Maldives amongst most popular luxury travel destinations in 2017, new survey says

Maldives is amongst the most popular destinations for luxury travellers in 2017, a recent survey by luxury travel website has found.

The survey ranked the Maldives at the 11th spot in its list of the top 25 luxury travel destinations for the year. This ranking stacked the Indian Ocean island nation after Hawaii and before the Greek island of Santorini.

The top 25 luxury travel destinations for 2017 are as follows:

  1. Paris, France
  2. Dubai, UAE
  3. New York, US
  4. London, UK
  5. Singapore
  6. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  7. Rome, Italy
  8. Bali, Indonesia
  9. Hong Kong
  10. Hawaii, US
  11. Maldives
  12. Santorini, Greece
  13. Florida, US
  14. Majorca, Spain
  15. Cancun, Mexico
  16. Barcelona, Spain
  17. Venice, Italy
  18. Amalfi Coast, Italy
  19. Abu Dhabi, UAE
  20. Bahamas
  21. Tokyo, Japan
  22. Sydney, Australia
  23. Phuket, Thailand
  24. Milan, Italy
  25. Vienna, Austria

The survey combines both the overall popularity of each destination, from over three million visitors to the website in 2017 with the average transaction amount each traveller spends on their hotel. Results weighted towards popularity (60 percent), then average booking amount (40 percent). The higher the average spend per destination and the more visitors, the higher the destination appears. is an independent guide to luxury hotels worldwide. Comparing over 1 million properties from dozens of travel partners.

This ranking is in line with several other recent studies and surveys that listed the Maldives amongst the most popular holiday destinations in the world.

Data from Google revealed last week that the Maldives was one of the most searched for destinations in the world this year.

A survey by Australia-based booking agency has also shown that the Maldives is becoming more and more popular amongst Australian travellers.

The destination has also won multiple awards this year, with the most recent being World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination and World’s leading Dive Destination titles at the 24th annual World Travel Awards and Indian Ocean’s Best Spa Destination at the 3rd annual World Spa Awards.

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