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Istanbul Ranked 8th At TripAdvisor’s Best Destinations for 2019

TripAdvisor® announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice® awards for Destinations, recognizing the locations that are the most popular among TripAdvisor reviewers. Istanbul ranked eighth best destination for travelers in the world for 2019.

London has been named the top destination in the world for 2019, and New York City ranks number one in the U.S. for the ninth consecutive year.

Award winners were determined using an algorithm based on reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and experiences in destinations worldwide over a 12-month period. The methodology takes into account quality and volume of reviews to surface destinations that consistently deliver the best overall experience for travelers.

“With more than 156,000 destinations listed on TripAdvisor, travelers can find inspiration and advice on where to stay, what to do and where to eat during every type of trip. The Travelers’ Choice awards for Destinations recognize major cities and islands that continue to deliver an outstanding experience and are beloved by our global community of travelers,” said Desiree Fish, vice president of global communications for TripAdvisor. “For those who want to cross these popular destinations off their travel bucket list, we recommend visiting during off-peak seasons when you can find great savings and less crowds.”

Top 10 Travelers’ Choice Destinations in the World:

  1. London, United Kingdom
  2. Paris, France
  3. Rome, Italy
  4. Crete, Greece
  5. Bali, Indonesia
  6. Phuket, Thailand
  7. Barcelona, Spain
  8. Istanbul, Turkey
  9. Marrakech, Morocco
  10. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Top 10 Travelers’ Choice Destinations in the U.S.:

  1. New York City, New York
  2. Maui, Hawaii
  3. Oahu, Hawaii
  4. Las Vegas, Nevada
  5. Orlando, Florida
  6. San Diego, California
  7. Chicago, Illinois
  8. New Orleans, Louisiana
  9. San Francisco, California
  10. The Island of Hawaii (Big Island), Hawaii

For the complete list of Travelers’ Choice award-winning destinations for 2019, visit:

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