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Singapore Edges Istanbul To Win Best City To Visit Travel Tournament 2020!

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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.

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

Best City To Visit Travel Tournament 2020 Championship: Singapore vs. Istanbul

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Big applause from our balconies for Florence, Italy, on its amazing run through the Final Four of the Best City to Visit Travel Tournament. One of the hardest hit areas of the global coronavirus pandemic, your support for Florence and other Italian cities showed throughout the tournament. Meanwhile, Sydney quietly got to the brink of the Championship but it couldn’t handle tournament favorite Singapore. Now, Istanbul, who’s been close many years might get its chance to win it all and pull off a major Best City contest upset.

As always, your votes determine the winner. You have until this Sunday, April 5th 11:59pm US EST (-4 GMT) to vote!

Don’t forget to tag #bestcity2020 on Instagram or Twitter to let me know your who you’re rooting for! The final results and winner of this year’s tournament will be announced on April 7th, so make sure to check back then to find out the Best City to Visit in 2020!

Best City 2020’s Final Four Is Full Of Surprises: Time To Vote!

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The Best City to Visit Travel Tournament never being predictable holds true as Singapore shocks Islamabad in the Elite 8 to challenge Sydney who had its own comeback against Montevideo. No stranger to Best City 2020, Istanbul is back to another Final Four against Florence, who won on tie-breaker against Rome. If there’s any Cinderella story of this year’s tournament, it’s the capital city of the Tuscany region.

  • Will Florence deny Istanbul a Championship once again? Does Sydney honey badger its way past Singapore? Your votes below will decide! You have until this Sunday, March 29th 11:59pm US EST (-4 GMT) to vote.

Don’t forget to tag #bestcity2020 on Instagram or Twitter to let me know your who you’re rooting for! The Championship begins on Tuesday, March 31st so make sure to check back then to see who’s one step away from winning it all!

The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament Is Down To An Elite 8

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We’ll all be traveling again soon and when we are, it might be to one of these 8 cities left in Best City 2020. The 2020 tournament is one of the closest contests to call in recent years, with cities across four continents. A super match up between Singapore and Islamabad is brewing with two Italian cities facing off after squeaking by the Sweet 16. Of course, your votes determine which cities advance from here.

You have until this Sunday, March 22nd 11:59pm US EST (-4 GMT) to vote.

Don’t forget to tag #bestcity2020 on Instagram or Twitter to let me know your who you’re rooting for! The next round of Final Four begins on Tuesday, March 24th.

Vote To Name One Of These Sweet 16: Best City To Visit In 2020!

Any one of these Sweet 16 cities can win it all in the Best City to Visit Travel Tournament 2020. It’s one of the closest tournaments I can remember, there’s no clear favorite. Since we’re down to a Sweet 16, the voting polls are back to head-to-head individual match ups below. There are 8 polls and your votes will determine the next 8 cities to move on to the next round.

You have until this Sunday, March 15th 11:59pm US EST (-5 GMT) to vote.

A few things from the Round of 32 – Amsterdam and Seoul made it on tie-breakers, I was swayed by your comments and emails. You never know when your city might need a boost, so tag it #bestcity2020 on Instagram or Twitter to let me know your who you’re rooting for! The next round of Elite 8 begins on Tuesday, March 17th.

The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament Round Of 32: Voting Open Now!

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We enter a short Round of 32 cities in the Best City to Visit Travel Tournament 2020. Porto, Abu Dhabi, Karachi, and Islamabad all make it on tie-breakers and some familiar places starting strong.

Click your favorite 16 cities below and hit the vote button underneath. You have until this Monday, March 9th 11:59pm US EST (-5 GMT) to vote.

Although the cities are competing directly against one another as shown in the bracket above, I decided to make voting easier by letting you choose 16 from the list below. The cities with the most votes versus their match up move on to the next round.

I’m the official tie-breaker in every round in case any two cities end up with the same number of votes. Remember, the Sweet 16 begins Tuesday, March 10th! Good luck everyone and everywhere!

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