Tokyo Receives High Marks From Travelers According To TripAdvisor World City Survey New York City Ranks Top for Shopping, but Receives Low Marks for Cleanliness and Value PR Newswire NEWTON, Mass., Dec. 13, 2012 NEWTON, Mass., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor^®, the world's largest travel site, today announced the results of its Cities Survey, a look into how travelers and locals view 40 key tourist cities around the world. The results were compiled based on more than 75,000 responses to a survey sent to those who have recently written TripAdvisor reviews on the featured cities. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/57943-tripadvisor-world-city-survey-tokyo-rated-highly-among-global-travelers (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121213/MM27419) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080902/TRIPADVISORLOGO) Tokyo was the most highly decorated world city ranked number one for best taxi services, friendliest taxi drivers, best public transportation, cleanest streets, and safety. While New York City was ranked top for shopping, travelers felt the city streets could use a sweep as the city ranked 28 out of 40 for cleanliness. Global respondentsalso believed visiting the Big Apple may break the bank as it is ranked 32 out of 40 for value. Here are some of the top cities per category: Overall Top Performers: Category First place Second place Third place Friendliest locals Cancun Tokyo Lisbon Friendliest taxi drivers Tokyo Cancun Singapore Best taxi services Tokyo Singapore Dubai Cleanest streets Tokyo Singapore Zurich Ease of getting around Zurich Vienna Singapore Best public transport Tokyo Zurich Munich Best value for money Lisbon Budapest Bangkok Best for shopping New York City Bangkok Dubai Safest city Tokyo Singapore Dubrovnik Overall Low Rankers: Category Last place Second last Third last Friendliest locals Moscow London Hong Kong Friendliest taxi drivers Moscow Beijing Brussels Best taxi services Moscow Beijing Kuala Lumpur Cleanest streets Mumbai Marrakech Punta Cana Ease of getting around Mumbai Punta Cana Moscow Best public transport Hanoi Sharm el Sheikh Marrakech Best value for money Oslo Moscow Zurich Best for shopping Moscow Oslo Punta Cana "New York City's global reputation as a shopping mecca was reinforced by the opinions of the TripAdvisor community worldwide," said Brooke Ferencsik, director of communications at TripAdvisor. "While survey respondents felt the Big Apple comes up short on value, savvy travelers can find myriad budget-friendly options in the more than 430 hotels, 1,800 attractions and 7,700 restaurants in New York City listed on TripAdvisor." Note to Editors: The survey was sent to those that have written a review on either a hotel, restaurant or attraction in the featured cities during 2012, with the majority of surveys sent to travelers and the remainder to locals. To be included in the results a city had a minimum of 300 completed responses, with the ranking based on average scores for each question. All analysis was conducted by Brainbox Research. The selection of featured cities is based on the key cities from countries which receive the largest number of international visitor arrivals (data compiled by the UNWTO 2010). About TripAdvisor TripAdvisor^® is the world's largest travel site,* enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 60 million unique monthly visitors*, and over 75 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, includingChina underdaodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors. TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 19 other travel media brands, and together the sites attract more than 74 million unique monthly visitors.** TripAdvisor, Inc.'s travel media brands include www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.onetime.com,www.seatguru.com, www.sniqueaway.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travel-library.com, www.travelpod.com, www.virtualtourist.com, www.whereivebeen.com, and www.kuxun.cn. *Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, July 2012 **Source: comScore Media Metrix forTripAdvisor, Inc.and its subsidiaries, Worldwide, July 2012 ©2012 TripAdvisor, Inc. All rights reserved. SOURCE TripAdvisor Website: http://www.tripadvisor.com Contact: Julie Cassetina, +1-617-670-6529, email@example.com
Tokyo Receives High Marks From Travelers According To TripAdvisor World City Survey
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