Jerusalem named top travel destination


Jerusalem was named one of the world’s top ten travel destinations for culture and sightseeing.

The TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award for Jerusalem, the only city in the Middle East and Africa to receive the honor, was announced Wednesday.

TripAdvisor lists several sites in Jerusalem as must-see for travelers, including the Western Wall, Temple Mount, Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and the City of David.

About 317,000 visitors entered Israel in April, a 26 percent increase over the same month last year.

TripAdvisor features more than 30 million traveler reviews and opinions on vacation destinations around the world and attracts more than 9 million viewers per month.

Other destinations on the top ten list include Florence, Istanbul, London, New York City, Paris, Rome, Siem Reap, Venice and Washington, D.C.

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