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Top 25 Travelers’ Choice World Destinations of 2014

TripAdvisor®, announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice™ awards for Destinations. The sixth annual awards honor nearly 500 destinations including the winners for the top spots in the world, and individual lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, China, Middle East, Russia, South America, the South Pacific, the U.K. and the U.S.

Travelers’ Choice Destinations honor top travel spots worldwide based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, attractions and restaurants in destinations worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.

(+/- denotes change in ranking year-over-year, 0 is no change and new is new to the top 25)

  1. Istanbul, Turkey (+11)
  2. Rome, Italy (+2)
  3. London, England (0)
  4. Beijing, China (+17)
  5. Prague, Czech Republic (+4)
  6. Marrakech, Morocco (+13)
  7. Paris, France (-6)
  8. Hanoi, Vietnam (New)
  9. Siem Reap, Cambodia (+14)
  10. Shanghai, China (+12)
  11. Berlin, Germany (0)
  12. New York City, New York (-10)
  13. Florence, Italy (-5)
  14. Buenos Aires, Argentina (+4)
  15. Barcelona, Spain (-10)
  16. St. Petersburg, Russia (+4)
  17. Dubai, United Arab Emirates (New)
  18. Chicago, Illinois (-4)
  19. Cape Town, South Africa (-3)
  20. Bangkok, Thailand (-7)
  21. Budapest, Hungary (New)
  22. Sydney, Australia (-12)
  23. Lisbon, Portugal (New)
  24. Chiang Mai, Thailand (0)
  25. San Francisco, California (-18)

Is it a coincidence that expensive destinations are in decline, while cheaper alternatives see increased interest?

The modern-day traveler doesn’t mind going to less-popular destinations, as long as tour-operators are able to adapt to the current market with great deals.

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