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TripAdvisor Names World's Best Travel Spots with
2010 Travelers' Choice Destination Awards

576 Destinations Honored Based on Opinions of Millions of Travelers

NEWTON, Mass. — May 4, 2010 — TripAdvisor®, the world's most popular and largest travel community, today announced the winners of its 2010 Travelers' Choice® Destinations Awards. The second year of the awards honors 576 of the best travel spots worldwide.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards are based on the millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions from travelers on®. The winners were determined by a combination of travelers' destination comments, favorite places, and overall destination popularity on TripAdvisor.

Destinations were awarded in the following categories: Top Destinations in the U.S. and World, Best for Families, Romance, Beach & Sun, Culture & Sightseeing, Food & Wine, Nightlife, Outdoor & Adventure, Relaxation & Spa, and Top Emerging Destinations.

"Millions of travelers rely on TripAdvisor for travel inspiration and have helped identify the world's most outstanding destinations," said Christine Petersen, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. "From stunningly beautiful locales to hot spots with amazing attractions, the 2010 Travelers' Choice Destinations Award winners are truly incredible places that travelers love."

Select 2010 Winners:

Best Destination in the World – Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Best Destination in the U.S. – San Francisco, California

Best Destination in the World for Beach & Sun – Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

  • Best Destination in the U.S. for Beach & Sun – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Best Destination in the World for Culture & Sightseeing – Florence, Italy
  • Best Destination in the U.S. for Culture & Sightseeing – Washington, D.C.
  • Best Destination in the World for Families – Marne-la-Vallée, France
  • Best Destination in the U.S. for Families – Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
  • Best Destination in the U.S. and World for Food & Wine – Napa, California
  • Best Destination in the U.S. and World for Nightlife – New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Best Destination in the World for Outdoor & Adventure – Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Best Destination in the U.S. for Outdoor & Adventure – Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
  • Best Destination in the U.S. and World for Relaxation & Spa – Sedona, Arizona
  • Best Destination in the World for Romance – Oia, Greece
  • Best Destination in the U.S. for Romance – Napa, California
  • Best Emerging Destination in the World – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
For the complete 2010 Travelers' Choice list, visit

About TripAdvisor Media Network
TripAdvisor® Media Network, operated by TripAdvisor, LLC, attracts 46 million monthly visitors* across 15 popular travel brands: TripAdvisor®,,,,,,,,,,,,, and TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 34 million monthly visitors*, 15 million registered members and 30 million reviews and opinions. Featuring real advice from real travelers, TripAdvisor-branded sites cover more than one million destinations, hotels, restaurants and attractions and operate in the U.S. (, the U.K. (, Ireland (, France (, Germany (, Italy (, Spain (, India (, Japan (, Portugal and Brazil (, Sweden (, The Netherlands (, Canada (, Denmark (, Turkey (, Mexico (, Norway (, Poland ( and Australia ( TripAdvisor also operates in China under the brand ( and ( TripAdvisor® Media Network provides travel suppliers with graphical advertising opportunities and a cost-per-click marketing platform. Collectively, the sites comprising the TripAdvisor Media Network have won hundreds of awards and accolades from press and industry worldwide. TripAdvisor and the sites comprising the TripAdvisor Media Network are operating companies of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE).

TripAdvisor,, Travelers’ Choice and the TripAdvisor logo are registered trademarks of TripAdvisor LLC in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos or product and company names mentioned herein may be the property of their respective owners.

©2010 TripAdvisor LLC. All rights reserved.
*Source: comScore Media Metrix, Worldwide, March 2010



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