Professional/ Top of the Top - Cities for Best Life...

What is the happiest city in the world? What is the best place for your next conference? Where do the healthiest people live? Check out a selection of the world’s best cities – best for life, best for sport, best for business. Here they are: San Francisco, Denver, London, Frankfurt, and Melbourne.


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Euromonitor International's Top City Destination Ranking

Euromonitor International's Top City Destination Ranking

Daniel A. Tanner

Euromonitor International is pleased to release its latest Top City Destinations Ranking, covering 100 of the world's leading and most dynamic cities in terms of international tourist arrivals. As the global economic crisis worsened in Q4 2008, international arrivals declined worldwide as travellers felt financially constrained and decided to stay close to home. However, the top 100 cities managed to end the year with 5.2% growth. A number of cities, such as New York and São Paulo, however, e...
San Francisco – The Happiest and the Healthiest City

San Francisco – The Happiest and the Healthiest City

Alec Hills

San Francisco refuses to fit a mold. It climbed hills while other cities spread out. It encouraged immigrants to guard their ethnic distinctions while other cities assimilated them. It rejects urban freeways because they’re unsightly and renovates dusty keepsakes (an archaic cable car system, an abandoned factory, an antiquated cannery) with felicitous results. Such ingenuity has made San Francisco the top city in many categories. In October 2009 the readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine vo...
Melbourne – Best for Business and Sport

Melbourne – Best for Business and Sport

Wayne M. Gore

The cosmopolitan capital of the state of Victoria, Melbourne is well known for its friendly locals, cultural creativity, fine wine and dining and world-class facilities for leisure and business tourists, who pump AUD$15.8 billion into the Victorian economy. With a population of around four million people, the city prides itself on its art and culture, chic cafes, bars and restaurants, hidden laneways, shopping and fashion. The state’s public transport and roads network places Melbourne withi...
Denver – The Mile High City

Denver – The Mile High City

James Morris

Located on high plains at the base of the snowcapped Rocky Mountains, Denver is a booming metropolis, surrounded by spectacular natural beauty. A combination of great recreation opportunities and a mild, year-round climate with 300 days of sunshine (more annual hours of sun than San Diego or Miami Beach) have caused Denver’s population to soar. In 2009, the Pew Research Institute declared Denver the “No. 1 U.S. city in which people want to live.” In the past decade alone, this young city has gro...
See the World, Visit London

See the World, Visit London

Tomas Haupt

London is a city of diversity and choice, whether it’s hotels, venues or activities – there is so much to choose from. London’s offers so much to see and do that you really can see the world in just one city. London is also an ever changing, and since winning the bid to host the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games there has been an even greater buzz around the city. New hotels are being built, businesses are developing, new venues are being designed and more transport links are being ...
Frankfurt am Main – Germany’s Most Modern City

Frankfurt am Main – Germany’s Most Modern City

Theodore Slate

Frankfurt am Main, the metropolis in the heart of Europe, is defined by the stimulating contrasts of tradition and modernity, commerce and culture, business and tranquility. Frankfurt is a city of finance, a city of culture featuring a truly unique theatre and museum landscape and it is and has always been Germany’s most modern city. The famous international trade fairs held here, the financial business conducted, the city’s cultural scene and its accessible location all contribute to Frankfu...