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Istanbul named top destination by Trip Advisor

Istanbul named top destination by Trip Advisor

Millions of Trip Advisor users voted on their favourite destinations around the world, and Istanbul took the top spot. This is surprising because the Middle Eastern city jumped 11 spots from the previous year, surpassing perennialfavourites like London and Rome.

Trip Advisor: Best Destinations in the world

So why are travellers flocking to Istanbul? Perhaps it’s because the vibrant city embodies both ancient and modern.It’s chock-full of historic mosques and monuments, but it also has tons of hip boutiques, cool restaurants, anddesign-savvy boutique hotels that hipsters, foodies, artists and fashionistas love. The city feels decidedly hip – and travellers from all over the world are taking note.

USA Today
Paris has been knocked off the number one spot of the world’s top destination – with Istanbul now firmly in first place.
Despite announcing record tourist figures for 2013, the French capital lost out to Turkey, dropping to seventh in this year’s Travellers’ Choice Destinations awards, voted for by millions of holidaymakers.
A newcomer to the top 10, Istanbul swooped in to the number one position, just ahead of Rome, which itself rose two places from fourth last year

Business Insider Australia
On the worldwide front, Istanbul moved up 11 spots to claim the No. 1 spot, toppling last year’s winner, Paris. Paris dropped six spots to No. 7. Rome, London, Beijing, and Prague followed. Rounding out the top 10 are: Marrakech, Paris, Hanoi, Siem Reap in Cambodia, and Shanghai.

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