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A top travel company named Utah the top destination in the world to visit Tuesday.

Fodor's Travel announced its Fodor's Go List, which highlights what it says are 25 can't-miss spots around the world. This is the first time the organization has selected a top destination for the year, rather than a roundup of equally-worthy locales.

"With so many destinations worth visiting, it can be overwhelming for travelers to decide where they should go next," said Arabella Bowen, editor in chief of Fodor's Travel. "Our Go List helps guide travelers when they are making that decision and this year we went a step further by recommending Utah as our top destination to visit in 2016."

According to Fodor's, Utah was selected because of the newly expanded Park City ski and snowboard resort, five national parks during the National Park Service Centennial, fossil viewing at Dinosaur National Monument, rafting the Colorado river or staying at a working ranch.

To select the list, the Fodor's editorial team started with dozens of global and domestic nominees which were narrowed down to the top 25 places to go.

The list spans six continents and 20 countries. It included Minneapolis's North Loop, Cuba, Bavaria's Oktoberfest (which is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Beer Purity Law) and San Sebastian, Spain.

Utah Office of Tourism, Film and Global Branding officials celebrated.

"Having a prestigious travel publication like Fodor's recognize the entire state as the top tourist destination in the world affirms what Utahns know," said Vicki Varela, the agency's managing director. "We are a bucket list destination to live, work and play."

The publication released this video showcasing its recommended destinations to visit in Utah: