Voters don’t lie! Bangkok named 'World’s Best City' by Travel + Leisure magazine

Voters don’t lie! Bangkok named 'World’s Best City' by Travel + Leisure magazine

And as an added bonus for Thailand's embattled tourism industry, Chiang Mai has grabbed the number two spot in the annual reader poll
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Travel + Leisure Magazine has released its 2010 “World’s Best” list, with Bangkok voted as the top city in the world, followed by Chiang Mai, in the annual poll voted on by the American luxury travel magazine's readers.

We’re quite certain there has to be a bit of celebrating going on in the offices of Thailand’s Tourism Authority, which has been battling hard to bring back the tourists following the recent unrest in Bangkok. (Though it must be noted the Travel + Leisure survey was completed before this year's mass protests.)

Rounding out the top 10 on the "World's Best City" list are Florence, San Miguel de Allende (Mexico), Rome, Sydney, Buenos Aires, Oaxaca (Mexico), Barcelona and New York City.

Thailand’s hotels did well too, with the Peninsula Bangkok rising from No. 66 in 2009 to No. 7 in 2010, while Thai Airways was voted the world’s eighth best international airline. Check out Travelandleisure.com for the full list of 2010 winners.