The New Forest has been voted the number one National Park in Europe in the 2022 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for Destinations.

The New Forest also came 10th in the world, ahead of global big hitters including Banff National Park in Canada, Grand Canyon National Park in the United States and Iceland’s Vatnajokull National Park.

Comments Anthony Climpson OBE, Chief Executive of Go New Forest “Given the very real challenges of the last two years, being voted the No.1 National Park in Europe and 10th in the world is an extremely welcome shot in the arm for all local tourism businesses.

“It’s pleasing the world’s travellers are finally catching up with what we’ve known for years, by falling in love with the magical wonder of our fabulous destination. But we’ll not be resting on our laurels.

“Go New Forest is shortly launching the New Forest Green Leaf Tourism Business Scheme (GLTBS) to help businesses turn over a ‘green leaf’ as they reduce carbon and improve their environmental and social outputs. In doing so, we’ll also be helping local tourism support the forest itself and its unique way of life as each member works towards becoming a net zero business operation.”

“It’s pleasing the world’s travellers are finally catching up with what we’ve known for years, by falling in love with the magical wonder of our fabulous destination. But we’ll not be resting on our laurels.

“Go New Forest is shortly launching the New Forest Green Leaf Tourism Business Scheme (GLTBS) to help businesses turn over a ‘green leaf’ as they reduce carbon and improve their environmental and social outputs. In doing so, we’ll also be helping local tourism support the forest itself and its unique way of life as each member works towards becoming a net zero business operation.”