Jerusalem & Tel Aviv Voted Best Cities in Middle East

Jerusalem and Tel Aviv Voted Best Cities in the Middle East for 2nd Consecutive Year by Readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine

New York – July 7, 2011

Jerusalem has been voted #1 Best City in the Middle East, and Tel Aviv #2, by the readers of Travel+Leisure, considered by many as America’s leading travel magazine (Cairo scored #3).

“We are delighted by this important achievement,” says Haim Gutin, Israel Commissioner for Tourism, North and South America, “because it underscores the growing recognition by the international travel community that our two main cities are extraordinary places to visit.” Tourism to Israel reached an all-time high in 2010 with the arrival of 3.45 million travelers.

Published by the American Express Company, Travel+Leisure publishes its annual World’s Best Awards in the magazine’s August issue. For the list, click here.

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