Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Kathmandu features in TripAdvisor's top destinations list

TripAdvisor – world's largest travel site – has listed Kathmandu in the list of 25 destinations in its 'Travelers' Choice Destinations 2015'.
The site has listed Kathmandu at the 19th position. Kathmandu – the only South Asian city in the list – is surrounded by a valley full of historic sites, ancient temples, shrines, and fascinating villages," TripAdvisor has written. The site has also suggested tourists to visit Durbar Square's monuments, enjoy mountain trekking, and explore Thamel area and shops for exquisite work by local artisans. "Kathmandu Valley is rich in its cultural and historical heritage."
"These world-class destinations chosen by our community are rich in history, culture and beauty and offer endless sights to explore," chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor Barbara Messing said in the statement. "TripAdvisor has surfaced value hotel options that can be booked from the site, along with fantastic places to eat and play to help travelers discover these cities."
TripAdvisor lists the top 25 destinations using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions in destinations worldwide, gathered over a 12-month perio, by the travelers.
Marrakech – a city of Morocco – has topped of the list, climbing five steps compared to last year, according to the TripAdvisor.
Similarly, Siem Reap (Cambodia), Istanbul (Turkey), Hanoi (Vietnam), Prague (Czech Republic), London (England), Rome (Italy) Buenos Aires (Argentina), Paris (France), Cape Town (South Africa), New York (United States), Zermatt (Switzerland), Barcelona (Spain), Goreme (Turkey), Ubud (Indonesia), Cuso (Peru), St. Petersburg (Russia), Bangkok (Thailand), Athens (Greece), Budapest (Hungary), Queenstown (New Zealand), Hong Kong, Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and Sydney (Australia) are in the top destinations to visit in 2015, stated the TripAdvisor that has more than 200 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4.5 million accommodations, restaurants and tourist attractions.

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