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TripAdvisor announces the 25 most popular travel destinations in the world

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Tripadvisor, the destination for unbiased hotel reviews, photos and travel advice, has unveiled the winners of its 2014 Travelers’ Choice Destinations. 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.

"If you're looking for trip inspiration, look no further than the Travelers' Choice Destinations," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. "Our global travelers are the tastemakers for uncovering the best places to visit around the world."

The winner was Istanbul, followed by Rome and London. Six of the top 25 global destinations are in Asian destinations, including Hanoi, Vietnam, Siem Reap, Cambodia, Shanghai, China, Bangkok, Thailand and Chiang Mai, Thailand. The highest-ranking U.S. destination was New York City, coming it at #12.

Here’s the list of the top 25 global destinations:

1. Istanbul, Turkey
2. Rome, Italy
3. London, England
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, New York, USA
13. Florence, Italy
14. Buenos Aires, Argentina
15. Barcelona, Spain
16. St. Petersburg, Russia
17. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
18. Chicago, Illinois, 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, CA

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