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TripAdvisor Unveils Travellers’ Choice Islands

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Top Islands Worldwide Recognised Based on Opinions of Millions of Travellers Across the Globe

SINGAPORE, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — TripAdvisor™, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its inaugural Travellers’ Choice Islands awards. Based on millions of valuable traveller reviews and opinions on the site, the awards recognise more than 100 islands across the globe, including dedicated lists for Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, South America, the South Pacific, and the U.S.

“Whether you’re looking for idyllic palm-lined islands, or islands that offer a more cultural experience, you’ll find inspiration in these lists,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “From the world famous to the hidden gems, what unifies every award winner is the fantastic feedback from travellers across the globe.”

Top 10 Islands in Asia:

1. Koh Tao, Surat Thani, Thailand

2. Nusa Lembongan, Bali, Indonesia

3. Ko Lanta, Krabi, Thailand

4. Gili Trawangan, Gili Islands, Indonesia

5. Boracay, Visayas, Philippines

6. Phuket, Thailand

7. Koh Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand

8. Palawan, Mimaropa, Phillipines

9. Langkawi, Malaysia

10. Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

Top 10 Islands in the World:

1. Ambergris Caye, Belize

2. St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

3. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

4. San Juan Island, Washington

5. Santorini, Greece

6. Isla Mujeres, Mexico

7. Moorea, French Polynesia

8. Koh Tao, Thailand

9. Easter Island, Chile

10. Nosy Be, Madagascar

For the complete list of winners from the 2013 Travellers’ Choice Islands, as well as reviews and candid traveller photos, go to

To see the best hotels for luxury, service and more, as honoured in TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for Hotels from January, go to

Note to Editors

Awards selection:

The Travellers’ Choice Islands are based on the quality and quantity of the most highly-rated hotels, restaurants, and attractions listed for each island on TripAdvisor gathered during a 12-month period.

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor™ is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 200 million unique monthly visitors**, and over 100 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 19 other travel media brands:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, January 2013
**Source: Google Analytics, worldwide data, January 2013

©2013 TripAdvisor, Inc. All rights reserved.

Source: TripAdvisor

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March 28, 2013 at 12:50 pm

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