Washington, U.S.A. – U.S. News Travel released the 2012-2013 editions of several popular Best Vacations ranking lists. These rankings include — for the first time — destinations from Asia, Australia and the Pacific, Central and South America, and Africa and the Middle East. The new rankings are available online at http://travel.usnews.com/.
The top-ranked destinations in three popular categories are listed below:
|Best Beaches in the World||Best European Vacations||Best U.S. Vacations|
|#1 Bali||#1 Barcelona||#1 Yellowstone|
|#2 Kauai||#2 Paris||#2 New York City|
|#3 Seychelles||#3 Berlin||#3 Washington D.C.|
The complete Best Vacations rankings, overall and sorted by region, are available here:http://travel.usnews.com/Rankings/
The new rankings identify the top vacation spots based on a methodology that combines expert and consumer opinions. They reflect how strongly a destination is recommended by travel experts and U.S. News Travel website users.
“We are pleased to expand our coverage of top travel destinations to a worldwide scale,” said Chad Smolinski, Vice President of Rankings and Reviews at U.S. News & World Report. “This expansion allows us to make comparisons between places as geographically disperse as Bali, Corfu, and Rio de Janeiro. For someone planning a major vacation or a honeymoon, this can be important.”
The launch is a part of the 2012-2013 U.S. News Best Vacations rankings. In total, more than 200 destinations were considered in the current rankings.
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