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TripAdvisor Presents Travelers’ Choice Attractions

June 25, 2013

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

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    1. Machu Picchu, Machu
     Vegas, Nevada                Picchu, Peru

    2. Gettysburg National        2. Angkor Wat, Siem Reap,
     Military Park, Gettysburg,   Cambodia
     Pennsylvania

    3. USS Arizona Memorial,
     Honolulu, Hawaii            3. Taj Mahal, Agra, India

    4. Top of the Rock            4. Petra World Heritage
     Observation Deck, New York   Site, Wadi Musa, Jordan
     City, New York

    5. Golden Gate Bridge, San    5. Bayon Temple, Siem
     Francisco, California        Reap, Cambodia

    6. Cathedral of St. John      6. Great Cathedral and
     the Baptist, Savannah,       Mosque, Cordoba, Spain
     Georgia

    7. Vietnam Veterans           7. Church of Our Savior on
     Memorial, Washington, D.C.   Spilled Blood, St.
                                  Petersburg, Russia

    8. Broadway, New York City,   8. St. Peter's Basilica,
     New York                     Vatican City, Italy

    9. Cloud Gate, Chicago,       9. Ancient City Walls,
     Illinois                     Dubrovnik, Croatia

    10. Lincoln Memorial and      10. Main Market Square
     Reflecting Pool,             (Rynek Glowny), Krakow,
     Washington, D.C.             Poland

    Top 10 U.S. Parks              Top 10 World Parks

    1. Central Park, New York       1. Stanley Park,
     City, New York                 Vancouver, British
                                    Columbia, Canada

    2. Garden of the Gods,          2. Central Park, New
     Colorado Springs, Colorado     York City, New York

    3. High Line, New York City,    3. Garden of the Gods,
     New York                       Colorado Springs,
                                    Colorado

    4. Millennium Park, Chicago,    4. High Line, New York
     Illinois                       City, New York

    5. Balboa Park, San Diego,      5. Millennium Park,
     California                     Chicago, Illinois

    6. Golden Gate Park, San        6. Balboa Park, San
     Francisco, California          Diego, California

    7. Boston Public Garden,        7. Guell Park,
     Boston, Massachusetts          Barcelona, Spain

    8. Forsyth Park, Savannah,      8. Luxembourg Gardens,
     Georgia                        Paris, France

    9. Falls Park on the Reedy,     9. Golden Gate Park, San
     Greenville, South Carolina     Francisco, California

    10. Forest Park, Saint Louis,   10. Singapore Botanic
     Missouri                       Gardens, Singapore

    Top 10 U.S. Museums              Top 10 U.S. Amusement &
                                     Water Parks

    1. Art Institute of Chicago,     1. Discovery Cove, Orlando,
     Chicago, Illinois               Florida

    2. Frick Collection, New York    2. Magic Kingdom, Orlando,
     City, New York                  Florida

    3. National Gallery of Art,      3. Universal's Islands of
     Washington, D.C.                Adventure, Orlando, Florida

    4. Metropolitan Museum of Art,   4. Disneyland Park, Anaheim,
     New York City, New York         California

    5. Arizona-Sonora Desert         5. Disney's Animal Kingdom,
     Museum, Tucson, Arizona         Orlando, Florida

    6. National Naval Aviation       6. Disney's Hollywood
     Museum, Pensacola, Florida      Studios, Orlando, Florida

    7. The National WWII Museum,     7. SeaWorld Orlando,
     New Orleans, Louisiana          Orlando, Florida

    8. National Air and Space        8. Disney California
     Museum, Washington, D.C.        Adventure Park , Anaheim,
                                     California

    9. United States Holocaust       9. Typhoon Lagoon, Orlando,
     Memorial Museum, Washington,    Florida
     D.C.

    10. Abraham Lincoln              10. Universal Studios
     Presidential Library and        Hollywood, Los Angeles,
     Museum, Springfield, Illinois   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 http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Attractions.

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, 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 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 20 other travel media brands: www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com,www.seatguru.com, www.sniqueaway.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travelpod.com, www.virtualtourist.com, www.whereivebeen.com, and www.kuxun.cn.

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

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

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