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TripAdvisor, the travel site “covering the world’s largest selection of travel listings with 7.3 million accommodations, airlines, attractions, and restaurants,” just released its year-end data report and the people (570 million, according to the company) have spoken. From the Most Booked Hotel to the Portuguese bakery taking the world by storm, here’s what’s been at the top of travelers’ lists for 2017.

TripAdvisor US Hot Spots:  

Most booked hotel: Boston Park Plaza Boston, Massachusetts

Most reviewed hotel: Caesars Palace – Las Vegas, Nevada

Most booked attraction: Alcatraz Island San Francisco, California  

Most reviewed attraction: Central Park – New York City, New York

Most reviewed eatery: Café du Monde – New Orleans, Louisiana

Most reviewed city: New York City

TripAdvisor Global Trends:

  • London received just over 1 million reviews — more than any other city in the world.
  • The Hard Rock Hotel in Punta Cana received more reviews than any other hotel in the world.
  • Japanese travelers wrote, on average, more reviews than any other nationality.
  • Pasteis de Belem, a Portuguese bakery in Lisbon, received over 10,000 reviews from hungry travelers this year — more than any other eatery in the world.
  • Burj Khalifa in Dubai was the world’s most booked attraction on TripAdvisor.
  • However, the most reviewed attraction was the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona — with nearly 30,000 reviews.
  • The Boston Park Plaza in Massachusetts received more room bookings on TripAdvisor than any other hotel in the world.

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