TripAdvisor Presents 2011 Travelers' Choice Food and Wine Destinations Awards
70 Destinations Worldwide Recognized Based on Opinions of Millions of Travelers
New Orleans Tops U.S. List and Italy Dominates in Europe
NEWTON, Mass., Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its 2011 Travelers' Choice® Food and Wine Destinations awards. Seventy outstanding destinations across the globe have been honored in the inaugural awards, with Top 10 lists named for the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Central and South America, South Pacific, and India.
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TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice winners are based on the millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions from travelers around the world. The Travelers' Choice Food and Wine Destinations award winners were determined based on the most highly rated food and wine destinations by travelers in TripAdvisor reviews.
"TripAdvisor's community of millions have helped us determine award-winning destinations for a topic near and dear to travelers' hearts and stomachs," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. "The Travelers' Choice Food and Wine award winners are remarkable spots around the world that satisfy all tastes."
2011 Travelers' Choice Food and Wine U.S. Destinations:
1. New Orleans, Louisiana
2. Napa, California
3. Chicago, Illinois
4. Charleston, South Carolina
5. San Francisco, California
6. New York City, New York
7. Savannah, Georgia
8. Santa Fe, New Mexico
9. Las Vegas, Nevada
10. Asheville, North Carolina
2011 Travelers' Choice Food and Wine Europe Destinations:
1. Florence, Italy
2. Paris, France
3. Rome, Italy
4. Sorrento, Italy
5. York, England
6. Siena, Italy
7. Bologna, Italy
8. San Sebastian, Spain
9. Barcelona, Spain
10. Edinburgh, Scotland
For the complete 2011 Travelers' Choice Food and Wine Destinations lists go to www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Food.
Travelers can also check out TripAdvisor's Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/TripAdvisor and vote on which city's signature dish is their favorite, featured on the "Top Dish" tab.
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*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Media Group Sites, Worldwide, August 2011
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***Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, August 2011
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