Istanbul ‘most popular destination’

Istanbul ‘most popular destination’

TripAdvisor unveils top destinations

TripAdvisor unveils top destinations

Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey

The Turkish city of Istanbul is the world’s most popular destination, according to the latest TripAdvisor awards.

The city was ranked top of the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Destination awards announced today, with Rome in second place and our own London in third.

Destinations in the line-up are based on millions of reviews and opinions that are posted on TripAdvisor, with winners chosen depending on the quantity and quality of ratings for hotels, attractions and restaurants in the locations.

Europe and Asia dominated the world top 10, with Beijing in fourth followed by Prague, Marrakech, Paris, Hanoi, Siem Reap and Shanghai respectively.

London was the top UK destination followed by Edinburgh, Torquay, Liverpool, Belfast, York, Bristol, Llandudno, Leeds and Birmingham.

“London has had a blockbuster year, experiencing a surge in tourists not seen before by any other post-Olympic host city in the world. We’re delighted that London has again been recognised by millions as one of the best places on earth to come and visit,” said London & Partners chief executive Gordon Innes.

TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Destinations – World

  1. Istanbul, Turkey
  2. Rome, Italy
  3. London, UK
  4. Beijing, China
  5. Prague, Czech Republic
  6. Marrakech, Morocco
  7. Paris, France
  8. Hanoi, Vietnam
  9. Siem Reap, Cambodia
  10. Shanghai, China
  11. Berlin, Germany
  12. New York City, USA
  13. Florence, Italy
  14. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  15. Barcelona, Spain
  16. St Petersburg, Russia
  17. Dubai, UAE
  18. Chicago, USA
  19. Cape Town, South Africa
  20. Bangkok, Thailand
  21. Budapest, Hungary
  22. Sydney, Australia
  23. Lisbon, Portugal
  24. Chiang Mai, Thailand
  25. San Francisco, USA



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