2015 Top 10 Holiday Destinations Revealed

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TripAdvisor has released its Travelers’ Choice Awards for 2015, naming the top 10 holiday destinations according to reviews on its website.

The list includes some long-time favorites from Europe such as Rome and Paris, while the top five was taken by non-Western destinations across Africa and Asia. No North American destinations made the top 10. New York was the top rated U.S. destination, just missing the cut in the 11th spot.

The Top 10 Worldwide Travel Destinations

  1. Marrakech, Morocco
  2. Siem Reap, Cambodia
  3. Istanbul, Turkey
  4. Hanoi, Vietnam
  5. Prague, Czech Republic
  6. London, United Kingdom
  7. Rome, Italy
  8. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  9. Paris, France
  10. Cape Town, South Africa

TripAdvisor calls Marrakech a magical destination full of markets, gardens, palaces, snaking alleyways, and mosques. The North African nation jumped five spots from 2014 to take this year’s top spot.

Despite the falling euro making Euro-travel more affordable, London, Rome, and Paris all dropped in their positions from 2014.

The top destinations list is based on millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. The final list was determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews along with ratings for hotels, restaurants, and attractions in destinations around the world.

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