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2014-04-09 10:06

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Cape Town – Remember how Cape Town was listed as the number one destination to see in 2014 by the New York Times? Well, The 2014 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Destination list is out, giving us more reason to re-assess our bucket lists.

London calling

The latest comes with London being named UK’s top destination, beating Scotland’s Edinburgh and Devon’s Torquay.

London has had a blockbuster year, experiencing a surge in tourists not seen before by any other post-Olympic host city in the world.

When in Rome

The 2014 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Destination list also revealed that New York was knocked out of the top ten world destinations by Rome (peaking in at number two).

Paris was also knocked out of its comfortable top slot position by Istanbul.

How destinations are ranked

TripAdvisor examines millions of travellers' reviews posted on its website to come up with the top U.S. and worldwide destinations for each year. It also weighs users' rankings for hotels, attractions, and restaurants at the destinations over a 12 month-period.

World’s top 10

1. Istanbul, Turkey
2. Rome, Italy
3. London, UK
4. Beijing, China
5. Prague, Czech Republic
6. Marrakech, Morocco
7. Paris, France
8. Hanoi, Vietnam
9. Siem Reap, Cambodia
10. Shanghai, China

Europe’s top 10    
1. Istanbul, Turkey
2. Rome, Italy
3. London, UK
4. Prague, Czech Republic
5. Paris, France
6. Berlin, Germany
7. Florence, Italy
8. Barcelona, Spain
9. St Petersburg, Russia
10. Budapest, Hungary

UK’s top 10
1. London
2. Edinburgh
3. Torquay 
4. Liverpool
5. Belfast
6. York
7. Bristol
8. Llandudno
9. Leeds
10. Birmingham


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