TripAdvisor recently announced the winners of its 2014 Travelers’ Choice awards for Destinations. The ranking of the most popular travel destinations on the planet was based on millions of TripAdvisor reviews of hotels, attractions and restaurants for different cities over a 12-month period. Six of the top spots were given to Asian destinations. Regular favorites, like Paris and Rome made the list, but the winner will definitely surprise you.
23. Lisbon, Portugal
The tourism industry in Portugal was suffering a few years ago, but the capital city has made quite the comeback this year, especially with US tourists. Portugal has also been named European Best Destination 2014 for a second time, the first being in 2012. Lisbon’s robust wine industry, historical attractions, plus new and classic museums are all major attractions for visitors.