TripAdvisor Announces 2012 Travelers' Choice Beach Destinations Awards
Best Beach Spots in the U.S. and World Recognized Based on Opinions from Millions of Travelers
NEWTON, Mass., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its annual 2012 Travelers' Choice® Beach Destinations awards. One hundred eighty-one top beach locations were named around the world, covering 21 regions including lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, France, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Middle East, South America, South Pacific, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, U.K. and the U.S.
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Award winners were determined based on the most highly rated beach destinations by travelers in TripAdvisor reviews. Unlike any other honors, TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travelers around the world.
"Travelers seeking a brief beach respite from the cold or planning their grand summer getaways will quickly warm up to the thought of trips to these award-winning beach destinations, as identified by TripAdvisor's community of millions of travelers," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor.
Travelers' Choice Award-winning World Beach Destinations:
Travelers' Choice Award-winning U.S. Beach Destinations:
The complete list of 2012 Travelers' Choice Beach Destinations can be found at: http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Beaches.
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*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, January 2012
**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Inc. and its subsidiaries, Worldwide, January 2012
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