Close
Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Bali Voted Best Holiday Destination
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Bali Voted Best Holiday Destination

SmartTravelAsia.com Votes Bali as Asia's Best Holiday Destination.


Bali News: Bali Voted Best Holiday Destination
Click Image to Enlarge

(10/8/2006)

Based on a poll that queried sophisticated frequent travelers over a three month period from May-July 2006, SmartTravelAsia.com recently announced its list of the "best of the best" covering airlines, hotels, and destinations. Mirroring results in the recent Travel + Leisure readers' survey, Bali was, once again, selected as the "Best Holiday Destination" in Asia.

Best Holiday Destination

Proving that Bali's magic is truly indestructible, SmartTravelAsia.com voted Bali its favorite Asian holiday destination, saying, "It is an island that has retained its disarmingly honest and simple charm, a peaceful ritual-minded Hindu enclave in a bustling Muslim country."

Bali garnered 18.7% of total votes in the category followed by Phuket in a distant second receiving 11.3% of the votes cast. The South Indian destination of Kerala captured third place (7%) followed by Bangkok in fourth.

In reviewing Bali's win SmartTravelAsia.com said: "Bali held top spot - and by a wide margin - demonstrating that integrity and authenticity can attract visitor votes, and dollars. This is a reassuring message in an age of instantly bottled and serially manufactured destinations where neon and crocodile shows push everything else off the stage."

Best Conference Hotels, Asia

In their list of the top 25 conference hotels in Asia two Bali properties brought honor to the island with the Conrad Bali Resort & Spa ranking No. 22 and the Ritz Carlton Bali tying with The Peninsula Hong Kong for No. 24.

Best Leisure Hotels & Resorts, Asia

In listing the best reports in Asia, the poll participants named six Bali properties to their list of the top 25, namely: Amandari, Bali (No. 1); Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay (No. 2); The Legian, Bali (No. 11); Grand Hyatt Bali (No. 16); Four Seasons Resort at Sayan (No. 17); and The Bale (No. 22).

Best Spa Hotels, Asia

Equally impressive was Bali's attainment of six properties on the list of the Best Hotel Spas in Asia with COMO Shambhala Estate at Begawan Giri, Bali (No. 5); InterContinental Resort Bali at (No. 6); Hotel Tugu Bali (No. 7); The Ritz-Carlton Bali Resort & Spa (No. 12); The Legian Bali (No. 18); and Maya Ubud Resort & Spa, Bali (No. 23).

Bali Responds

Reacting to the honors bestowed on Bali by SmartTravelAsia.com, the Chairman of the Bali Tourism Board, Bagus Sudibya, told the Indonesian language BisnisBali: "We need not be humble. This award should at the very least urge us all to work harder to develop Bali's tourism." Sudibya went on to ask that if the world votes its support for Bali, why should we (the Balinese) hesitate to work together for recovery?


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.


 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
And the Winner Is . . . .
Joko Widodo and Jusuf Kalla Declared Winners of Presidential and Vice-Presidential Race. Prabowo Subianto Takes Legal Steps to Challenge Election Results.
(7/25/2014)
If this is Tuesday, it Must be Bali!
Design Expert Explores Ways to Enforce Rules Mandating Balinese Style Architecture and Finishes in all Building Projects
(7/25/2014)
Endless Summer
Australian Man Found Dead in Kuta Hotel Room
(7/25/2014)
Red Glare on Baliís East Coast
Fire Destroys One Villa at Amankila
(7/25/2014)
When High Season Becomes Shoulder Season
Hotels and Villas in Bali Claim Occupancies for July-August 2014 are Down by as much as 15%
(7/25/2014)
Holding Meetings in Bali to Steal Funds
Foreign Affair Official Sentenced to Prison for Corruption of International Meeting Funds dedicated to Bali
(7/25/2014)
Cooking in the Middle Kingdom
St. Regis Kayuputi Culinary Team Represented Indonesia at Bocuse díOr Asia Pacific in Shanghai
(7/25/2014)
Pausing for a 'Cuppa' Before Take-Off
Government Does Surprise Drug Screening of Domestic Pilots at Bali Airport
(7/25/2014)
Have You Been to Bali, Too??
Bali by the Numbers: Bali on Pat to Welcome 3.75 million Foreign Visitors in 2014
(7/25/2014)
A 15-year Impasse
French Drug Courier Gets 15 Year Prison Sentence in Bali
(7/25/2014)
Rising Costs Dent Garudaís Finances
Garuda Loses US$211 million in First Half of 2014
(7/25/2014)
Mellow is the Night in Ubud
Jazz musician Deborah Carter set to perform at Uma by COMO in Ubud on August 10, 2014
(7/25/2014)
All [News]!
 
Tourism and Transport Tourism Agents