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Top Tourist Destinations - ANSWERS

Discussion in 'Travel Forum' started by Dr. Bob, Oct 20, 2003.

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  1. London

    48.0%
  2. Paris

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  3. Vienna

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  4. Rome

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  5. Athens

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  6. Jerusalem

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  7. Mecca

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  8. Agra/Delhi

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  9. Hong Kong

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  10. Tokyo

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  11. Sidney

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  12. Rio de Janeiro

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  13. Honolulu

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  14. Vancouver

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  15. Los Angeles

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  16. Chicago

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  17. New York

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  18. San Francisco

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  19. Orlando

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  20. Miami

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  1. Dr. Bob

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    2002 stats just released show the top three tourist destinations (worldwide) and top five in the USA (some may overlap).

    Where would YOU like to go?

    [Correct answers of the world's top choices are on page 2. You may still take the poll, then check where YOU think you should go with the "experts"]

    [ October 24, 2003, 02:54 PM: Message edited by: Dr. Bob Griffin ]
     
  2. TheOliveBranch

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    When my oldest son was a baby, I went on a "tourist" vacation. I saw the Redwoods, Crater Lake, Yellowstone, the Tetons, Black Hills, then home. I thought it was nice, but overrated. There are so many more places to go that are better.

    I think the most beautiful city is Vancouver, BC. The dirtiest city is NYC. The only time they sweep the streets is when a movie is being made. [​IMG] Orlando is probably the most remarkable, mainly because of the plants.

    Dr. Bob, doesn't Milwaukee, or Minneapolis count?
     
  3. SaggyWoman

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    I picked either where I really wanted to go or was going this next year.
     
  4. Dr. Bob

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    The choices given (20) were among the TOP 30 in the scientific survey. Certainly not all MY choices!

    And I find it unreal that some of the TOP places (like top 5) have not been chosen by ANYONE so far! And a couple I just added to be "fun" are big sellers!
     
  5. Abiyah

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    Those visiting Seattle toway got just barely under
    5 inches of rain, most of it falling in 2.5 hours. What
    fun!!
     
  6. mark brandwein

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    I picked were I have not been yet. [​IMG]
     
  7. Jude

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    My vacation picks (other than Jerusalem and London)would be...
    1. Yellowstone
    2. Anywhere west of Billings, MT
    3. Grand Canyon
    4. Cambria, California
    5. Monterey, California
    6. Washington, DC
     
  8. following-Him

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    You didn't include South Africa. :eek:

    A wonderful place to go.

    Also Corinth, Greece. Spectacular.


    Blessings

    Sheila [​IMG]
     
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    Dr Bob!
    I can't beleive you left Ireland off of your list! ;)

    It is fantastic!
     
  11. Dr. Bob

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    Sorry about leaving off those scenic tourist destinations like Pretoria or Belfast.

    Really think they compare with Stockholm or Kuala Lampur? Everybody has their own tastes!

    (The list was NOT original with me. They are the top tourist destinations, so decided by TOURISTS. Hello??!!) :eek:
     
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    "Sorry" he says sheepishly [​IMG] . I realised that this was a pre-determined list after my post.

    Wasn't thinking of the industrialised North of Ireland. Was thinking of the beautiful Ring of Kerry and other scenic spots. Wow!! [​IMG]
     
  13. Ulsterman

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    Hey, leave Northern Ireland alone! The Giant's Causeway isn't industrialised, nor the Fermanagh lakelands, the beautiful Glen's of Antrim that inspired Johnny Cash's "Forty Shades of Green, etc. Northern (Not North of) Ireland is beautiful, and as far as cities go Belfast is one of the most beautiful in these islands - better than Dublin by far IMHO.

    Ulsterman [​IMG]
     
  14. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    Was wating for your reply Ulsterman ;) . Those places you described do indeed add to the beauty of the island, and I agree with your comment about Dublin.

    The whole island is a thing of beauty. Just stay away from the cities ;) . Can say that now that I got Ulsterman's response!

    Ireland, all 32 counties, is worth the visit.
     
  15. Dr. Bob

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    Answers on Friday evening!

    Still time to make your picks :eek:
     
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    CORRECT ANSWERS ARE IN BOLD

    1. Top 3 Tourist Destinations in the World
    London 35% (7)
    Paris 30% (6)
    Vienna 25% (5)
    Rome 30% (6)
    Athens 15% (3)
    Jerusalem 30% (6)
    Mecca 5% (1)
    Agra/Delhi 0% (0)
    Hong Kong 10% (2)
    Tokyo 5% (1)
    Sidney 15% (3)
    Rio de Janeiro 10% (2)
    Honolulu 5% (1)
    Vancouver 10% (2)
    Los Angeles 0% (0)
    Chicago 0% (0)
    New York 20% (4)
    San Francisco 5% (1)
    Orlando 10% (2)
    Miami 0% (0)

    2. Top 5 Tourist Destinations in the USA
    Boston 10% (2)
    New York City 50% (10)
    Philadelphia 15% (3)
    Washington DC 60% (12)
    Atlanta 5% (1)
    Orlando 20% (4)
    Miami 0% (0)
    Chicago 15% (3)
    Memphis 5% (1)
    New Orleans 10% (2)
    Denver 25% (5)
    St Louis 5% (1)
    Phoenix 5% (1)
    Seattle 20% (4)
    San Francisco 35% (7)
    Los Angeles 15% (3)
    San Diego 0% (0)
    Honolulu 45% (9)
    Dallas/Fort Worth 0% (0)
    Niagara Falls 30% (6)

    Odd that NO ONE in our poll chose San Diego. BTW, I chose Honolulu, too!
     
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    hello Ulsterman! My family and i just visited N. Ireland in June and we did go to the Giant's Causeway and drive through the glens of Anthrim. Indeed, it was beautiful and the green-ness of all the rolling hills is firmly fixed in my mind. [​IMG]

    But most of all, were the friendly folk we met and formed friendships with, that is the dearest thing i love about Ireland. [​IMG]
     
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    Did you meet any of the Irish Amish while you were there? They live around Waterford.
     
  19. Su Wei

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    ah no.... we only spent about three nights there. [​IMG]
     
  20. glenn316

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    You know I'm not much of a city person at all. When I travel it's to the natural wonders not to big cities. The only city on either list I would like to see is Jerusalem.
     
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