Sailing on the Swan River, Perth. Credit: Tourism Western Australia
Sailing on the Swan River, Perth. Credit: Tourism Western Australia

TripAdvisor has announced the winners of its 2012 Travellers’ Choice Destinations on the Rise awards, with two Australian cities making the top 10. The awards honour the destinations worldwide that have seen the greatest increase in positive traveller feedback, year-on-year.

Perth took out fifth spot on the list, just above Mexico City and Moscow, and Hobart came in at number seven.

Hobart's Waterfront. Credit: AAT Kings

Jean Ow-Yeong from TripAdvisor said the result was good news for the Australian tourism industry.

“It’s great to see two Australian destinations, Perth and Hobart, making it into the world list for Top 10 Destinations on the Rise,” she said.

“Not only is this list based on increasing traveller interest but also increasing positive feedback about the cities’ hotels, restaurants and things to do.”

Travellers’ Choice Destinations on the Rise – World

1. Mar del Plata, Argentina
2. Sao Paulo, Brazil
3. Kiev, Ukraine
4. Montevideo, Uruguay
5. Perth, Australia
6. Mexico City, Mexico
7. Hobart, Australia
8. Guadalajara, Mexico
9. Moscow, Russia
10. Turin, Italy

Travellers’ Choice Destinations on the Rise – South Pacific

1. Perth, Australia
2. Hobart, Australia
3. Brisbane, Australia
4. Adelaide, Australia
5. Wellington, New Zealand
6. Port Vila, Vanuatu
7. Auckland Central, New Zealand
8. Cairns, Australia
9. Queenstown, New Zealand
10. Port Douglas, Australia

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