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London hotels crowned by TripAdvisor in record year for tourism

London was named one of the world’s top hotels destinations today in the 2014 Travellers’ Choice® Awards.

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TripAdvisor awarded 22 hotels in the capital across five categories ensuring London outperformed New York, Rome and Barcelona combined.

The news comes in the wake of record breaking tourism figures for the capital. The figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for July-September 2013 show that a record 4.9 million people visited the city. For the first nine months of 2013 London welcomed 12.8 million visitors, an increase of 12 per cent compared to 2012.

The Milestone Hotel in Kensington was named the UK’s top hotel and 15th best in the world. London scooped the awards in the categories for Top Hotels, Family, Luxury, Romance and Small Hotels.

Julie Chappell, Director of Consumer Marketing and Digital Channels at London & Partners says: “We are delighted that so many hotels in our capital are being recognised and revered by TripAdvisor travellers across the globe. Aside from our rich cultural heritage, world class museums and restaurants and unrivalled shopping experiences, London has an incredible range of accommodation options for all kinds of visitors and budgets.

“These awards are a true testament to the hard work carried out by London’s hotel industry and the recent announcement on record-breaking tourism figures means this is a well-timed triumph for the capital.”

James Kay, TripAdvisor spokesperson, comments: “For the twelfth year running, these awards recognise the finest hotels across the globe, according to those that really matter - the travellers themselves.

“It is great to see that London continues to lead the way when it comes to outstanding hotels in the UK.”

The Travellers’ Choice® Award winners were determined based on the reviews and opinions of millions of international TripAdvisor travellers.

Notes to Editors

About London & Partners.

London & Partners is the official promotional organisation for London, attracting and delivering value to business, students and visitors. We work to maintain London’s position as the best international visitor destination in the world by marketing to established and emerging markets. We work with the travel industry to promote London to individual leisure travellers and groups worldwide.

For more information on London attractions visit www.visitlondon.com

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travellers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from travellers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 260 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 125 million reviews and opinions covering more than 3.1 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 34 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 21 other travel media brands: www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com,  www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com,  www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.comwww.travelpod.com, www.virtualtourist.com, www.whereivebeen.com, and www.kuxun.cn

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