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04/02/2014 07:27 am ET | Updated Jun 02, 2014

What Are The World's Most Social Travel Destinations?

They say "there's no place like home," but we finally put it to the test! The travel site minube along with over 100 tourism boards from Iowa to Indonesia asked travelers one simple question: what are the world's most social destinations?

During a one-month voting period, thousands of international travelers cast their votes over their social networks using the #SDAwards hashtag. Well, the tallies are in! Ladies and Gents, we're proud to present the World's Most Social Destinations!

MOST SOCIAL CITIES - This leg of the contest saw old rivalries flare up, and hometown pride helped push smaller cities like Zaragoza ahead of even the biggies! Nearly 70,000 votes for cities were cast and here are the results:

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1.) Paris, France - click here for more photos of Paris

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2.) Cancun, Mexico - click here for more photos of Cancun

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3.) Madrid, Spain - click here for more photos of Madrid

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4.) Rome, Italy - click here for more photos of Rome

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5.) Zaragoza, Spain - click here for more photos of Zaragoza

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6.) Barcelona, Spain - click here for more photos of Barcelona

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7.) London, UK - click here for more photos London

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8.) New York City, USA - click here for more photos of New York City

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9.) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - click here for more photos of Rio de Janeiro

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10.) San Francisco, USA - Click here for more photos of San Francisco

MOST SOCIAL COUNTRIES - The countries category was a tight race between Europe's traditional tourism powerhouses, with rising stars like Brazil and India also making the top 5. Interestingly, smaller tourism boards like those in Malta, Denmark, and especially Greece managed to motivate their fans and citizens and all made excellent showings!. Here are this year's winners!

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1.) Spain - click here for more photos of Spain

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2.) France - click here for more photos of France

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3.) Brazil - click here for more photos of Brazil

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4.) Italy - click here for more photos of Italy

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5.) India - click here for more photos of India

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6.) Mexico - click here for more photos of Mexico

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7.) Greece - click here for more photos of Greece

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8.) United States - click here for more photos of the United States

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9.) Denmark - click here for more photos of Denmark

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10.) Malta - click here for more photos of Malta

Think your city or country deserves to be the most social in the world? Stay tuned for next year's battle! Or, if you want to win a trip with Air France to Paris, the World's Most Social City, you're still in time to enter our contest! Good lucky and bon voyage!

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