TRIPADVISOR ANNOUNCES 2012 TRAVELERS’ CHOICE DESTINATIONS
London and New York City Named World’s Best Travel Spots Based on Opinions from the TripAdvisor Community of Millions Tweet
NEWTON, Mass. — May 1, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its 2012 Travelers’ Choice® Destinations awards. In the fourth year of its awards, TripAdvisor has honored 440 outstanding destinations in 37 markets across the globe, including lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Central America, China, Europe, India, Mexico, the Middle East, South America, the South Pacific, and the United States.
The Travelers’ Choice Destinations awards honor top travel spots worldwide based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. Award winners were determined based on the popularity of destinations, taking into account travelers’ favorites and most highly rated places.
Top 25 Travelers’ Choice World Destinations:
|1. London, England||14. Sydney, Australia|
|2. New York City, New York||15. Beijing, China|
|3. Rome, Italy||16. Prague, Czech Republic|
|4. Paris, France||17. Las Vegas, Nevada|
|5. San Francisco, California||18. Bora Bora, French Polynesia|
|6. Marrakech, Morocco||19. Shanghai, China|
|7. Istanbul, Turkey||20. Honolulu, Hawaii|
|8. Barcelona, Spain||21. Los Angeles, California|
|9. Siem Reap, Cambodia||22. New Orleans, Louisiana|
|10. Berlin, Germany||23. Cape Town, South Africa|
|11. Chicago, Illinois||24. Chiang Mai, Thailand|
|12. Florence, Italy||25. Dublin, Ireland|
|13. Buenos Aires, Argentina|
Top 25 Travelers’ Choice U.S. Destinations:
|1. New York City, New York||14. Savannah, Georgia|
|2. San Francisco, California||15. Boston, Massachusetts|
|3. Chicago, Illinois||16. Branson, Missouri|
|4. Las Vegas, Nevada||17. Atlanta, Georgia|
|5. Honolulu, Hawaii||18. Houston, Texas|
|6. Los Angeles, California||19. Sedona, Arizona|
|7. New Orleans, Louisiana||20. Napa, California|
|8. Seattle, Washington||21. Lahaina, Hawaii|
|9. San Diego, California||22. Austin, Texas|
|10. Orlando, Florida||23. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|11. Washington, D.C.||24. Charleston, South Carolina|
|12. Portland, Oregon||25. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii|
|13. San Antonio, Texas|
“The TripAdvisor community has once again helped pinpoint hundreds of the most amazing and beloved travel destinations of the year,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “For travelers planning their big annual vacation or just a weekend getaway, these awards highlight awe-inspiring travel locations of all varieties around the globe.”
For the complete list of 2012 Travelers’ Choice Destinations winners, sponsored by LAN Airlines, go to http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Destinations.
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, with more than 50 million unique monthly visitors*, and over 60 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to TripAdvisor’s millions of monthly visitors.
TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 19 other travel media brands, and together the sites attract more than 69 million unique monthly visitors**. TripAdvisor’s travel media brands include www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.onetime.com, www.seatguru.com, www.sniqueaway.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travel-library.com, www.travelpod.com, www.virtualtourist.com, www.whereivebeen.com, and www.kuxun.cn.
*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, January 2012
**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Inc. and its subsidiaries, Worldwide, January 2012
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