The travel trends that 2017 leaves us on TripAdvisor

Are you one of those who, when you travel, like to leave an opinion or comment about the place visited or the hotel where you have stayed? Or maybe you are one of those who, before planning your vacation, contrasts the different points of view expressed on different web pages. In either case, TripAdvisor is sure to become a point of reference both to leave your opinion and to read those of others and choose a destination.

The portal has released the main trends about the places with the most comments and which have had the most reservations during the year that ends. I tell you in detail below.

The basis of the study

To carry out this study on the trends of the year in the tourism sector, this website has compiled the contributions of travelers published between October 12, 2016 and October 11, 2017.

These are the general trends on TripAdvisor

In this way, more than 820,000 places of interest throughout the world have received their first opinion during 2017. London has counted more than a million of them (it is the most commented city) and Barcelona has become the second with the most comments. If we look at the country that has the least, we find Eritrea, with 9 users and 17 opinions.


By nationalities

Not all nationalities are equally cooperative when it comes to sharing their experiences. Japanese travelers are the most prolific in TripAdvisor literature, having written more reviews than anyone else with an average of nine more than the rest. Spaniards have written an average of four opinions this year.

Hotels and restaurants

When it comes to organizing a vacation, many people choose to read the opinions of certain accommodations or establishments to check their quality according to the experience of previous visitors.

At this point, and in terms of hotels, the Hard Rock Hotel in Punta Cana was the one that received the most comments in 2017 and the Boston Park Plaza in Massachusetts was the one that was booked the most through this TripAdvisor.

If you look at restaurants and food establishments, the Pastéis de Belem pastry cafe in Lisbon has received more than 10,000 opinions from travelers, many more than any other in the world.


Tourist attractions

Hotels, airlines, restaurants, cities and, also, tourist attractions. Organizing a trip requires extensive planning. And, on the way back, if you like others to know about your experience to help them plan their vacations, you can leave a comment about what you visited. This is what those who visited the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona did , which was the attraction with the most reviews this year (almost 30,000 opinions). Burj Khalifa in Dubai was the most booked in the world on TripAdvisor.

What places were the most popular in Spain?

We finish this review by the trends of travelers when it comes to commenting and booking with those that have been most popular in our country. They would be as follows:

– Hotel with the most comments in 2017: Barceló Fuerteventura Thalasso Spa.

– Most talked about and most reserved attraction: the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona.

– Hotel establishment with more opinions and comments this year: Chocolatería San Ginés, Madrid.

– Most commented destination: Barcelona.

– Spanish hotel with the most bookings: Hotel Europa, Madrid.

– Number of places and establishments that Spaniards gave their opinions in 2017: 483,118.

– Number of Spanish places and establishments that received their first opinion in this year that we left: 46,833.

August 24 was the day in which more reviews were left by Spanish travelers on this specialized portal, with a total of 23,004 opinions.