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Tokyo receives high marks from travelers

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NEWTON, Mass. – TripAdvisor today announced the results of its Cities Survey, a look into how travelers and locals view 40 key tourist cities around the world.

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NEWTON, Mass. – TripAdvisor today announced the results of its Cities Survey, a look into how travelers and locals view 40 key tourist cities around the world. The results were compiled based on more than 75,000 responses to a survey sent to those who have recently written TripAdvisor reviews on the featured cities.

Tokyo was the most highly decorated world city ranked number one for best taxi services, friendliest taxi drivers, best public transportation, cleanest streets, and safety.

While New York City was ranked top for shopping, travelers felt the city streets could use a sweep as the city ranked 28 out of 40 for cleanliness. Global respondents also believed visiting the Big Apple may break the bank as it is ranked 32 out of 40 for value.

Here are some of the top cities per category:

Overall Top Performers:

Category
First place
Second place
Third place

Friendliest locals
Cancun
Tokyo
Lisbon

Friendliest taxi drivers
Tokyo
Cancun
Singapore

Best taxi services
Tokyo
Singapore
Dubai

Cleanest streets
Tokyo
Singapore
Zurich

Ease of getting around
Zurich
Vienna
Singapore

Best public transport
Tokyo
Zurich
Munich

Best value for money
Lisbon
Budapest
Bangkok

Best for shopping
New York City
Bangkok
Dubai

Safest city
Tokyo
Singapore
Dubrovnik

Overall Low Rankers:

Category
Last place
Second last
Third last

Friendliest locals
Moscow
London
Hong Kong

Friendliest taxi drivers
Moscow
Beijing
Brussels

Best taxi services
Moscow
Beijing
Kuala Lumpur

Cleanest streets
Mumbai
Marrakech
Punta Cana

Ease of getting around
Mumbai
Punta Cana
Moscow

Best public transport
Hanoi
Sharm el Sheikh
Marrakech

Best value for money
Oslo
Moscow
Zurich

Best for shopping
Moscow
Oslo
Punta Cana

“New York City’s global reputation as a shopping mecca was reinforced by the opinions of the TripAdvisor community worldwide,” said Brooke Ferencsik, director of communications at TripAdvisor. “While survey respondents felt the Big Apple comes up short on value, savvy travelers can find myriad budget-friendly options in the more than 430 hotels, 1,800 attractions and 7,700 restaurants in New York City listed on TripAdvisor.”

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Editor in chief is Linda Hohnholz.