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2017 November, SANTA FE WINS TRAVEL + LEISURE MAGAZINE’S READER’S CHOICE DESTINATION OF THE YEAR

November 15, 2017 – Travel + Leisure, one of the world’s leading travel magazines, has announced Santa Fe as the winner of the prestigious “Reader’s Choice Destination of the Year” for 2017, beating out 23 other destinations including California, the Caribbean and Norway.

Santa Fe was chosen for consideration by Travel + Leisure editors and one of only three cities in the U.S. to appear on the survey. The City Different was chosen as “Destination of the Year” by 65 percent of readers voting through an online poll, winning by a large margin over second place Slovenia, which held 14 percent of the vote.

Travel + Leisure staff noted that the “growing alternative arts scene” is giving the city a “newfound edge” and the “red-hot art scene” is matched only by its “fiery cuisine, renowned for its smoky red and green chiles.” The magazine cited Meow Wolf’s “House of Eternal Return” and the Railyard District as among the city’s top attractions.

“We are elated that Travel + Leisure editors nominated our city and their readers subsequently selected us as Destination of the Year,” said Randy Randall, Executive Director of TOURISM Santa Fe. “We are so proud of our city and this recognition further reinforces the fact that we offer a truly world-class destination that provides so much to see and do for today’s discerning travelers.”

More information on Santa Fe’s award for “Readers' Choice Destination of the Year 2017” can be found at www.travelandleisure.com/destination-of-the-year/readers-choice.

Media Contacts:
Joanne Hudson, Public Relations Manager
TOURISM Santa Fe Tel: 505 955 6221
Email: jghudson@santafenm.gov

Carlyn Topkin / Daylyn Weppner
Lou Hammond Group
Tel: 212 891 0214 | 212 891 0246
Email: carlynt@louhammond.com | daylynw@louhammond.com


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