and Stockholm. It is described as a peaceful haven of the world jet set. Reporting on BA’s projections, the world media claim that visitors of Dubrovnik can expect many interesting activities and that every corner brings a unique experience. They also pint out that the nearby islands offer privacy, which is why Dubrovnik is so popular with Hollywood celebrities.
Ranked number 1 in the BA projection is Cape Town in the South African Republic, where the World Football Cup will be held in June and July. Out of the destinations on the Americas, the following were ranked among the top 10: New York, Las Vegas, Vancouver and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The last two are the Maldives and New Delhi.