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Eastern Europe tops TripAdvisor’s 15 destinations on a rise for 2012


Estonia’s capital Tallinn is the number one travel hotspot identified by TripAdvisor for 2012. Latvia’s Riga follows second, and then comes Moscow. “Tallin is scenically located on the banks of the Gulf of Finland, while Tallinn Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city’s beautiful architecture makes it a great place to explore on foot,” according to TripAdvisor. Riga’s strong points are its Old Town and its night life, while Moscow is mentioned for its beautiful architecture, world-famous theater and historic sites. Zurich, Switzerland comes fourth, followed by Fethiye in Turkey, on the Aegean Coast.

The list continues with Indonesia, Lithuania, USA, Greece, Thailand, two locations in France – Bordeaux and Lyon, Spain, Marocco and Argentina. To see the full list, go here.

Destinations on this list are as decided by TripAdvisor travelers and TripAdvisor editors. All destinations have seen substantial increase in year-on-year (June-November 2010 versus June-November 2011) volume of reviews written about the destination and tourist businesses in that destination, according to TripAdvisor.

editor@romania-insider.com

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