New Orleans gets a top 10 ranking among world cities in 2014 from Travel + Leisure magazine

Posted on: July 16 2014
By Mark Waller, | The Times-Picayune

Travel + Leisure Magazine has named New Orleans one of the world's top 10 cities to visit, adding to a long procession of tourism accolades the city has collected in recent years.

New Orleans ranked 10th in the world. The only other U.S. city on the list, which also is the only other city to outrank New Orleans in the national standings, is Charleston, S.C.

The magazine said the results are based on polling its readers.

The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau issued an announcement celebrating the designation, quoting a Travel + Leisure editor saying the Southern cities on the list have a "sense of ease and authenticity" that appeals to travelers.

The CVB announcement names some of the other recent tourism nods: "The designation as a 'World's Best City' is New Orleans' most recent accomplishment in a string of accolades, including a 'Must See Destination for 2014' by National Geographic, a 'Best American City for Foodies' by Conde Nast Traveler and 'One of Six Trips That Will Change Your Life' by Coastal Living Magazine.