Conde Nast Traveller top 10 places to visit

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  1. Su Wei

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    Guess who's no. 1 this year? :D Yay!

    TOP 10 CITIES TO VISIT

    1. Singapore
    2. Sydney
    3. Barcelona
    4. Rome
    5. Paris
    6. Bangkok
    7. New York
    8. San Francisco
    9. Venice
    10. Dubai


    TOP 10 COUNTRIES

    1. Australia
    2. Thailand
    3. New Zealand
    4. Singapore
    5. Italy
    6. India
    7. Malaysia
    8. Canada
    9. Japan
    10. France

    SOURCE: CONDE NAST TRAVELLER

    "Travellers rate S'pore as world's best city
    SINGAPORE has been voted the world's best city to visit in the latest annual survey by Conde Nast Traveller, an award-winning United States-based travel magazine.

    Readers of the publication's British edition, who did the voting, see it as the cleanest and easiest city to get around.

    The Republic catapulted from ninth spot last year to the top of the list."

    The Straits Times
     
  2. Dr. Bob

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    Here is the knock back to reality:

    "Readers of the publication's British edition, who did the voting . . "

    In other words, only Brits voted?? No wonder Singapore looked so good compared to London or England (which did not make the top 10 in either category).

    Wonder what the Top 10 would be with USA voters?
     
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    what are you trying to say, Dr. Bob? that singapore doesn't deserve the spot? [​IMG]

    That the brits would prefer "exotic" asian destinations, as compared to London? (Like, as a british traveller, would you think London as a "travel" destination???)

    Out of ten cities, only three are asian, and four are european (in Britain's own region.)

    Anyway, with a circulation of 83,000, this mag better know what they're talking about.

    I'm just proud of my little country! [​IMG]
    I thank God that I was born here! [​IMG]
     
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    From the website : Conde nast Traveller. Reader's choice awards
    "Methodology

    Every year since 1988, a select sample of Condé Nast Traveler subscribers have received the Poll of Consumer Attitudes. The complete 2003 poll was divided into eight questionnaires; no two versions were alike, and none contained the full complement of questions. Taken as a whole, the eight-part survey received 32,641 responses, which were collected and tabulated by Mediamark Research, Inc., of New York.

    Organization: Categories included in the poll (Cities, Hotels, etc.) are listed below, each with the criteria by which they were evaluated. Questionnaires were printed (or posted online) with lists of candidates (individual cities, hotels, etc.), including previous Readers' Choice Award winners; space was allowed for write-ins. Only candidates that received a required minimum number of responses were deemed eligible to be included in these rankings.

    Evaluation: Each candidate was rated, criterion by criterion, on a five-point scale: excellent, very good, good, fair, and poor. Final scores represent the percentage of excellent and very good ratings: e.g., Maui's 90.0 score means that, on average, 90 percent of the criteria received excellent or very good ratings in the Islands category.

    Airlines

    Ticketing/Boarding
    Cabin Comfort
    Cabin Service
    Entertainment Options
    Food/Beverages (international airlines only)

    Car Rental Agencies

    Service/Courtesy
    Reliability of Fleet
    Vehicle Selection/Options
    Speed of Check-in/Checkout
    Rates

    Cities

    Ambience
    Friendliness
    Culture/Sites
    Restaurants
    Lodging
    Shopping

    Cruise Lines

    Itineraries
    Crew/Service
    Cabins/Design
    Food/Dining
    Activities/Excursions

    Hotels and Resorts

    Rooms
    Service
    Food/Dining
    Location
    Overall Design
    Activities/Facilities (resorts only)

    Islands

    Scenery
    Friendliness
    Lodging
    Restaurants
    Activities

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  5. Su Wei

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    Again, from the site,


    "Among international carriers, scores are up, which is good news for an industry that badly needs it. That Singapore Airlines (88.1) again takes the highest honors, almost across the board, is no surprise, although the fact that any airline—especially one specializing in the longest of all long hauls, the trans-Pacific and trans-Asian routes—would approach a score of 90 is worth noting. What may surprise is a newcomer to the list: Emirates (70.9), in fourth position, which no doubt helps with the success of Dubai as a destination."

    Yay, Singapore Airlines! [​IMG]
     
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    Right to be proud, Su. I wasn't taking shots at your locale, nor just the methodology by which the conclusions were reached.

    Just the sectarian and pedestrian limitation of respondents. 80,000 Brits do not reflect the real world. Sorry.
     
  7. Su Wei

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    okay, dr. Bob. Point taken! [​IMG]

    Well, there are other polls too. Here's the top ten US Cities for the 2003 reader's choice awards:

    TOP 10 U.S. CITIES
    San Francisco 85.6
    New York 82.7
    Charleston, S.C. 82.3
    Chicago 81.0
    Santa Fe 80.0
    New Orleans 78.1
    Honolulu 77.6
    Boston 76.2
    Carmel, Calif. 75.2
    Savannah, Ga. 74.1
     
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    All the others i've heard something about but not Charleston. what's in Charleston? :confused:
     
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    Antebellum History. Beautiful Seaport. Seafood to die for. Houses (painted pastel in rows) that are unlike anything I've seen elsewhere. Gateway to the Low Country.

    Charleston, South Carolina, a city rich in history, tradition, and Southern culture finds nearly 4 million visitors a year as their destination of choice, which is no suprise after taking into account its reputation for outstanding accommodations, entertainment, and cuisine.
     
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    sounds so quaint! [​IMG]
     

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