TripAdvisor Presents Travelers' Choice Attractions

              TripAdvisor Presents Travelers' Choice Attractions

Machu Picchu and Bellagio Fountains Named Top Landmarks in World and U.S.,
According to Millions of TripAdvisor Travelers

PR Newswire

NEWTON, Mass., June 25, 2013

NEWTON, Mass., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --TripAdvisor^®, the world's
largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its Travelers' Choice
Attractions awards based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from
TripAdvisor travelers. In its inaugural year, the awards honor 1,263 of the
world's top landmarks, parks, museums and amusement and water parks.

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Winners are found in 39 countries around the world including regional lists
for Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Central America, China, Europe,
India, Mexico, the Middle East, South America, the South Pacific, and the
United States.

The Travelers' Choice Attractions awards were determined based on the quality
and quantity of traveler reviews of attractions, featured on TripAdvisor, in
each of the categories.

Top 10 U.S. Landmarks                 Top 10 World Landmarks
1.Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas,     1. Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru
2.Gettysburg National Military Park, 2. Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
3. USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu,    3. Taj Mahal, Agra, India
4.Top of the Rock Observation Deck,  4. Petra World Heritage Site, Wadi Musa,
New York City, New York               Jordan
5.Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, 5. Bayon Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia
6.Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 6. Great Cathedral and Mosque, Cordoba,
Savannah, Georgia                     Spain
7.Vietnam Veterans Memorial,         7. Church of Our Savior on Spilled
Washington, D.C.                      Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia
8.Broadway, New York City, New York  8. St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City,
9.Cloud Gate, Chicago, Illinois      9. Ancient City Walls, Dubrovnik,
10. Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting   10. Main Market Square (Rynek Glowny),
Pool, Washington, D.C.                Krakow, Poland

Top 10 U.S. Parks                         Top 10 World Parks
1.Central Park, New York City, New York  1. Stanley Park, Vancouver, British
                                          Columbia, Canada
2.Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs,  2. Central Park, New York City, New
Colorado                                  York
3.High Line, New York City, New York     3. Garden of the Gods, Colorado
                                          Springs, Colorado
4.Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois     4. High Line, New York City, New
5. Balboa Park, San Diego, California     5. Millennium Park, Chicago,
6.Golden Gate Park, San Francisco,       6. Balboa Park, San Diego,
California                                California
7. Boston Public Garden, Boston,          7. Guell Park, Barcelona, Spain
8.Forsyth Park, Savannah, Georgia        8. Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, France
9.Falls Park on the Reedy, Greenville,   9. Golden Gate Park, San Francisco,
South Carolina                            California
10. Forest Park, Saint Louis, Missouri    10. Singapore Botanic Gardens,

Top 10 U.S. Museums                           Top 10 U.S. Amusement & Water
1.Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago,         1. Discovery Cove, Orlando,
Illinois                                      Florida
2.Frick Collection, New York City, New York  2. Magic Kingdom, Orlando,
3.National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.  3. Universal's Islands of
                                              Adventure, Orlando, Florida
4.Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, 4. Disneyland Park, Anaheim,
NewYork                                      California
5.Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson,      5. Disney's Animal Kingdom,
Arizona                                       Orlando, Florida
6.National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, 6. Disney's Hollywood Studios,
Florida                                       Orlando, Florida
7. The National WWII Museum, New Orleans,     7. SeaWorld Orlando, Orlando,
Louisiana                                     Florida
8. National Air and Space Museum, Washington, 8. Disney California Adventure
D.C.                                          Park , Anaheim, California
9.United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,   9. Typhoon Lagoon, Orlando,
Washington, D.C.                              Florida
10. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and  10. Universal Studios Hollywood,
Museum, Springfield, Illinois                 Los Angeles, California

"To inspire travelers setting out on summer trips, TripAdvisor has named the
top attractions across the globe based on the valuable feedback from millions
worldwide," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor.
"Honoring more than 1,200 winners, these remarkable sights offer enriching and
entertaining experiences for travelers of all ages."

For the complete list of 2013 Travelers' Choice Attractions winners, go to

About TripAdvisor
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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 200 million unique monthly
visitors**, and over 100 million reviews and opinions covering more than 2.5
million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 30
countries worldwide, including China under TripAdvisor also
includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the
tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

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*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, April 2013

**Source: Google Analytics, worldwide data, May 2013

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