TourRadar.com, the ultimate website to search, compare and review organised group tours, today announced the winners of its Most Amazing Tour 2012 competition. In its inaugural year, there were 8,748 tours from over 100 companies in the running for the overall prize and one of the 12 category prizes.
Instead of a panel of ‘experts’ deciding the winners, TourRadar measured social actions of Facebook users, including online reviews, liked tours, wish lists and other social messages to find the unbiased result.
“We’re very excited to announce the Most Amazing Tour winners, as it puts the best tours on the radar of travelers all around the world who are looking for extraordinary travel experiences,” said Travis Pittman, CEO of TourRadar.
Travelers have spoken and the The World’s Most Amazing Tour is the Thailand: Experience the Land of Smiles tour by Free & Easy Traveler. Whenever this tour leaves, people chat about it beforehand, meet each other online and get excited about traveling together. After they return to Bangkok, they leave one 5-star review after another, talk about how much they saw on the trip, how great the guides were and how jam-packed the tour was with amazing activities and experiences.
The average length of all competing tours was 14 days, an average price of USD $1,800 and the average group size was 22.
World’s Most Amazing Tour
Thailand: Experience the Land of Smiles – Free & Easy Traveler – 40 days
Most Amazing Africa Tour
Serengeti Trail – Intrepid Travel – 8 days
Most Amazing Asia Tour
A True Nomadic Adventure, Mongolia – Real Expeditions – 15 days
Most Amazing Oceania Tour
OzIntro – OzIntro – 7 days
Most Amazing Europe Tour
The Amalfi Coast – Bus2Alps – 3 days
Most Amazing North America Tour
Southern Sun – Trek America – 21 days
Most Amazing South America Tour
South American Explorer – Tucan Travel – 112 days
Most Amazing Adventure Tour
Grand Adventurer Nairobi to Cape Town – Oasis Overland – 75 days
Most Amazing Cruising Tour
Explore South Georgia – Quark Expeditions – 16 days
Most Amazing Day Tour
Canyoning Chli Schliere – Outdoor Interlaken – 1 day
Most Amazing Luxury Tour
Maldives Magic – Encounters Travel – 10 days
Most Amazing Nature Tour
Everest Base Camp & Kala Pattar – World Expeditions – 18 days
Most Amazing Youth Tour
European Getaway – Topdeck Travel – 20 days
For the full story of how TourRadar found the World’s Most Amazing Tour 2012 visit www.tourradar.com/mostamazingtour