Monte-Carlo Honored as World’s Best in TripAdvisor’s 2010 Travelers’ Choice Destination Awards

May 5, 2010 – Monte-Carlo, in the Principality of Monaco, was chosen as the world’s number one destination by TripAdvisor® in the 2010 Travelers’ Choice® Destination Awards. Destinations honored in The TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Destination Awards earn their distinction from those who know them best – real travelers.

TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice winners are based on the millions of real reviews and opinions from travelers on™ over the past 12 months. The top destination was determined by a combination of TripAdvisor travelers’ favorite places and overall popularity on TripAdvisor.

TripAdvisor, the world’s most popular and largest travel community, has 15+ million registered members, more than 34 million monthly visitors, and 30 million traveler reviews and opinions.

“We are delighted and thrilled to learn today that TripAdvisor’s esteemed audience of travelers have voted Monte-Carlo the world’s best destination for 2010,” said Maguy Maccario, director, North America, Monaco Government Tourist Office.

Maccario continued, “Monaco is a truly international destination with events, attractions and activities covering a range of interests, budgets and tastes. With its breathtaking views, legendary hospitality, fine dining, acclaimed cultural offerings and premiere sports events, we are confident the magic of the principality will continue to enchant guests from around the world as we welcome them to our fabled shores.”

In 2008, Monte-Carlo rated #44 on the Travelers’ Choice Destinations Awards list and has made the huge leap to the top beating other great cities including Sydney, Rome, Tokyo, and San Francisco, which topped the best US destination list.

“Millions of travelers on TripAdvisor have identified the world’s most amazing destinations,” said Christine Petersen, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “From stunningly beautiful locales to spots with outstanding attractions, the 2010 Travelers’ Choice Destination Award winners are truly incredible places that travelers love.”

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