Travelers name the best city and country in the world

It’s true: travelers love New York. According to readers of luxury travel magazine Ultratravel, distributed in The Daily Telegraph, the sleepless, urban jungle that is the Big Apple is the best city in the world.

Announced this week in London, readers of the publication, which has a distribution of 500,000, named New York their favorite travel destination over runners-up Barcelona, Melbourne, Paris and Sydney.

Of all the countries in all the world, readers also voted Australia the best on the planet, over runners-up Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, and the US.

Readers of Ultratravel, meanwhile, seem to share the same  opinions as TripAdvisor members. This week, the largest user-generated travel website released its top 25 Travelers’ Choice World Destinations list topped by Paris, followed by New York and London.

For all the winners of the Ultratravel 100 awards including best airline and hotels, visit