best city to visit in 2020

In a very close contest that came down to a few last minute votes, Singapore denied Istanbul a Championship again after you voted it Best City to Visit in 2020. Though the 2020 Best City to Visit Travel Tournament has taken place through pandemic lock downs and travel restrictions, your participation made this one of the most competitive Finals in recent years.

Singapore came out of the toughest bracket, facing a number of strongly-supported Pakistani cities to end up against Istanbul, always tough competition in the tournaments. Despite multiple trips to the Final Four, this was the closest Istanbul has come to ever winning Best City 2020 but again couldn’t get over the hump, denied by a small margin of votes.

But as the tradition goes, no Best City to Visit Travel Tournament is ever predictable and Singapore’s win was hardly obvious 4 weeks ago among the crowd of 64 cities. Congratulations to Tayyab who nominated Singapore originally (winning $500!) and all of you who voted and shared this year’s competition.

As it is after every tournament beging, many people write me wishing some city had been entered. There’s an easy way to ensure your favorite city is in the 2021 tournament – subscribe to my newsletter. Aside from more ways to travel smarter, sometime each February readers get the first picks. Typically I also visit the winning city every year though those plans for 2020 are pending the current coronavirus situation.

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Thank you again everyone and congratulations Singapore! Hoping to see you later this year…