THE WORLD’S largest coral embankment complement and Australia’s biggest healthy consternation has done it to a tip of a list in U.S. News and World Report’s World’s Best Places to Visit rankings for 2016.
Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef has ranked a favourite among travellers, heading all universe destinations forward of Paris in second and French Polynesia’s Bora Bora in third.
These rankings are formed on consultant opinion, user votes and stream trends. As one of a Seven Natural Wonders of a World, a site described a Reef as ‘holding a mark on any travellers’ bucket list’.
“Whether you’re gazing during sea life by a scuba mask, vouchsafing a pleasant zephyr spread your sail, or in a craft gliding high above it all, a possibilities for scrutiny are scarcely limitless.”
Tourism and Events Queensland CEO, Leanne Coddington, pronounced a Reef’s standing as series one was a opinion of certainty in a world-wide tourism appeal.
“The Great Barrier Reef is a vital value and a vital tourism drawcard for visitors to Queensland,” she said.
“It’s ours to strengthen and share, and this latest outcome reaffirms only how critical a Reef is to Queensland’s tourism economy.”
The Great Barrier Reef welcomes some-more than 1.9m visitors any year and contributes adult to $5.2b to a economy.