TripAdvisor unveils travelers’ top destinations for 2014 and Istanbul is on top of the list. There are 25 other destinations on the list; Istanbul is followed by Rome, London, Beijing, Prague, Marrakesh and Paris. The largest city in Turkey has pulled off an impressive feat in the sixth edition of TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Destinations 2014 report, moved up 11 places from last year and Paris lost its standing as the top travel destination this year.
Tripadvisor uses an algorithm that goes through millions of reviews and takes into account the quantity and quality of ratings for hotels, attractions, restaurants and destinations around the world over a 12-month period.
Istanbul’s epic history, ancient architecture, rich culture, mouth watering cuisine and modern night life makes it a great destination for travelers all around the globe for all age groups. Yet Turkey has more to offer such as Cappadocia with its unique landscape, another unique UNESCO site Pamukkale, one of the best preserved ancient sites Ephesus and lots of charming small towns along the Mediterranean coast. Travelers can visit the major highlights in approx. 7-8 days, however it is also possible to stay in Istanbul and enjoy the vibrant culture of this beautiful city at your own pace. Anatolia Travels offers 26 different Turkey Tour Packages ranging from 4 to 18 days, accommodations ranging from tourist hotels to award winner boutique/cave hotels, several tour packages which can cater to variety of interests/budgets.