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Destinations most shared in social media

December 21, 2012, 8:43 amYahoo!7

Bragging about holidays and visits to famous attractions is one of the most popular pastimes on social media. But what destinations are the most-shared on Facebook?

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Bragging about holidays and visits to famous attractions is one of the most popular pastimes on social media. But what destinations are the most-shared on Facebook?

Social travel website Gogobot has analysed close to 10 million travel stories and photos uploaded to its users’ Facebook feeds to find out what were the most popular spots of 2012.

Paris, the City of Love, can claim the number one destination and its most iconic landmark, the Eiffel Tower, was the most-shared attraction.

Paris is the most-bragged about destination. Photos: Getty


Vegas, San Francisco, Barcelona and San Diego were the next most mentioned cities, while Rome’s Colosseum and New York’s Central Park took second and third place respectively.

Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay, at fourth place, is the newest attraction to make the top 10.

The artifical 'supertrees' at Gardens by the Bay


Check out the full lists:

Most shared travel destinations
1. Paris
2. Las Vegas
3. San Francisco
4. Barcelona
5. San Diego
6. Bangkok
7. Rome
8. New York City
9. Venice
10. Marrakech
11. Chicago
12. Nice
13. Singapore
14. Madrid
15. Cape Town
16. Los Angeles
17. Granada
18. Rio de Janeiro
19. Istanbul
20. Tula
21. Phnom Penh
22. Washington, D.C.
23. Greater New York City
24. Hong Kong

25. Dubai

Most shared attractions
1. Eiffel Tower, Paris
2. The Colosseum, Rome
3. Central Park, New York
4. Gardens by the Bay, Singapore
5. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
6. Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
7. La Sagrada Família, Barcelona
8. Times Square, New York
9. Balboa Park, San Diego
10. Arc de Triomphe, Paris
11. Trevi Fountain, Rome
12. Disneyland Paris
13. Big Ben, London
14. The Las Vegas Strip
15. London Eye, London
16. Tulum Ruins, Mexico
17. Tower Bridge, London
18. Empire State Building, New York
19. Hoover Dam, Nevada
20. Château de Versailles, France
21. Alibi Restaurant and Lounge
22. Sam Poo Kong, Indonesia
23. Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
24. Park Güell, Barcelona

25. Angkor Wat, Cambodia


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