Published date:May 21,2013
By International Public Relations Division
Bangkok, Thailand; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Florence, Italy; San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; and Rome, Italy are the top five cities overall in Travel + Leisure’s 2010 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey, announced in New York on July 8, 2010.
The Best City Overall, Bangkok, returns to the No. 1 spot, having last held that ranking in 2008.
The top winners in each category were honored at an awards luncheon on July 21 at the new Trump SoHo New York in NYC. A gala event to celebrate the fifteenth annual World’s Best Awards was held at the new Andaz 5th Avenue in New York City that evening.
Nancy Novogrod, editor-in-chief of Travel + Leisure, said: “That the three highest-ranking hotels this year are Oberoi Vanyavilas, a jungle camp on the edge of India’s Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve; Triple Creek Ranch, in Darby, Montana, a haven for comfort-seeking outdoor-adventure travelers; and Fairmont Mara Safari Club, in Kenya’s Masai Mara, speaks volumes. These properties provide distinctive encounters with the natural world, which linger in memory; they are perceived as delivering great value, even when the price-per-day is high. The spirit of exploration also prevailed in the choice of the Galápagos as Best Islands in the World, and of Bangkok as Best City. It is worth noting that our survey took place before the political upheaval in Bangkok began in May, and that the U.S. travel warning has now been lifted."