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The Best City to Visit Travel Tournament is here for 2016 and this year you can win not only for yourself, but your city as well. The prize to the person who chooses the winning city is $500 US dollars – in addition, I’ll donate that same amount to a charitable organization in the winning city.

To enter, write your favorite city in the comments of this post before Sunday, February 28th 8:00pm US EST.

Votes Going Social In 2016

Like last year, entries will be grouped by region so that cities from the same country will compete against each other in the early rounds. Also, I’ve made voting a lot easier than it’s been in past years, through your Facebook accounts so there’s no need for logins or email addresses.

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The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament is a round robin style competition, with voting every week during the month of March. I’ll take the first 64 cities you nominate, which will be halved every round by your votes.

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Cities Already Taken

Those of you who caught this post in time got the first picks in this year’s tournament. It’s one city per person so scan the comments underneath this post, look for the city you want to nominate, then type it in if someone else hasn’t already claimed it.

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  • London, England – (Brian)
  • Targu Mures, Romania – (Razvan)
  • Washington D.C., U.S.A. – (Yilmaz)

Please keep in mind that many comments automatically go into moderation where they remain invisible until they’re approved. Selections are still first come, first serve, keep checking back to see if you got the city you wanted or need to pick an alternate.

typing feverishlyImportant Contest Dates

The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament 2016 runs right through the beginning of April with week-long voting rounds starting on Tuesday, March 1st. Remember, voting early is one proven way to get ahead in the tournament, here are a few other strategies you can learn from previous winners.

  • Tuesday, March 1st: Round of 64
  • Tuesday, March 8th: Round of 32
  • Tuesday, March 15th: Sweet 16
  • Tuesday, March 22nd: Elite 8
  • Tuesday March 29th: Final Four
  • Tuesday, April 5th: Championship
Will There Be More Surprises? Vote For The Best City To Visit In This Sweet 16

The winner of this year’s tournament will be announced on Tuesday, April 12th and prize money sent (or delivered in person by me) to you by July 1, 2016. Those are quite a few dates to keep up with – the best way not to miss anything is to get my posts sent directly to your inbox.

Where You Pick, I Go

As always, I’ll visit the winning city, with a few surprises in mind this year when I arrive. I’m looking forward to seeing your selections and getting ideas for some travel plans in 2016. Good luck everyone and don’t forget to nominate your favorite city in the comments below!