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TRIPADVISOR ANNOUNCES WORLD’S TOP LANDMARKS AND PARKS IN TRAVELERS’ CHOICE ATTRACTIONS AWARDS

Machu Picchu #1 Landmark in the World and Gettysburg Best in the U.S., According to Millions of TripAdvisor Traveler Reviews and Opinions

/ PR Newswire / — TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its Travelers’ ChoiceTM awards for Attractions, highlighting the top landmarks and parks around the globe. In the second year of the awards for these categories, 929 winners were identified, including the top 25 in the world and dedicated lists for Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, India, Mexico, South America, the South Pacific, the U.K. and the U.S.

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“TripAdvisor travelers have helped identify some of the best attractions around the globe,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “These award-winning landmarks and parks are an ideal starting point for taking in the world’s must-see sights.”

Travelers’ Choice awards honor top travel spots worldwide based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for landmark and park attractions worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.

Top 10 U.S. Landmarks:Top 10 World Landmarks:
1. Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania1. Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru
2. Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool, Washington, D.C.2. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
3. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California3. Taj Mahal, Agra, India
4. Alcatraz, San Francisco, California4. Great Cathedral and Mosque, Cordoba, Spain
5. USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii5. St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, Italy
6. Cloud Gate, Chicago, Illinois6. Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
7. Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C.7. Bayon Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia
8. New York Public Library, New York City, New York8. Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia
9. Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Savannah, Georgia9. Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
10. Korean War Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C.10. Ancient City Walls, Dubrovnik, Croatia


Top 10 U.S. Parks:Top 10 World Parks:
1. Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado1. Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada
2. Central Park, New York City, New York2. Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado
3. Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois3. Central Park, New York City, New York
4. High Line, New York City, New York4. Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois
5. Boston Public Garden, Boston, Massachusetts5. High Line, New York City, New York
6. Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California6. Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth, Australia
7. Balboa Park, San Diego, California7. Guell Park, Barcelona, Spain
8. Bryant Park, New York City, New York8. Ibirapuera Park, Sao Paulo, Brazil
9. Forsyth Park, Savannah, Georgia9. Retiro Park, Madrid, Spain
10. Falls Park on the Reedy, Greenville, South Carolina10. Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, France

Europe Tops World Landmark Tally; NYC and D.C. Dominate U.S. List
With nine of the top 25 world landmarks, Europe is the region best represented on the landmarks list. The Big Apple and the Nation’s Capital account for 11 of the top 25 on the U.S. list.

U.S. Places First in the World for Parks; Over One Third of U.S. List in the West
Eight of the top 25 world parks are found in the U.S., including the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs at #2. With a total of nine winners, the American West lays claim as the region with the most winners on the U.S. list.

For the complete list of winners from the 2014 Travelers’ Choice Attractions, as well as reviews and candid traveler photos, go to www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Attractions.

To see the best hotels for luxury, bargain, and more, as honored in TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for Hotels from January, go to www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Hotels.

About TripAdvisor
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 nearly 260 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 150 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 41 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 23 other travel media brands:
www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.lafourchette.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travelpod.com, www.tripbod.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com, www.virtualtourist.com, and www.kuxun.cn.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, Q1 2014

**Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q1 2014; does not include traffic to daodao.com

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