Travelers Booked, Bloggers Blogged and Viator Tallied: 2007's Most Popular Activities & Destinations with Recommendations for 2008
San Francisco, CA (January 8, 2008) - Viator.com, the leading online provider of destination activities and experiences worldwide, has compiled the most popular activities and destinations of 2007, as well as popular blog posts and other recommendations as part of its "List Mania" to help travelers create unforgettable experiences every time they travel in 2008.
"It is no surprise that Rome, a true classic, ranked number one for 2007, with Paris a close second," said Rod Cuthbert, founder and chairman of Viator.com. "While many iconic attractions haven't changed dramatically over the years, Viator gives travelers something special, like the ability to bypass lines, exclusive and private tours, or advance access to frequently sold-out activities."
Top 10 Most Popular Viator.com Destinations in 2007
9. San Francisco
4. New York City
3. Las Vegas
Cuthbert has put together a list of five destinations he recommends for every traveler's wish list this year, with some that reflect the most popular of 2007, but others that in his view just shouldn't be missed.
5. Beijing, China
- A giant-scale city where everything is worth seeing including the Great Wall and Forbidden City, Beijing, as host of the Summer Olympics, will be shining brightly this year.
4. Barcelona, Spain
- The moment you arrive in Barcelona you'll feel great, with wonderful food, superb shopping and beautiful art everywhere. This compact city is well explored by foot.
3. London, England
- London is so vast, even the locals haven't seen it all. Stay in charming Mayfair, take a bike tour of East London, and visit Brick Lane for the best Indian food anywhere.
2. Venice, Italy
- Words can't describe its beauty. Visit Venice in the off-season, sip a glass of wine while watching the sunset at the Rialto, or listen to a Vivaldi concert at one of 150 churches.
1. Tasmania, Australia
- My hometown features a relaxed pace of life, stunning natural beauty (as a World Heritage site), and a modern lifestyle featuring fine wines and extraordinary cuisine.
The Duck Tour, Boston
It's a tie - Dolphin Swims in Orlando, Florida and the Dominican Republic
Singapore Zoo Jungle Breakfast with Orangutans
Universal Studios, Orlando
Venice in One Day - The Original Venice Walk and Grand Canal Boat Tour
Dinner and Show at the Moulin Rouge (Paris)
Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Rome Walking Tour
Paris Illuminations Tour and Moulin Rouge Show
Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Georgian Bath (London)
Rome Hop On Hop Off Double Decker Bus Tour
Milan City Sightseeing Tour including il Cenacolo - Da Vinci's "Last Supper"
Eiffel Tower Dinner and Moulin Rouge Show (Paris)
Naples and Pompeii Day Tour from Rome
Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour (Rome)
The Ultimate Grand Canyon Tour Combo (Las Vegas)
Alcatraz and San Francisco City Tour
Grand Canyon Helicopter and Ranch Adventure (Las Vegas)
New York Elegant Dining Cruise
Grand Canyon Skywalk, West Rim and Hoover Dam Motorcoach Tour
The Big Apple Helicopter Flight (New York City)
The New York Pass
Niagara Falls from New York by Air
Ultimate Grand Canyon 4-in-1 Helicopter Adventure (Las Vegas)
Grand Canyon All American Helicopter Flight (Las Vegas)
Phillip Island: Penguins, Koalas and Kangaroos Day Tour from Melbourne
Great Ocean Road Small Group Eco Tour from Melbourne
Sunrise Breakfast Balloon Flight over the Yarra Valley (Melbourne)
Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kings Canyon and Alice Springs 3-Day Tour
Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise on the MV Sydney 2000
See Sydney and Beyond Smartvisit Card
Spirit of Melbourne Cruising Restaurant
Colonial Tramcar Restaurant in Melbourne
Blue Mountains Deluxe Eco Day Tour (Sydney)
Sounds of Silence Restaurant (Ayers Rock)
Kyoto and Nara Day Tour - Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle, Todaiji (Kyoto)
Singapore by Night including Dinner at Boat Quay, Night Market, Raffles Hotel
Guangshou (Canton) China including Temple of the Six Banyan Trees (Hong Kong)
Dynamic Tokyo - Tokyo Tower, Tea Ceremony, Sumida River Cruise
Mt. Fuji, Hakone, Kyoto and Nara 3-Day Sunrise Highlights Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo
Hong Kong by Night at Revolving 66 Restaurant and Junk Cruise
Singapore Night Safari
Nikko World Heritage, Toshogu Shrine, Lake Chuzenji, Kegon Waterfall (Tokyo)
Kyoto and Nara 2 or 3-day Sunrise Express Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo
Mt. Fuji and Hakone Day Tour from Tokyo: Return by Bullet Train
Travelers are advised to check out the Viator Travel Blog for upcoming list mania like the top 50 most popular destinations, the top 10 traveler reviews and photos, as well as recommendations and suggested traveler itineraries for destinations worldwide.
Viator is the world's leading online resource for travel experiences, providing access to more than 5,500 tours, attractions and activities in 450-plus destinations in 75 countries. Viator - the Latin word for traveller - offers travelers a one-stop shop to plan, research and book trip activities with helpful resources like customer reviews, star ratings, suggested itineraries and the Viator Travel Blog. Viator's in-house travel experts have picked respected and trusted local operators to ensure a quality experience, value and service, all backed by Viator's low-price guarantee. Founded in 1995, Viator sells its products directly to consumers at www.viator.com and through its global network of more than 1,000 affiliates that include major hotel and airline companies, online travel agencies, city-specific sites and more. Through its collection of company operated and affiliated sites, Viator welcomes nearly 2 million visitors per month. Viator is headquartered in San Francisco with regional offices in Sydney, London and Las Vegas.
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