Dubrovnik is one of the top ten travel destinations to visit in 2012, according to the buzz on Facebook. The list of top ten destinations, with Dubrovnik on the second spot, was compiled by Uptake, the largest independent travel research site.
Uptake team have analysed the travel buzz on the social network site by crawling Facebook's friend graphs and analyzing the over 200 million comments, status updates, photo descriptions and check-ins from hundreds of thousands of people.
“This Mediterranean gem has been a popular cruise port for years, but travellers are finally coming on their own accord to experience its beautiful beaches, stunning scenery and fascinating history,” says Uptake about Dubrovnik.
Uptake concludes that “no trip would be complete without wandering through the Old City of Dubrovnik; this walled section of the city dates back centuries and includes Renaissance churches, Gothic palaces, monumental forts and much more.”
The top travel destination to visit in 2012 is Luang Prabang in Laos, Dubrovnik is second, followed by Granada (Spain), Penticton (British Columbia), Charleston (South Carolina), Cartagena (Colombia), Portland (Oregon), Tallinn (Estonia), Copacabana (Bolivia) and Hoi An (Vietnam) respectively.