Tokyo Receives High Marks From Travelers According To TripAdvisor World City
New York City Ranks Top for Shopping, but Receives Low Marks for Cleanliness
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.
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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).
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.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
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