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World’s Top Destinations Named In TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

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April 9, 2014

World’s Top Destinations Named In TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

Hospitality News: Istanbul - September 28: Tourists visit Hagia Sophia on September 28, 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey. Hagia Sophia is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque and now a museum
Istanbul - September 28: Tourists visit Hagia Sophia on September 28, 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey. Hagia Sophia is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque and now a museum

TripAdvisor?,?the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice??awards for Destinations. The sixth annual awards honor nearly 500 destinations including the winners for the top spots in the world, and individual lists for?Africa,?Asia,?Australia,?Canada, the?Caribbean,?Central America,?Europe,?China,?Middle East,Russia,?South America, the?South Pacific, the?U.K.?and the U.S.

“If you’re looking for trip inspiration, look no further than the Travelers’ Choice Destinations,” said?Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for?TripAdvisor. “Our global travelers are the tastemakers for uncovering the best places to visit around the world.”

Travelers’ Choice Destinations honor top travel spots worldwide based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from?TripAdvisortravelers. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, attractions and restaurants in destinations worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.

Top 25 Travelers’ Choice World Destinations:

(+/- denotes change in ranking year-over-year, 0 is no change and new is new to the top 25)

1.?Istanbul,?Turkey?(+11) 13.?Florence,?Italy?(-5)
2.?Rome,?Italy?(+2) 14.?Buenos Aires,?Argentina?(+4)
3.?London,?England?(0) 15.?Barcelona, Spain (-10)
4.?Beijing,?China?(+17) 16.?St. Petersburg,?Russia?(+4)
5.?Prague,?Czech Republic?(+4) 17.?Dubai,?United Arab Emirates?(New)
6.?Marrakech,?Morocco?(+13) 18.?Chicago,?Illinois?(-4)
7.?Paris,?France?(-6) 19.?Cape Town,?South Africa?(-3)
8.?Hanoi,?Vietnam?(New) 20.?Bangkok,?Thailand?(-7)
9.?Siem Reap,?Cambodia?(+14) 21.?Budapest,?Hungary?(New)
10.?Shanghai,?China?(+12) 22.?Sydney,?Australia?(-12)
11.?Berlin,?Germany?(0) 23.?Lisbon,?Portugal?(New)
12.?New York City,?New York?(-10) 24.?Chiang Mai,?Thailand?(0)
25.?San Francisco,?California?(-18)

Top 25 Travelers’ Choice U.S. Destinations:

1.?New York City,?New York?(0) 14.?Boston,?Massachusetts?(-7)
2.?Chicago,?Illinois?(+1) 15.?Portland,?Oregon?(+4)
3.?San Francisco,?California?(-1) 16.?San Antonio,?Texas?(+1)
4.?Las Vegas,?Nevada?(0) 17.?Palm Springs,?California?(+6)
5.?New Orleans,?Louisiana?(+5) 18.?Austin,?Texas?(New)
6.?Los Angeles,?California?(+2) 19.?Branson,?Missouri?(New)
7.?San Diego,?California?(New) 20.?Atlanta,?Georgia (New)
8.?Seattle,?Washington?(+3) 21.?Phoenix,?Arizona?(New)
9.?Washington, D.C.?(-3) 22.?Myrtle Beach,?South Carolina?(-1)
10.?Orlando,?Florida?(-5) 23.?Saint Louis,?Missouri?(New)
11.?Honolulu,?Hawaii?(-2) 24.?Nashville,?Tennessee?(New)
12.?Houston,?Texas?(+13) 25.?Miami,?Florida?(-13)
13.?Charleston,?South Carolina?(+2)

Asian Destinations Climb World List of Top Spots
Six of the top 25 world spots are from?Asia?and four Asian cities saw a climb of at least 10 places in the world top 25 list year-over-year.Beijing?jumped 17 spots to #4 in the world,?Hanoi?is new to the list this year at #8,?Siem Reap?rose 14 spots to #9, and?Shanghaiclimbed 12 places to #10.

Texas?and Southern Destinations Rise in the U.S.
Ten of the top 25 in the U.S. are southern destinations and it was a particularly strong showing from the?Lone Star?state this year.Houston?saw the biggest jump on the U.S. list, up 13 spots to #12.??San Antonio?moved up one spot to #16 and?Austin?was new to the list at #18.? Other southern spots that climbed the charts this year:?New Orleans?(+5 to #5) and?Charleston?(+2 to #13), while?Atlanta(#20) and?Nashville?(#24) are new to this year’s U.S. top 25.

For the complete list of winners from the 2014 Travelers’ Choice Destinations, as well as reviews and candid traveler photos, go to

To see the best hotels for luxury, bargain, and more, as honored in TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Hotels from January, go to?

TripAdvisor??is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip.?TripAdvisor?offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools.?TripAdvisor?branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching more than 260 million unique monthly visitors** in 2013, and more than 150 million reviews and opinions covering more than 3.7 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 37 countries worldwide, including?China?under? includes?TripAdvisor?for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly?TripAdvisor?visitors.


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