"Travel and Leisure" magazine's readers chose the city based on: sights, culture and arts, restaurants and food, people, shopping and value.
"Travel and Leisure" magazine has named Jerusalem as the best city in Africa and the Middle East. Readers were asked to respond to a questionnaire which ranked cities according to sights, culture and arts, restaurants and food, people, shopping and value. This was the first time that the city received such a ranking since 2000.
Cape Town was ranked in second place and Tel Aviv in third place.
Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat welcomed the announcement and said that he continues to implement his vision of bringing 10 million tourists a year to the city, up from the current 2 million tourists per year.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on July 13, 2010
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