Top Travel Destinations

Top Travel Destinations

Top Travel Destinations

 

The recent TripAdvisor report, examining millions of traveler reviews for U.S. and global destinations ranked New York City and Istanbul as the top travel destinations in the US and the world. TripAdvisor uses a barometer that measures user rankings based on attractions, hotels and restaurants destinations for a period spanning 12-months. New York has held the top rankings in the US for a consecutive period of four years. The city was closely followed by Chicago and San Francisco with Las Vegas at fourth position and New Orleans closing the top five.

The other cities in the US among the top 10 travel destinations include Los Angeles at position six; it was followed by San Diego, Seattle, Washington D.C and Orlando at position ten. The city of Miami dropped 13 positions to stand at position 25 while the Texan city of Houston made the biggest leap, rising up 13 places to stand at position 12. On the global front, Istanbul moved 11 places to rank at position 1, thereafter toppling Paris, which was last year’s winner. The French capital dropped six spots to stand at position number 7. The report indicates that despite New York City topping the U.S travel list, the city dropped 10 places on the global list to stand at position 12.

The other top travel destinations globally, include Rome, London, and Beijing. These cities were followed by Prague, Marrakech, Paris and the Vietnamese city of Hanoi. Siem-Reap in Cambodia was ranked at position 9 while Shanghai in China was placed at position 10. According to AFP, despite Paris losing its coveted number 1 position with TripAdvisor users; the city remained the world’s top tourist destination in 2013 with 32.3 million tourist based on the levels of hotel occupancies. The city of London, on the other hand, managed to attract some 16 million overseas visitors during the same year.

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