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  • Tripadvisor names 2013 travellers’ choice destinations

    Published on May 29, 2013

    Newton :  TripAdvisortripadvisor, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its 2013 Travellers’ ChoiceDestinations awards.  The fifth annualawards recognizes 412outstanding destinations in 38marketsacross 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 Travellers’ Choice Destinations awards honour 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 travellers’favourites and most highly rated places.

    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.           Paris, France (+3)

    2.            New York City, New York (0)

    3.            London, England (-2)

    4.            Rome, Italy (-1)

    5.            Barcelona, Spain (+3)

    6.            Venice, Italy (New)

    7.            San Francisco, California (-2)

    8.            Florence, Italy (+4)

    9.            Prague, Czech Republic (+7)

    10.          Sydney, Australia (+4)

    11.          Berlin, Germany (-1)

    12.          Istanbul, Turkey (-5)

    13.          Bangkok, Thailand (New)

    14.          Chicago, Illinois (-3)

    15.          Tokyo, Japan (New)

    16.          Cape Town, South Africa (+7)

    17.          Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (New)

    18.          Buenos Aires, Brazil (New)

    19.          Marrakech, Morocco (-13)

    20.          St. Petersburg, Russia (New)

    21.          Beijing, China (-6)

    22.          Shanghai, China (-3)

    23.          Siem Reap, Cambodia (-14)

    24.          Chiang Mai, Thailand (0)

    25.          Queenstown, Australia (New)

     

     

    Top 25 Travelers’ Choice U.S. Destinations:

     

     

    1.            New York City, New York (0)

    2.            San Francisco, California (0)

    3.            Chicago, Illinois (0)

    4.            Las Vegas, Nevada (0)

    5.            Orlando, Florida(+5)

    6.            Washington, D.C. (+5)

    7.            Boston, Massachusetts (+8)

    8.            Los Angeles, California (-2)

    9.            Honolulu, Hawaii (-4)

    10.          New Orleans, Louisiana (-3)

    11.          Seattle, Washington (-3)

    12.          Miami, Florida (New)

    13.          Sedona, Arizona (+6)

    14.          Savannah, Georgia (0)

    15.          Charleston, South Carolina (+9)

    16.          Napa, California (+4)

    17.          San Antonio, Texas (-4)

    18.          Lahaina, Hawaii (+3)

    19.          Portland, Oregon (-7)

    20.          Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (+3)

    21.          Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (New)

    22.          Kailua-Kona, Hawaii(+3)

    23.          Palm Springs, California (New)

    24.          Naples, Florida (New)

    25.          Houston, Texas (-7)

    “Based on insights from millions of travelers from around the world, the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards help identify the most highly rated and loved vacation spots,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “The awards highlight 412 winners worldwide and these impressive destinations offer something unique for every traveller type to help them plan their next perfect trip.”

    “We are pleased to be recognized in the 2013 list of the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Destinations. New York City continues to be an attractive draw for people from all around the world. The city’s unique energy, excitement and diversity are all reasons why visitors are continually drawn to the five boroughs year after year,” said NYC & Company’s CEO George Fertitta.

    Source : Priyanka Das