Indonesia’s tourism ranking | Indonesia declared world’s sixth most beautiful country

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British guidebook publisher Rough Guides has included Indonesia in its list of the world’s most beautiful countries – and quite high up, too.

The ranking was updated on Jan. 4 based on Rough Guides’ readers voting on social media channels.

This was not lost on President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who hailed the achievement with a video shared on his Instagram account.


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“Renowned UK publisher Rough Guides recently conducted a global survey on the world’s most beautiful countries. The result [shows] that Indonesia was ranked sixth in the world, but [was named] the most beautiful country in Asia,” Jokowi wrote in the same post.

The video shows some of the most popular tourist attractions, from temples to surfing spots in Bali, beautiful beaches in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, and orangutans in Kalimantan.

“Rough Guides’ polling strengthens Indonesia’s position as a world-class tourist destination,” said Jokowi.

Here’s the full of the world’s 20 most beautiful countries, according to Rough Guides readers. (jes)

  1. Scotland

  2. Canada

  3. New Zealand

  4. Italy

  5. South Africa

  6. Indonesia

  7. England

  8. Iceland

  9. United States

  10. Wales

  11. Slovenia

  12. Mexico

  13. India

  14. Finland

  15. Switzerland

  16. Peru

  17. Norway

  18. Ireland

  19. Croatia

  20. Vietnam


Travel site TripAdvisor ranks Bali in fourth place in the site’s Top 25 Destination – World 2018 list.

TripAdvisor’s destination manager for North Asia, Gary Cheng, announced the news at the 2019 Indonesia Tourism Outlook

Every year millions of tourists write reviews on the site, all of which are later compiled in “TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice”. The platform uses these reviews to determine the ranks.

Bali ranked first on the 2017 list. Meanwhile, this year’s list-topper Paris, France, jumped from its third place last year.

Boasting more than 315 million users, TripAdvisor is currently among the most popular reference sites for travellers deciding upon destinations.

The following is the 2018 list of the world’s top 10 destinations according to TripAdvisor:

  1. Paris, France

  2. London, United Kingdom

  3. Rome, Italy

  4. Bali, Indonesia

  5. Crete, Greece

  6. Barcelona, Spain

  7. Prague, Czech Republic

  8. Marrakesh, Morocco

  9. Istanbul, Turkey

  10. New York, United States



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