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TripAdvisor says Istanbul is the second best destination in the world

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

hagia sophia insideTripAdvisor announced the winners of its Travelers' Choice™ awards for destinations, says Istanbul is the second best destination following London.

Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions in destinations worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period, as well as traveler booking interest on TripAdvisor.

Top 10 Travelers’ Choice Destinations – World:

(+/- denotes change in ranking year-over-year, destinations with no change are marked accordingly)

  1. London, United Kingdom (+5)
  2. Istanbul*, Turkey (+1)
  3. Marrakech, Morocco (-2)
  4. Paris, France (+5)
  5. Siem Reap, Cambodia (-3)
  6. Prague, Czech Republic (-1)
  7. Rome, Italy (no YoY change)
  8. Hanoi, Vietnam (-4)
  9. New York City, New York (+2)
  10. Ubud, Indonesia (+5)

Top 10 Travelers’ Choice Destinations – U.S:

(+/- denotes change in ranking year-over-year, destinations with no change are marked accordingly)

1. New York City, New York (no YoY change)

2. Las Vegas, Nevada (+2)

3. Orlando, Florida (+15)

4. Chicago, Illinois (-2)

5. San Francisco, California (+1)

6. San Diego, California (+4)

7. Honolulu, Hawaii (+6)

8. Washington, DC, District of Columbia (-1)

9. Charleston, South Carolina (-6)

10. New Orleans, Louisiana (-2)

* TripAdvisor is aware of the March 19 terrorism attack in Istanbul, and other attacks in Turkey over the past few months. All Travelers’ Choice destination award winners were selected based on the quantity of positive traveler feedback shared on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period from November 2014 – November 2015. Istanbul’s recognition is a reflection of its consistent status as a favorite tourist destination among millions of travelers worldwide.

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