Conde Nast Traveller UK/International released its list of Best destinations and hotels in 2017 with Asia taking many of the awards. Except for the 20 Best Cities Destinations in the world which saw only Tokyo as the sole Asian representative. A sign which shows that cities in Southeast Asia still needs to work on their appeal by mixing more history, culture and story telling places with their usual feature over shopping, gastronomy and modernity.
Amon the top best countries to visit, Thailand is the eighth most favourite destination by world travellers, followed by Indonesia (rank 16) and Vietnam (rank 18). Among other countries present in the top 20 are India (rank 9), Sri Lanka (12) and Japan (19).
Among the 20 Top 20 winners of the Readers’ Travel Awards 2017, Southeast Asia was recognised xxx times with the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok topping all the competition. Rank 17 is the Alila Ubud in Bali, rank 18 is the Sarojin Khao Lak in Thailand while Koh Samui Island as a destination was ranked 19.
Finally, the best islands in the world, as awarded by Conde Nast Travellers’ readers include Koh Samui in Thailand (rank 5), Bali in Indonesia (6) and Langkawi in Malaysia (13).