KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica has been listed in the Top 25 “Best Destinations in the World” for 2019 on renowned travel website TripAdvisor.
According to a report from the Ministry of Tourism, the TripAdvisor rating ranks the island among destinations such as London, Rome and Paris.
Jamaica was ranked Number 14 on the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards’ “World’s Best Destinations” list and is also listed as the best destination in the Caribbean, the tourism ministry report said Negril’s Seven Mile Beach was also named the 10th Best Beach in the world and fifth Best Beach in the Caribbean on the 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards’ for Beaches. TripAdvisor recognised 352 beaches around the world.
The ministry said the award winners for the Best Destinations awards were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions in destinations worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period, as well as traveller booking interest on TripAdvisor.
Winners for the Beaches awards were determined based on the quantity and quality of traveller reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor, gathered over a 12-month period, the ministry added.
“Jamaica is very pleased to once again receive these incredible accolades from the acclaimed travel website TripAdvisor. We have been increasing our efforts to better meet the needs of our visitors, by focusing on securing meaningful investments and improving on the variety of quality offerings in the destination,” said Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. “We want to thank all of our visitors for choosing Jamaica and we are always ready to welcome them to our shores.”
TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site, with over 730 million reviews and opinions covering the world’s largest selection of travel listings worldwide. It covers approximately 8.1 million accommodations, airlines, experiences, and restaurants, the ministry release said.