The Gogobot Travelers’ Favorite Awards, selected by users and their friends,
Pick Barcelona as the top summer destination
SAN FRANCISCO, May 16, 2013 – Gogobot (http://www.gogobot.com) today announces the latest round of Gogobot Travelers’ Favorite Awards, naming the Best Summer Destinations, with Barcelona, Spain, topping the list. The Best Summer Destination selections were drawn from the more than 60,000 places visited by more than 2.5 million registered Gogobot users, their friends and like-minded travelers in their network.
The latest round of Gogobot Travelers’ Favorite Awards covers everything from Alpine escapes to tropical getaways to cities with a vibrant nightlife. Gogobot users hailed Barcelona’s Mediterranean weather, celebrated outdoor music festivals and all that it has to offer during the summer in selecting the city. The Catalonian capital was followed by Chicago, Ill., U.S.; New Orleans, La., U.S.; Alaska, U.S.; and Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. Gogobot is also featuring a summer-themed travel guide for each of the 25 destinations, with all of the restaurants, attractions, hotels and special events in each location to make for the ultimate seasonal experience.
The eclectic blend of choices made by Gogobot users range from Bali, Indonesia, and Fira, Greece, to Wellington, New Zealand, and Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand – and each destination was chosen for the qualities that make it an ideal place to visit in the summer. (Expanded list below).
The Gogobot Travelers’ Favorite Awards recipients are being released in a series of announcements that in recent months have recognized the top destinations, hotels, restaurants, and attractions chosen by Gogobot’s passionate user base of more than 2.5 million travelers.
“The results of the summertime destinations awards underscores the emerging ‘escape from reality’ trend,” said Gogobot CEO and co-founder Travis Katz. “Vacationers are seeking out adventure and authentic local experiences when they carve out the time to get away. The breadth of these summer destinations, and all the options available to travelers eager to make their trips memorable, illustrates how the awards reflect that Gogobot users indeed know travel – whether it’s in finding an ideal taqueria in Santa Barbara, Calif., or that secluded cove on Ko Phi Phi Don Island in Thailand.”
Gogobot Travelers’ Favorite Awards winners
Best Summer Destinations
1. Barcelona, Spain
2. Chicago, Ill., U.S.
3. New Orleans, La., U.S.
4. Alaska, U.S.
5. Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
6. Helsinki, Finland
7. Seattle, Wash., U.S.
8. Vancouver, Canada
9. Ibiza (Island), Spain
10. Bali, Indonesia
11. Nice, France
12. Miami, Fla., U.S.
13. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
15. Wellington, New Zealand
16. Cape Cod, Mass., U.S.
17. Boracay Island, The Philippines
18. Santa Barbara, Calif., U.S.
19. Fira, Santorini, Greece
20. San Diego, Calif., U.S.
21. Salzburg, Austria
22. Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
23. The Florida Keys
24. Maui, Hawaii, U.S.
25. Vail, Colo., U.S.
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