TripAdvisor Announces World's Top Landmarks And Parks In Travelers' Choice Attractions Awards

  TripAdvisor Announces World's Top Landmarks And Parks In Travelers' Choice
                              Attractions Awards

Machu Picchu #1 Landmark in the World and Gettysburg Best in the U.S.,
According to Millions of TripAdvisor Traveler Reviews and Opinions

PR Newswire

NEWTON, Mass., June 17, 2014

NEWTON, Mass., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --TripAdvisor^®, the world's
largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its Travelers' Choice™
awards for Attractions, highlighting the top landmarks and parks around the
globe. In the second year of the awards for these categories, 929 winners were
identified, including the top 25 in the world and dedicated lists for Asia,
Australia, Canada, China, Europe, India, Mexico, South America, the South
Pacific, the U.K. and the U.S.

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TripAdvisor announced world's top landmarks and parks in Travelers' Choice
Attractions awards

"TripAdvisor travelers have helped identify some of the best attractions
around the globe," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for
TripAdvisor. "These award-winning landmarks and parks are an ideal starting
point for taking in the world's must-see sights."

Travelers' Choice awards 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 for landmark and park attractions worldwide, gathered
over a 12-month period.

Top 10 U.S. Landmarks:                  Top 10 World Landmarks:
1. Gettysburg National Military Park,   1. Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
2. Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting      2. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu
Pool, Washington, D.C.                  Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
3. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco,   3. Taj Mahal, Agra, India
California
4. Alcatraz, San Francisco, California  4. Great Cathedral and Mosque,
                                        Cordoba, Spain
5. USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu,      5. St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City,
Hawaii                                  Italy
6. Cloud Gate, Chicago, Illinois        6. Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
7. Vietnam Veterans Memorial,           7. Bayon Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Washington, D.C
8. New York Public Library, New York    8. Church of Our Savior on Spilled
City, New York                          Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia
9. Cathedral of St. John the Baptist,   9. Gettysburg National Military Park,
Savannah, Georgia                       Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
10. Korean War Veterans Memorial,       10. Ancient City Walls, Dubrovnik,
Washington, D.C.                        Croatia
                                       

Top 10 U.S. Parks:                      Top 10 World Parks:
1. Garden of the Gods, Colorado         1. Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada
Springs, Colorado
2. Central Park, New York City, New     2. Garden of the Gods, Colorado
York                                    Springs, Colorado
3. Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois   3. Central Park, New York City, New
                                        York
4. High Line, New York City, New York   4. Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois
5. Boston Public Garden, Boston,        5. High Line, New York City, New York
Massachusetts
6. Golden Gate Park, San Francisco,     6. Kings Park and Botanic Garden,
California                              Perth, Australia
7. Balboa Park, San Diego, California   7. Guell Park, Barcelona, Spain
8. Bryant Park, New York City, New York 8. Ibirapuera Park, Sao Paulo, Brazil
9. Forsyth Park, Savannah, Georgia      9. Retiro Park, Madrid, Spain
10. Falls Park on the Reedy,            10. Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, France
Greenville, South Carolina

Europe Tops World Landmark Tally; NYC and D.C. Dominate U.S. List

With nine of the top 25 world landmarks, Europe is the region best represented
on the landmarks list. The Big Apple and the Nation's Capital account for 11
of the top 25 on the U.S. list.

U.S. Places First in the World for Parks; Over One Third of U.S. List in the
West

Eight of the top 25 world parks are found in the U.S., including the Garden of
the Gods in Colorado Springs at #2. With a total of nine winners, the American
West lays claim as the region with the most winners on the U.S. list.

For the complete list of winners from the 2014 Travelers' Choice Attractions,
as well as reviews and candid traveler photos, go to
www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Attractions.

To see the best hotels for luxury, bargain, and more, as honored in
TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards for Hotels from January, go
towww.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Hotels.

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, reaching nearly 260 million unique monthly
visitors**, and more than 150 million reviews and opinions covering more than
4 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 41
countries worldwide, including China under daodao.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 23 other
travel media brands: www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com,
www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com,
www.flipkey.com, www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk,
www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.jetsetter.com,
www.lafourchette.com, www.niumba.com,www.onetime.com,  www.oyster.com,
www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com,www.travelpod.com,
www.tripbod.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com, www.virtualtourist.com, and
www.kuxun.cn.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, Q1 2014

**Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q1 2014; does not
include traffic to daodao.com

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Gettysburg National Military Park was named the #1 landmark in the U.S. in the
2014 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards for Attractions. (A TripAdvisor
traveler photo)



Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool is among the top U.S. landmarks,
according to the 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards for Attractions. (A
TripAdvisor traveler photo)



The 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards for Attractions named Stanley
Park in Vancouver, Canada the #1 park in the world. (A TripAdvisor traveler
photo)



SOURCE TripAdvisor

Website: http://www.tripadvisor.com
Contact: Julie Cassetina, (617) 670-6529, jcassetina@tripadvisor.com
 
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