Prague drops out of TripAdvisor’s Top 10 world destinations
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Prague drops out of TripAdvisor’s Top 10 world destinations

Is Prague starting to lose its appeal among world travelers?

Despite a record number of tourists coming to the Czech Republic year after year, the city has fallen out of TripAdvisor’s list of the world’s top 10 destinations, according to new Traveler’s Choice Awards announced earlier this week.

Among the world’s top destinations, Prague rated #6 in the 2016 Travelers’ Choice Awards on TripAdvisor, and #7 in both 2017 and 2018.

But this year, the Czech capital has slipped all the way to #11, dropping out of the top 10 global destinations in the Travellers’ Choice Awards for the first time since the awards were introduced.

For the fourth year running, London topped TripAdvisor’s list the list of the world’s top destinations, followed by Paris, Rome, Crete, and Bali in the top 5.

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Among the world’s top 10 destinations, Phuket, Barcelona, Istanbul, Marrakech, and Dubai also topped Prague in this year’s Travelers’ Choice rankings.

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Of course, ranking as the 11th-most popular city among travelers across the entire world is no slight. Prague still ranks ahead of some of the world’s most popular (and populous) destinations, like New York, Tokyo, and Hong Kong.

But could the 2019 TripAdvisor rankings be the start of a trend for the Czech capital?

We, for one, don’t expect a drop in Prague’s tourism numbers any time soon.

These are TripAdvisor’s top 25 destinations across the world, according to 2019 Travelers’ Choice Awards:

  1. London, United Kingdom
  2. Paris, France
  3. Rome, Italy
  4. Crete, Greece
  5. Bali, Indonesia
  6. Phuket, Thailand
  7. Barcelona, Spain
  8. Istanbul, Turkey
  9. Marrakech, Morocco
  10. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  11. Prague, Czech Republic
  12. Siem Reap, Cambodia
  13. New York City, US
  14. Jamaica
  15. Hanoi, Vietnam
  16. Tokyo, Japan
  17. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  18. Lisbon, Portugal
  19. Kathmandu, Nepal
  20. Jaipur, India
  21. Hurghada, Egypt
  22. Hong Kong, China
  23. Cusco, Peru
  24. Sydney, Australia
  25. Tel Aviv, Israel

Lucas Němec

Prague-based author with two decades experience living in and writing about the Czech Republic for local and international sites and publications. Nakládaný hermelín enthusiast and frequent Club-Mate drinker.

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